Red Car News Boys (Disney California Adventure)

*Sung lyrics in bold.

(Trolley comes down Sunset Blvd. carrying NEWS BOYS. They sing as it makes its way toward Carthay Circle.)

NEWS BOYS
California, here we come.
Right back where we started from.
Where bowers of flowers bloom in the spring.
Each morning at dawning,
Birdies sing at everything.
A sun-kissed miss said don’t be late,
(Don’t be late)
And that is why we can hardly wait
(Hardly wait)
To open up that golden gate.
California, here we come!

Extra! Extra! etc.

California!
Here we come now!
California!
Here we come now!
Let’s go!

California, here we come.
Right back where we started from.
Where bowers of flowers bloom in the spring.
Each morning at dawning,
Gotta love those birdies singing!
A sun-kissed miss said don’t be late,
(Don’t be late)
And that’s why we can hardly wait
(Hardly wait)
To open up that golden gate.
California, here we come!

Extra! Read all about it!, etc.

(Trolley arrives at Carthay Circle and stops. Doors open on JOHNNY.)

JOHNNY
All right, News Boys — time for roll call! Feets!

FEETS
Here!

JOHNNY
Shorty!

SHORTY
Present!

JOHNNY
Tacks!

TACKS
Bingo!

JOHNNY
Sal!

SAL
Yesiree!

JOHNNY
Annnnd Kip!

(KIP ad libs a bad joke at JOHNNY’s expense.)

NEWS BOYS
A sun-kissed miss said don’t be late,
(Don’t be late)
And that’s why we can hardly wait
(Hardly wait)
To open up that golden gate.
California (California, California)
California (California, California)

California, here we come!
Yeah!

(Applause.)

JOHNNY
All right, fellas, you know what to do. Let’s sell some papers!

NEWS BOYS
Yeah! Extra! Extra! etc.

Extra! Extra!
Hey there, we’re the News Boys,
And we got to pay our dues!
Sellin’ late editions,
And singin’ ’bout the news!

(JOHNNY gets up on stack of papers stage right.)

JOHNNY
Let me show you how to sell a headline: Extra! Extra! “Can-Do Spirit Sweeps California!” Looks like the bad days are behind us, eh?

Happy days are here again.

NEWS BOYS
Talk about those happy, happy days!

JOHNNY
The skies above are clear again.

NEWS BOYS
Talk about those happy, happy days!

JOHNNY
So let’s sing a song of cheer again.

NEWS BOYS
Happy days are here again!

(FEETS and TACKS lift SAL onto their shoulders.)

SAL
You want some news? Here’s some big news! “Charles Lindbergh Crosses the Atlantic!” Lucky Lindy lands in Paris. All I can say about that Lucky Lindy is, “Attaboy, Charlie!”

NEWS BOYS
Clap hands!

SAL
Here comes Charlie!

NEWS BOYS
Clap hands!

SAL
Join the party!

NEWS BOYS
Clap hands,
Here comes Charlie now!

Here comes Charlie now!

(SAL stands on top of stacks of papers stage left. The NEWS BOYS dance around her like airplanes.)

NEWS BOYS
Clap hands,
Yeah, Charlie.
This way,
Join the party!
Clap hands,
Here comes Charlie now!

(JOHNNY gets baseball bats out of the trolley and throws them to the boys. SHORTY gets on the stacks of papers stage left and waves his paper in the air.)

SHORTY
Hey, “Babe Ruth Breaks Record!” Just think — maybe California will have a team of their own one day.

KIP
Yeah, right!

JOHNNY AND KIP
Take me out to the ballgame!

NEWS BOYS
Strike one!

JOHNNY AND KIP
Take me out to the crowd!

NEWS BOYS
Strike two!

KIP
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack.

JOHNNY
I don’t care if I never get back!

JOHNNY AND KIP
So lets…

NEWS BOYS
Root! Root! Root!

JOHNNY AND KIP
For the home team.

NEWS BOYS
Rah! Rah! Rah!

JOHNNY AND KIP
If they don’t win, it’s a shame.

