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Daddy Long Legs CHARITY 23

Piano/Conductor 12-2-13
(4-piece orch.) Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Orchestration by Brad Haak
CUE (JERVIS): "So, Mr. John Smith - Philanthropist and Octogenarian - Rest in peace."

JERVIS: "Charity. It bites the hand that dispenses it. It corrodes the heart of the giver, however pure his motives.

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If he truly cares for the person he helps, how can his money ever be enough? It builds a wall of gratitude that can never be climbed

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Char - i - ty, O Char - i - ty Now what can I

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Piano/Conductor - (4-pc.) No. 23 CHARITY (12-2-13) (2.)
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do Once I gave to those in need, Now

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Im in need of you. Char - i - ty, O

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eas - i - er it is to give than to let your - self re - ceive.

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Piano/Conductor - (4-pc.) No. 23 CHARITY (12-2-13) (3.)
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No. 23 CHARITY (12-2-13) (4.)
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JERUSHA: "Dear Daddy Long Legs, Im educated. My diploma is in the bottom bureau

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Piano/Conductor - (4-pc.) No. 23 CHARITY (12-2-13) (6.)
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Im here in Lock Willow for the summer. Forever maybe. The board is cheap, the surroundings quiet and conducive to a literary life..

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Im mad about my book. I think of it every waking moment and dream of it at night."

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JERUSHA: "Jimmie McBride is dropping by sometime during the summer.

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