That’s How You Put on a Show

The Book of Pooh

“Enter Braying”


Rabbit:
Well, anyone can do it,
It doesn’t take a lot!
A curtain and a costume,
A character, a plot!
A director puts it all together
And makes it flow!

That’s how you put on a show!
But a director cannot work alone,
If he wants to do his best!
He needs stage hands, ticket taker,
The author and the rest!
There’s makeup, there’s scenery,
And the lights that make them glow!
That’s how you put on a show!
That’s how you put on a show!

Believe me, I’m in charge, so I know!
Sure, there’s other factors,
It helps to have some actors,

All:
That’s how you put on a show!
That’s how you put on a show!

Rabbit:
Now, suppose your star has laryngitis,
You’ve lost the ten foot swan!
The theatre’s burning down,

All:
Still the show must go on!

Rabbit:
Pretend you just don’t see the flames,
The crowd will never know!

All:
That’s how you put on a show!

Rabbit:
That’s how you put on a show!

All:
That’s how you put on a show! A show!

Rabbit:

They’ve all decided to go!

All:
They’ve all decided to go!

Rabbit:
And you see the critics booing!
Just keep doing what you’re doing!

That’s how you put on a show!

All:
That’s how you put on a show!

Rabbit:
That’s how you put on a -

All:
That’s how you put on a -

Rabbit:
That’s how you put on a -

All:

S! H! O! E!

Rabbit:
I mean S H O W!

All:
Show!
Show!