NEWS BOYS
Hey, batter, batter!
Hey, batter, batter!

JOHNNY AND KIP
For it’s one, two,
Three strikes you’re out

NEWS BOYS
At the old ballgame!

TACKS
Oh, I just love the funny pages! Barney Google always makes me bust out laughin’!

NEWS BOYS
Make ’em laugh, make ’em laugh!
Don’t you know, everyone wants to laugh?

TACKS
My dad said, “Be an actor, my son,
But be a comical one!”

NEWS BOYS
They’ll be standing in lines,
For those old honky tonk monkey shines!

TACKS
Oh, you could study Shakespeare and be quite elite,
Or you could charm the critics and have nothing to eat,
Just slip on a banana peel, the world’s at your feet.

NEWS BOYS
Make ’em laugh,
Make ’em laugh,
Make ’em laugh!

(NEWS BOYS collapse on paper stacks left. FEETS jumps on stacks right and waves his paper in the air.)

FEETS
Hey guys, look: “Dance Craze Sweeps Country!” It’s a good thing I’ve been brushing up on my dance steps. (Does the Charleston.)

NEWS BOYS
Oh, the Charleston!

(They all dance the Charleston.)

NEWS BOYS
Here we go! Here we go!
Hey! Hey! Hey!
Yeah!

(KIP grabs a paper and stands on the papers stage right.)

KIP
Hey fellas, if you want a big scoop, check out the business page! Extra! Extra! “Market Grows by Leaps and Bounds!”

We’re in the money!

NEWS BOYS
Money!

KIP
We’re in the money!

NEWS BOYS
Money!

KIP
We got a lot of what it takes to get along.

NEWS BOYS
We’re in the money!

KIP
Money!

NEWS BOYS
The skies are sunny!

KIP
Sunny!

NEWS BOYS
Working together means our troubles all are gone!

KIP
We never see a headline ’bout a breadline today.
And when we see the landlord,

NEWS BOYS
We can look that guy right in the eye!

We’re in the money!
We’re in the money!
Let’s spend it, lend it, send it
Rolling along!
Yeah!

Let’s spend it, lend it, send it…

KIP
Let’s spend it, lend it, send it…

NEWS BOYS
Let’s spend it, lend it, send it
Rolling…
Send it rolling along!

Latest edition — two cents!

(Applause. NEWS BOYS make general selling noises.)

KIP
Hey guys! Y’know, a lot of these headlines are about people who started out with nothing and made it big.

JOHNNY
Oh, hey, Kip’s right. Here’s a story about a guy named Walt Disney, who packed up everything he owned into a cardboard suitcase and headed out here to make his dreams come true.

FEETS
Good for him!

JOHNNY
Yep! Just goes to show — everybody who’s anybody started off as a nobody before they became a somebody.

NEWS BOYS
Huh?

JOHNNY
You know, like Thomas Edison?

NEWS BOYS
Who?

JOHNNY
Henry Ford…

SAL
Ooh ooh, the Wright Brothers!

JOHNNY
Exactly! They all had a suitcase and a dream.

Plenty of people, they started with nothing.

NEWS BOYS
Just a suitcase and a dream.

JOHNNY
They packed up their cases and went to new places.

NEWS BOYS
With a suitcase and a dream.

JOHNNY
They made this world into a place
Like you have never seen.
It’s like they hit the jackpot
On a slot machine!

NEWS BOYS
Yeah!

JOHNNY
Yeah, yeah, yeah!

NEWS BOYS
Got a suitcase and a dream,
A suitcase and a dream.
A suitcase and a dream,
A suitcase and a dream!

JOHNNY
You and me, we got our ideas.

NEWS BOYS
Other people got theirs too!

JOHNNY
So pack up your suitcase,
And start your dreamin’!

NEWS BOYS
The rest is up to you!

It don’t matter if you’re rich or broke.
It don’t matter if you’ve given up hope.
All you need is a little drive,
To make your dreams begin to come alive!

