[NANCY (spoken)]

So, 'ow's it go then Dodger? It's all "bowin'" and "'ats off"...


[DODGER (spoken)]

And "Don't let your petticoats go dangling in the mud,

my darling."


[NANCY (spoken)]

Oh, "And I'll go last."


[DODGER (spoken)]

No, I'll go last.


[NANCY (spoken)]

If you insist.


[DODGER (sung)]

I'll do anything

For you dear anything

For you mean everything to me.


I know that

I'll go anywhere

For your smile, anywhere --

For your smile, ev'rywhere --

I'd see.


[NANCY]

Would you climb a hill?


[DODGER]

Anything!


[NANCY]

Wear a daffodil?


[DODGER]

Anything!


[NANCY]

Leave me all your will?


[DODGER]

Anything!


[NANCY]

Even fight my Bill?


[DODGER]

What? Fisticuffs?


I'd risk everything

For one kiss -- everything

Yes, I'd do anything...


[NANCY]

Anything?!


[DODGER]

Anything for you!!


[NANCY (spoken)]

'Ere now, Oliver, you just copy

Dodger and I'll help you out with the words, alright?

So it's "I'll do anything"


[OLIVER (sung)]

I'll do anything


[NANCY (spoken)]

For you dear


[OLIVER (sung)]

For you dear, anything


[NANCY (spoken)]

For you mean


[OLIVER (sung)]

For you mean everything to me


[NANCY (spoken)]

Ah, that's lovely.


[OLIVER]

I know that

I'd go anywhere

For your smile, anywhere --

For your smile, everywhere

I'd see


[BET]

Would you lace my shoe?


[OLIVER]

Anything!


[BET]

Paint your face bright blue?


[OLIVER]

Anything!


[BET]

Catch a kangaroo?


[OLIVER]

Anything!


[BET]

Go to Timbuktu?


[OLIVER]

And back again!

I'd risk ev'rything

For one kiss -- everything --

Yes, I'd do anything


[BET]

Anything?!


[OLIVER]

Anything for you!!


[DODGER (spoken)]

Dance, Nancy.


[NANCY (spoken)]

Oh, alright, Dodge. c'mon boys!

1-2-3...


[FAGIN]

Would you rob a shop?


[ALL]

Anything!


[FAGIN]

Would you risk the "drop"?


[ALL]

Anything!


[FAGIN]

Tho' your eyes go, 'pop'


[ALL]

Anything!


[FAGIN]

When you come down 'plop'


[ALL]

Hang ev'rything!

We'd risk life and limb

To keep you in the swim

Yes, we'd do anything...


[FAGIN]

Anything?!


[ALL]

Anything for you.


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I'd Do Anything Lyrics as written by Lionel Bart

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    General CommentActually, they did get someone to sing for him..it's a girl though..lol. That's why it sounds weird.
    AudreyDeanna287on September 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI Love this song, but Oliver is the crapiest singer ever, they shoulda got someone else to sing for him but his acting is pretty good lol

    This song is about Doing anything for someone you love
    white_stone_3on February 21, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningWhat's nifty about this tune is that while he's playing the "cute lad", you can tell Dodger's hoping for more than just a peck from Nancy - provided Bill Sykes isn't around. And that's the song's point: no matter who it is, if you can push the right buttons in the right kind of way, you can make someone do all manner of things for you; especially if a little "sugar" is in the mix.
    It's one of many clever songs that play cute upfront, but are really a lot darker than they sound. GREAT musical.
    BurningOldSageon June 11, 2021   Link

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