IT´S SO NICE TO HAVE A MAN AROUND THE HOUSE

(Including the complete dialogue between Ray Conniff and Rica Moorre)  

Ray: “Now, Rica’s gonna’ tell you ‘bout how nice it is to a have man around the house”

It’s so nice to have a man around the house

Oh, so nice to have a man around the house

Just a guy whose glad he found you

Who will put his arms around you

And his kisses just astound you, so nice (da-da)

Oh, a house is just a house without a man

‘Cause he’s that necessary evil in your plan

There are many things about him

You just cannot do without him

Though it’s just a constant game of cat and mouse (u-a-da)

Still, it’s nice to have a man around the house (du-du-du)

 

 

Rica: “Many people don’t know this but (hmm) Ray loves to sing.

He naturally knows all of the music and he warms up with the singers.

I think maybe sometime he’s waiting for one of them to step down so he can jump in and sing too.”

“I tell you what, why don’t I sort of surprise him tonight and see if I can get him up here to sing, Okay?  

Oh, wait a minute, he’s, he’s no Tiny Tim or anything, but let’s see what we can do. Okay? Oh, Ray, oh, Ray, Ray.”

Ray: “What´s goin’ on? You know, you’d think with all this great sound system that I could hear what you’re saying, 

but all the speakers are pointed out. I heard my name. What’s up?”

Rica: “Uh, I was just telling all these lovely people out here that, you’re going to sing for them.”

Ray: “Oh, Rica, you shouldn’t have done that.”

Rica: “Why not?”

Ray: “I can’t sing.”

Rica: “You can too.”

Ray: “No, I can’t.”

Rica: “Sure you can. Come on.”

Ray: “I’m no Tiny Tim or like that, you know.”

Rica: “You were listening.”

Ray: “Besides, I don’t know the words to this song anyway so I’m goin’ back and work with the group.

I’ll see you later.” . . . 

“I thought you were gonna’ let me go there for a minute.”

Rica: “No, I didn’t, I didn´t want to smudge the material.

No, I was afraid that you might try to do something like that

and so I have here prepared a small, typed idiot card.”

Ray: “Boy, that is small. I don’t know. I don’t have my cheaters with me.

Well, I’ll tell you, I’ll be a sport, but you’ll have to help me out. Okay?”

Rica: “Okay.”

Ray: “Who starts?”

Rica: “I’ll start.”

Ray: “Okay.”

Rica: “Alright’”

Ray: “5, 4, 3, 2, 1, ready, go.”

Rica: It’s so nice to have a man around the house.

Ray: For me. Yes, it’s nice to have a man around the house.

Rica: Just a guy in pipe and slippers who will share your breakfast kippers.

Ray: And will help you zip your zippers, it’s so nice. (da da)

Ray: Oh, a house is just a house without a man.

Rica: But he’s that necessary evil in your plan.

Ray: (My turn) Someone kind who knows you’ll treasure every simple little pleasure.

Rica: Like a full length mink to cover last year’s blouse.

Ray: That’s expensive! (da da)

Ray and Rica: It’s so nice to have a man around the house!

Ray: Ba-dam-bam. Bam, ba-dam, ba-dam, ba-dam, ba-dam

Ray and Rica: Ba-dum, ba-dum

Ray: “I’ll tell you what, I got an idea. I’ve got some words of my own on this.  

I’ll start the next one out and you follow along. Okay? And here we go, 4, 3, 2, 1.”

Ray: Oh, it’s nice to have a man around the house.

Rica: Yes, it’s nice to have a man around the house.

Ray: Just a hero, bold and vicious who’ll insist he gets his wishes.

Rica: Oh, but first he’ll do the dishes, it’s so nice. (that’s not nice) (da da)

Ray: Now, a house is just a house without a man.

Rica: But he’s that necessary evil in your plan.

Ray: There are many things about him you just cannot do without him.

Rica: But it’s 10 to 1 you’ll wind up with a louse (wow-wow-wow-wow)

Ray and Rica: It’s so nice to have a man around the house

Da, da-da-da-da-da, da-da-da.