KIP
Hey fellas, Walt Disney didn’t come out here all by himself. It says here…

(MICKEY MOUSE enters the trolley from behind. He carries a suitcase and stands in the doorway.)

KIP
Mr. Disney traveled west with just a few bucks to his name.
Along the way, he met Mickey Mouse,
And the world will never be the same!

(MICKEY wanders out of the trolley and looks around.)

NEWS BOYS
He got a suitcase and a dream,
A suitcase and a dream.
Suitcase… and a dream!

(NEWS BOYS shake hands with MICKEY and pose. Applause.)

FEETS
Hey, you’re the mouse Kip was just reading about. It says right here, you’re gonna be the next big thing!

MICKEY MOUSE
Gosh, really? That sure would be… swell!

KIP
Wait a minute, fellas. He just stepped off the trolley. How do we know he’s got what it takes to be the cat’s meow?

NEWS BOYS (ad lib)
Hey! He’s a mouse, etc.

JOHNNY
Only one way to find out — show us what you got, Mickey!

NEWS BOYS (ad lib)
Yeah, show us, etc.

MICKEY MOUSE
Who, me? Aw, gee fellas. I dunno.

JOHNNY
Oh, c’mon. All these folks wanna see — right, folks?

(Audience cheers. NEWS BOYS lead MICKEY to stand on top of papers stage left.)

MICKEY MOUSE
Aw, gosh. Well, all right… Here goes. (Clears throat.)

It don’t matter if you’re rich or broke.
It don’t matter if you’ve given up hope.
All you need is a little drive…

MICKEY MOUSE AND NEWS BOYS
To make your dreams begin to come alive!

NEWS BOYS
Everybody’s got their ideas,

MICKEY MOUSE
And me, I’ve got mine too.
So I took out my suitcase and packed up my dream.

MICKEY MOUSE AND NEWS BOYS
Now it’s time to follow through!

NEWS BOYS
Got a suitcase

MICKEY MOUSE AND NEWS BOYS
And a dream!
A suitcase and a dream.

NEWS BOYS
A suitcase

MICKEY MOUSE
Yeah!

MICKEY MOUSE AND NEWS BOYS
And a dream!
A suitcase and a dream.
Suitcase… and a dream!
Yeah!

(Applause.)

JOHNNY
Hey Mickey, we can see you’ve got your suitcase. Now what’s your dream?

NEWS BOYS (ad lib)
Yeah, Mickey, what’s your dream? etc.

MICKEY MOUSE
Well, let me tell ya.

I wanna be in pictures,
On the silver screen!
And learn to do some magic —

SHORTY
Do what?

NEWS BOYS
Now that’s a dream!

MICKEY MOUSE
I want to drive a steamboat,
And be the front page news!

SAL
Well, you’re gonna need to buy a suit!

MICKEY MOUSE
And wear some yellow shoes!

If you can dream it, you can do it.
You see, there’s really nothing to it.
Just take that dream and make it true.
It’s really up to you!

I’ll live inside a castle!

KIP
Just listen to him yak…

SAL
Why can’t he have a castle?

KIP
Okay… I take it back!

MICKEY MOUSE
Oh, I’ll get myself a dog,
And I’ll dream for all I’m worth!

FEETS
Where does dreamin’ get ya?

MICKEY MOUSE
The Happiest Place on Earth!

If you can dream it, you can do it.
You see there’s really nothing to it.
Just take that dream and make it true.
It’s really up to you!

KIP
Wait a minute…

No, it ain’t so easy
To make your dreams come true!

JOHNNY
You wind up sellin’ papers…

KIP
Like me and Johnny do-oo-oo.

MICKEY MOUSE
I don’t mind selling papers!

JOHNNY
Well, here’s your stack right here.

SAL
You know what we should call him?

NEWS BOYS
Our News Boy Mouseketeer!

(MILLY the messenger enters with a telegram.)

MILLY
Mickey Mouse? I have a telegram for Mickey.

MICKEY MOUSE
Right here!

NEWS BOYS (ad lib)
What’s the scoop?, etc.

