from She Loves Me
Music by Jerry Bock
Words by Sheldon Harnick


I'm nervous and upset because this man I've never met
I get to meet tonight at eight.
He's taking me to dinner at a charming old cafe,
but who can eat tonight at eight?
It's early in the morning, and our date is not till eight o'clock tonight,
And yet already I can see what a nightmare this whole day will be.
I haven't slept a wink, I only think
Of our approaching tete-a-tete,
Tonight at eight.
I feel a combination of depression and elation;
What a state! To wait till eight!
Three more minutes, two more seconds, ten more hours to go!
In spite of all I've written, he may not be very smitten,
And my hopes, perhaps, may all collapse,
Kaput--tonight at eight.

I wish I knew exactly how I'll act and what will happen
When we dine tonight at eight.
I know I'll drop the silverware, but will I spill the water or the wine
Tonight at eight?
Tonight I'll walk right up and sit right down beside the smartest girl in town
And then it's anybody's guess.
More and more I'm breathing less and less!
In my imagination I can hear our conversation
Taking shape tonight at eight.
I'll sit there saying absolutely nothing or I'll jabber like an ape
Tonight at eight!
Two more minutes, three more seconds, ten more hours to go!
I'll know when this is done, if something's ended or begun,
And if it goes all right, who knows?
He might propose!


from Music in the Moonlight, released December 15, 2015




Jacqueline Novikov Boston, Massachusetts

Soprano Jacqueline Novikov, founder of Forma Music, is dedicated to entertaining and educating audiences through classical vocal music. She uses music's powerful language to express life's humorous, serious, mundane and sacred truths. Jacqueline holds a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and a M.M. from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. ... more

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