Ascot Gavotte
My Fair Lady Lyrics


Ladies and Gentlemen
Ev'ry duke and earl and peer is here
Ev'ryone who should be here is here.
What a smashing, positively dashing
Spectacle: the Ascot op'ning day.
At the gate are all the horses
Waiting for the cue to fly away.
What a gripping, absolutely ripping
Moment at the Ascot op'ning day.
Pulses rushing! Faces flushing!
Heartbeats speed up! I have never been so keyed up!
And second now They'll begin to run. Hark!
A bell is ringing, They are springing Forward Look!
It has begun...! What a frenzied moment that was!
Didn't they maintain an exhausting pace?
'Twas a thrilling, absolutely chilling Running of the
Ascot op'ning race.

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Written by: ALAN JAY LERNER, FREDERICK LOEWE

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The Dandelion

I have to say I dearly missed the lyrics so I thought it wouldn't hurt to put them here...

Every duke and earl and peer is here
Everyone who should be here is here
What a smashing, positively dashing spectacle
The ascot opening day

At the gate are all the horses
Waiting for the cue to fly away
What a gripping, absolutely ripping
Moment at the ascot opening day

Pulses rushing, faces flushing
Heartbeats speed up, I have never been so keyed up
And second now they'll begin to run,
Hark a bell is ringing, they are springing forward look, it has begun

What a frenzied moment that was
Didn't they maintain an exhausting pace?
'Twas a thrilling, absolutely chilling
Running of the ascot opening race



einsteinboricua

Once they start singing, it's safe to say that they're static in their spots. None of them move until they move forward to see the race. Below are bloopers:

0:30 look at the far left side...the wavy-hat lady is in the actual courtyard, with a gentleman in front and one behind her.
0:39 and now she's closer to the sides, with 4 gentlemen behind her (where did they come from)

Notice in that same scene (0:39) the lady in the background with the "teardrop" hat. Her body is facing the left side of the screen and her face is towards us (standing next to a gentleman)
Now look at 0:54...the teardrop hat lady is now next to a group of more women, and no gray gentleman next to her. At least in 1:06, she's still in her same spot.

At 0:30 (again) notice the wavy-hat lady in the front. Move two people to her left (lady with the pointed black hat). Now look to the two ladies behind her (one of them is blocked by the hat but the other, in striped dress, isn't). That BFF pair only has two couples on the sides...notice the one to THEIR left (in between the pointed-hat lady and the lady next to her) and how far they are from the BFF pair.
At 1:09, that couple is suddenly close to the BFF pair. But at 1:17, after they begin moving, the couple next to the BFF pair has disappeared.

Finally:
At 1:24 after they say "Look", they're frozen in place once again. Notice that teardrop-hat lady is just behind and to the left of one of the BFF pair ladies (the one with the "fuzzy Christmas tree hat and stick binoculars).
But, at 1:25 when they remark that it has begin, the BFF pair is nowhere near teardrop-hat lady, even though at 1:38 the BFF pair is now at the fence and should have been visible in the previous scene and the next one.

Of course, magic happens because one of the BFF pair ladies (the one with an umbrella) managed to make it from the courtyard into the roofed part of the courtyard (2:26) in a matter of seconds. And she is clearly popular, what with grabbing champagne with a gentleman and then walking with another lady.

:)



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The Dandelion

I have to say I dearly missed the lyrics so I thought it wouldn't hurt to put them here...

Every duke and earl and peer is here
Everyone who should be here is here
What a smashing, positively dashing spectacle
The ascot opening day

At the gate are all the horses
Waiting for the cue to fly away
What a gripping, absolutely ripping
Moment at the ascot opening day

Pulses rushing, faces flushing
Heartbeats speed up, I have never been so keyed up
And second now they'll begin to run,
Hark a bell is ringing, they are springing forward look, it has begun

What a frenzied moment that was
Didn't they maintain an exhausting pace?
'Twas a thrilling, absolutely chilling
Running of the ascot opening race

Mel

Memories

ちゃちゃこ

How I am glad ❕ A lot of thanks from Japan 💖

Mac Bolan

"Every duke and earl and 'per' is 'her', everyone who should be 'her' is 'her.'

"...spectacle the ascot awp-ning day."

Nancy Anderson

Hope is a dangerous

JenneeWren

I love how Henry is the only one not wearing gray and the only one who ever bumps into anyone. He's totally out of step with high society, awkward, and out of place. And yet HE is the one coaching Eliza. hahahahaha! Perfect. Just perfect symbolism/characterization in this scene. Love it, love it, love it!

Sarah Warfield

@Saxon Girl -given that Shaw meant the play to be a satire of the class system, I suspect part of the appeal to Higgens was the opportunity to make a mockery of high society.

Saxon Girl

He accepted teach her because he saw as a challenge i don't think he care about high society.

Saxon Girl

@Dandylion Henry couldn't be 28 because in the original play by Bernard Shaw he was 42. If it was a older woman with a younger man i'm sure you wouldn't mind.

philuip Cummins

Dandylion slight misogyny ? « Slight » only ?

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