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ROSE-SELLER
Who will buy my sweet red roses? Two blooms for a penny. (Repeat 4 times.)

MILKMAID
Will you buy any milk today mistress? Any milk today mistress?

ROSE-SELLER
Who will buy my sweet red roses?

MILKMAID
Any milk today mistress?

ROSE-SELLER
Two blooms for a penny.

STRAWBERRY-SELLER
Ripe, strawberries ripe! Ripe, strawberries ripe!

MILKMAID & STRAWBERRY-SELLER (At same time)
MILKMAID: Any milk today mistress?
STRAWBERRY-SELLER: Ripe, strawberries ripe!

ROSE-SELLER
Will you buy my sweet red roses?

STRAWBERRY-SELLER
Ripe, strawberries ripe!

MILKMAID & KNIFE GRINDER (At same time)
MILKMAID: Any milk today mistress?
KNIFE GRINDER: Knives, knives to grind!

ROSE-SELLER
Who will buy?

KNIFE GRINDER
Any knives to grind?

STRAWBERRY-SELLER
Ripe, strawberries ripe!

ROSE-SELLER & MILKMAID (At same time)
ROSE-SELLER: Who will buy my sweet red roses?
MILKMAID: Any milk today mistress?

KNIFE GRINDER & STRAWBERRY-SELLER (At same time)
KNIFE GRINDER: Knives, knives to grind!
STRAWBERRY-SELLER: Ripe, strawberries ripe!

ROSE-SELLER, KNIFEGRINDER, MILKMAID, & STRAWBERRY-SELLER
R.S.: Who will buy my sweet red roses?
KG: Any knives to grind?
MM: Any milk today mistress?
SS: Ripe, strawberries ripe!

KNIFEGRINDER
Who will buy?

STRAWBERRY-SELLER
Who will buy?

MILKMAID
Who will buy?

ROSE-SELLER
Who will buy?

OLIVER
Who will buy this wonderful morning?
Such a sky you never did see!

ROSE-SELLER
Who will buy my sweet red roses?

OLIVER
Who will tie it up with a ribbon, and put it in a box for me?

STRAWBERRY-SELLER
Ripe, strawberries ripe!

OLIVER
So I could see it at my leisure,
Whenever things go wrong,
And I would keep it as a treasure,
To last my whole life long.

MILKMAID
Any milk today?

OLIVER
Who will buy this wonderful feeling?
I'm so high, I swear I could fly.

KNIFEGRINDER
Knives, knives to grind!

STRAWBERRY-SELLER
Ripe, strawberries ripe!

OLIVER
Me, oh my! I don't want to lose it.
So what am I to do
To keep a sky so blue?
There must be someone who will buy...

STRAWBERRY-SELLER
Who will buy?

KNIFEGRINDER
Who will buy?

MILKMAID
Who will buy?

ROSE-SELLER
Who will buy?

ALL
Who will buy?

ALL:
Who will buy this wonderful morning?
Such a sky you never did see!
Who will tie it up with a ribbon,
And put it in a box for me?

They'll never be a day so sunny,
It could not happen twice.
Where is the man with all the money?
It's cheap at half the price!

Who will buy this wonderful feeling?
I'm so high I swear I could fly.
Me, oh my! I don't want to lose it
So what am I to do
To keep a sky so blue?
There must be someone who will buy...

WASHING WOMEN

They'll never be a day so sunny,
It could not happen twice.
Where is the man with all the money?
It's cheap at half the price!

INSTRUMENTAL

ALL
Who will buy this wonderful feeling?
I'm so high I swear I could fly.
Me, oh my! I don't want to lose it
So what am I to do?
To keep a sky so blue?
There must be someone who will buy...
Buy!
BUY!
  • submitted by Allyson
  • written by Lionel Bart
  • copyright with Lyrics © T.R.O. Inc.

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     st2792 says:
    Like 026-04-2005 23:30
     
    i saw this play, and its GREAT! i love it, even like two months after i saw it i was still singing this song haha
     Niknud says:
    Like 020-11-2004 18:48
     
    This is a great song! I'm playing the Rose-Seller in St.Mary's Youth Centre's upcoming production of the show "Oliver". The cast are aged from seven year olds to sixteen year olds. It's a very complicated song as regards when someone sings their line or not and the many verses but it's great fun!! It's very energetic in parts but very subdued in other parts which really sets it apart from the other songs in "Oliver".
    It's brill! (",) Fifi