"If You Could See Her" as written by and John Kander Fred Ebb....
I know what you're thinking:
You wondered why I chose her
Out of all the ladies in the world.
That's just a first impression,
What good's a first impression?
If you knew her like I do
It would change you're point of view

If you could see her through my eyes
You wouldn't wonder at all
If you could see her through my eyes
I guarantee you would fall (like I did)
When we're in public togtheer
I hear society moan
But if they could see her through my eyes
Maybe they'd leave us alone

Spoken: (There you are my liebling. Your favourite!)

How can I speak of her virtues,
I don't know where to begin?
She's clever, she's smart, she reads musics
She doesn't smoke or drink gin (like I do)
Yet when we're walking together
They sneer if I'm holding her hand
But if they could see her through my eyes
Maybe they'd all understand

Why can't they leave us alone

Ladies and Gentleman
Is it a crime to fall in love?
Can we ever tell where the heart truly leads us?
All we are asking is eine bisschen Verstandnis
Why can't the world leben und leben lassen?
'Live and let live'

I understand your objection
I grant you the problem's not small
But if you could see her through my eyes
She wouldn't look Jewish at all


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"If You Could See Her" as written by John Kander Fred Ebb

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    General CommentWell now that I added the lyrics, if you see the show this song kind of loses it's effect, but I had to. I love musicals and I know that a lot of time a song is added just for a big cheesy dance number. So I assumed that when the emcee walked out with a Gorilla (dressed as a girl) that it would be a fun dance number. But altough the song seems cheerful it has a very serious undertone to it. And when I saw this show and the emcee sang the last line I got the biggest chill down my spine. It was stated blatantly, but it's effect rang through out the theatre.
    alouiseon July 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAgreed. It's a shame that on the old album they had to change "Jewish" to "Meeskite" isn't it? That was hardly the most risque part of the play...
    lizawithazon October 08, 2007   Link

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