Cornelius & Barnaby:
Yes, New York
It's really us
Barnaby and Cornelius

Mrs. Molloy & Minnie:
All the guests of Mr. Hackl are
Feelin' great and look spectacular

All:
What a knack
There is to that
Acting like a born aristocrat
We got elegance
If you ain't got elegance
You can never ever carry it off

Cornelius:
All who are
Well-bred agree
Minnie Fay
Has pedigree

Mrs. Molloy:
Exercise your wildest whims tonight
We are out with diamond Jims tonight

Minnie:
Could they be
Misleading us?

Cornelius & Barnaby:
Silver spoons were used for feeding us

All:
We got elegance
If you ain't got elegance
You can never ever carry it off

[dance interlude]

All:
Middle class
Don't speak of it
Savoir Faire
We reek of it
Some were born with rags and patches but
We use dollar bills for matches and

Minnie:
Vanderbilt
Kowtows to us

Cornelius:
J.P. Morgan scrapes and bows to us

All:
We've got elegance
We were born with elegance

Barnaby:
I beheave like Walter Wally
When the streets are full of mud

Mrs. Molloy:
And the bluest Huckelberry isn't bluer than my blood

Minnie:
Have you noticed when I hold my cup
The saucer never moves

Cornelius:
And the way I keep my pinky up
Indubitably proves that

All:
We got elegance
We got built in elegance
And with elegance...elegance...
Elegance...elegance...elegance
We'll carry it off!


All:
We got elegance
If you ain't got elegance
You can never ever carry it off
We got Elegance...


Lyrics submitted by Ice

Elegance song meanings
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