MILLY (reading)
Dear Mickey. Stop. Come to Walt Disney Studios at 9am tomorrow to audition for new film, Steamboat Willie. Stop. Thinking of you for leading role! Stop. Regards, Walt Disney.

(NEWS BOYS cheer.)

MICKEY MOUSE
Oh, gosh! I had a feeling this would work out!

You’ve got your own dreams,
And yours can happen too.

SHORTY
Like playin’ in the Series!

FEETS
And doin’ my soft-shoe!

MICKEY MOUSE
And while I’m living all my dreams,
I’m gonna meet a gal
Who’s sweet, and kind, and pretty.

(MINNIE MOUSE has entered through the trolley.)

NEWS BOYS
His one and only gal!

(MINNIE breaks through the line of NEWS BOYS.)

NEWS BOYS (ad lib)
Hey, it’s her!, etc.

(MINNIE blows MICKEY a kiss.)

MICKEY MOUSE
Told ya!

MICKEY MOUSE AND NEWS BOYS
If you can dream it, you can do it.
You see there’s really nothing to it.
Just take that dream and make it true.
It’s really up to you!

MICKEY MOUSE
If you can dream it, you’re gonna do it!

(Applause.)

SAL
Hey, Mickey — it’s time to get ready for your big audition with Mr. Disney!

MICKEY MOUSE
Oh boy, I’ll say!

JOHNNY
You’re right, Mick! You gotta go after your dream and seize the day!

(NEWS BOYS cheer in agreement. JOHNNY shakes MICKEY’s hand. The others hug MICKEY during the next song.)

NEWS BOYS
Now is the time to seize the day!
Stare down the odds, and don’t delay!
Minute by minute,
That’s how you win it.
You will find a way!
Now go and seize the day!

(NEWS BOYS get back on the trolley. MICKEY poses out front.)

MICKEY MOUSE AND NEWS BOYS
Seize the day!

NEWS BOYS (ad lib)
Okay, c’mon Mickey, we gotta go, etc.

(MICKEY climbs aboard the trolley. Doors close.)

MICKEY MOUSE
Let’s go!

NEWS BOYS
We ain’t got a barrel of money,
Maybe we’re ragged and funny.
But we’ll travel along,
Singing a song, side by side.

MICKEY MOUSE
This is fun!

NEWS BOYS
Oh, we don’t know what’s coming tomorrow.
Maybe it’s trouble and sorrow.
But we’ll travel the road,
Sharing our load, side by side.

(Trolley begins to go back up Sunset Blvd.)

Through all kinds of weather.
What if the sky should fall?
Just as long as we’re together,
It really, really, really doesn’t matter at all.

When they’ve all had their quarrels and parted,
We’ll be the same as we started.
Just traveling along,
Singing a song, side by side!

Just a travelin’, travelin’ along.
And we’re singin’, singing a song.
Side by side!
Side by side!

MICKEY MOUSE
Hiya, folks! Hi, everybody! My gosh, this is fun!

NEWS BOYS
California, here we come.
Right back where we started from.
Where bowers of flowers bloom in the spring.
Each morning at dawning,
Birdies sing at everything.
A sun-kissed miss said don’t be late,
(Don’t be late)
And that is why we can hardly wait
(Hardly wait)
To open up that golden gate.
California, here we come!

Here we come now!
California!
Here we come now!
Let’s go!

California, here we come.
Right back where we started from.
Where bowers of flowers bloom in the spring.
Each morning at dawning,
Gotta love those birdies singing!
A sun-kissed miss said don’t be late,
(Don’t be late)
And that’s why we can hardly wait
(Hardly wait)
To open up that golden gate.
California, here we come!

All right!

California, here we come.
Right back where we started from.
Where bowers of flowers bloom in the spring.
Each morning at dawning,
Birdies sing at everything.
A sun-kissed miss said don’t be late,
(Don’t be late)
And that’s why we can hardly wait
(Hardly wait)
To open up that golden gate.
California (California, California)
California (California, California)

California, here we come!

MICKEY MOUSE
Yeah!

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