"Ten Thousand Four Hundred Thirty-Two Sheep [From the West Point Story]" as written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne....
I didn't sleep again last night
And I'd like to discuss the matter
The nerves to which I'm strung are tight
And I'm as beat as a bowl of batter

If old man Rip Van Winkle
Thought his long sleep was a curse
I know how the old man felt
Because I've got his problem in reverse

Ten thousand, four hundred and thirty two sheep
How long can I toss like this?
Ten thousand, four hundred and thirty three sheep
What did you put in that kiss?
I've tried all the remedies
The well-known good advice
Took a hot tub and an alcohol rub
Did the alphabet backwards twice

Ten thousand, four hundred and thirty four sheep
We'd better get married soon
Ten thousand, four hundred and thirty five sheep
I'll never hold out till June
How much do I love you?
Just in case you didn't know
You get a mental kiss
With every sheep I count
And I still got a million sheep to go

(Did you ever try seeing see a doctor?)
A doctor?

I went to see a noted doctor
Who's a famous analyst
Then he led me to the couch
And he gently took my wrist
I paid him fifty dollars
(Well, that sounds pretty cheap)
Cheap! I should have paid him nothing!
'Cause I still can't sleep

(Ten thousand, four hundred) and thirty six sheep
(And one sheep that got away)
He took another lamb!
(Ten thousand, four hundred) and thirty eight sheep
(Won't night ever turn to day?)
Oh what a fool I am
How much do I love you?
Just in case you didn't know
You get a mental kiss with every sheep I count
(Add them all together
That's a large amount)

I've counted a trillion sheep
(How many?)
I've counted a billion sheep
(How many?)
Well at least a million sheep, I know
(How the numbers grow)
And I got about million more to go

(Ten thousand, nine thousand, eight thousand
Seven thousand, six thousand, five thousand)

(To fade)


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"Ten Thousand Four Hundred Thirty-Two Sheep" as written by Sammy Cahn Jule Styne

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