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"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" is a song from the 1967 stage musical and the 1985 animated TV special of the same name. It is sung by Schroeder, Linus, Lucy and Patty (the last character being replaced by Sally Brown in the 1985 television version and the 1999 Broadway revival).

Intro

Linus: I really don't think you have anything to worry about, Charlie Brown. After all, science has shown that a person's character isn't really established until he's at least five years old.

Charlie Brown: But I am five. I'm more than five.

Linus: Oh... Well, that's the way it goes.

Patty : The only thing wrong with Charlie Brown is his lack of confidence; his inferiority and lack of confidence. His clumsiness, his inferiority, his lack of confidence. His stupidity, his clumsiness, his inferiority...

Schroeder: Did you know that Charlie Brown has never pitched a winning baseball game, never been able to keep a kite in the air, never won a game of checkers and never successfully punted a football? Sometimes I marvel at his consistency.

Lucy: Now, Linus, I want you to take a good look at Charlie Brown's face. Would you please hold still a minute, Charlie Brown? This is what you call a failure face. Notice how it has failure written all over it. Study it carefully, Linus, you rarely see such a good example. Notice the deep lines. The vacant expression in the eyes. Yes, I would say this is one of the finest examples of a failure face you're gonna see for a long while.

Charlie Brown: Some days I wake up early to watch the sunrise, and I think how beautiful it is, and how my whole life lies before me, and I get a very positive feeling about things. Like this morning for instance; the sky's so clear and the sun's so bright. How can anything go wrong on a day like this?

Linus: I really don't think you have anything to worry about, Charlie Brown. After all, science has shown that a person's character isn't really established until he's at least five years old.

Charlie Brown: But I am five. I'm more than five.

Schroeder: Did you know that Charlie Brown has never pitched a winning baseball game, never been able to keep a kite in the air, never won a game of checkers and never successfully punted a football? Sometimes I marvel at his consistency.

Linus: I think Charlie Brown has nice hands.

Snoopy: It is truly a dog's life. The least Charlie Brown could do is start my day with a little tea and toast.

Lucy: Now, Linus. I want you to take a good look at Charlie Brown's face. Would you please hold still a minute, Charlie Brown? I want Linus to study your face. Now, this is what you call a failure face, Linus. Notice how it has failure written all over it. Study it carefully, Linus, you rarely see such a good example. Notice the deep lines. The dull vacant look in the eyes. Yes, I would say this is one of the finest examples of a failure face you're gonna see for a long while.

Charlie Brown: Some days I like to wake up early, so I can see the sunrise, and I think how beautiful it is, and how my life lies before me, and I get a very positive feeling about things. Like this morning for instance; the sky's so clear and the sun's so bright. How can anything go wrong on a day like this?

Linus: I really don't think you have anything to worry about, Charlie Brown. After all, science has shown that a person's character isn't really established until he's at least five years old.

Sally (overlapping): The only thing wrong with my big brother, Charlie Brown, is his lack of confidence; his inferiority and lack of confidence. His clumsiness, his inferiority, his lack of confidence. His stupidity, his clumsiness, his inferiority and his lack of confidence, his...

Schroeder (overlapping): Did you know that Charlie Brown has never pitched a winning baseball game, never been able to keep a kite in the air, never won a game of checkers and never successfully punted a football? Sometimes I marvel at his consistency.

Lucy (overlapping): Now Charlie Brown has what you call a failure face, Linus. Notice how it has failure written all over it. Study it carefully. You rarely see such a good example.

Charlie Brown (overlapping): Some days I wake up early to watch the sunrise, and I think how beautiful it is, and how my life lies before me, and I get a very positive feeling about things. Like this morning for instance; the sky's so clear and the sun's so bright. How can anything go wrong on a day like this?

(Alarm clock rings)

I'm late!

Lyrics

You're a good man, Charlie Brown,
You're the kind of the reminder we need.
You have humility, nobility
And a sense of honor that are very rare indeed

You're a good man, Charlie Brown,
And we know you will go very far.
Yes it's hard to believe,
Almost frightening to conceive
What a good man
You are.

Schroeder: You are kind.

You are kind to all the animals and every little bird.
With a heart of gold,
You believe what you're told...
Lucy: Every single solitary word

You bravely face adversity,
You're cheerful through the day.
You're thoughtful, brave and courteous,
Lucy: And you also have some faults, but for the moment, let's just say...

All: That you're a good man, Charlie Brown
Ya-da-da, da-da-da, da-da-da
Da-da-da, da-da-da, da-da-da-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da, da-da-da, da-da-da!
Da-da-da-da-da, Da-da-da
Da-da-da-da!

You're a good man, Charlie Brown
You're a prince and a prince could be king
With a heart such as yours you can open any doors
You can go out and do anything!
You could be king Charlie Brown!
You could be king!

Lucy: If only you weren't so wishy-washy.

You're a good man, Charlie Brown,
You're the kind of the reminder we need.
You have humility, nobility
And a sense of honor that is very rare indeed

You're a good man, Charlie Brown,
And we know you will go very far.
Yes it's hard to believe,
Almost frightening to conceive
What a good man
You are.

Schroeder: You are kind!

You are kind to all the animals and every little bird.
With a heart of gold,
You believe what you're told...
Lucy: Every single solitary word

You bravely face adversity,
You're cheerful through the day.
You're thoughtful, brave and courteous,
Lucy: And you also have some faults, but for the moment, let's just say...

That you're a good man, Charlie Brown
You're a prince and a prince could be king
With a heart such as yours you can open any doors
You can go out and do anything!
You could be king Charlie Brown!
You could be king!

Charlie Brown: Everybody says to me,

Others: You're a good man, Charlie Brown.

Charlie Brown: Every voice in harmony,

Others: You're a good man, Charlie Brown.

Charlie Brown: All I need is one more try.
Gotta get that kite to fly.
And I'm not the kind of guy who gives up easily.
Wonder why they stop to say,

Others:You're a good man, Charlie Brown,

Charlie Brown: Never liked me, anyway,

Others: You're a good man, Charlie Brown,

Charlie Brown: Trying not to rock the boat.
Not to make a scene.
A good man? Yes, but I confess,
I don't know what they mean.
I wanna rise like I should and do everything right.
But I lie awake at night, with questions in my ear.
I want to join the dance, but the answer isn't clear.

Others (Overlapping): Oooh, never sleep.
Oooh, loud and deep.
Oooh, take the leap.

Charlie Brown: Than I hear,

Others: Charlie Brown... Charlie Brown...
Lucy: You're a good man, Charlie Brown,
Schroeder/Snoopy/Linus: You're a good man, Charlie Brown,

Schroeder: Get on the bus.

Lucy: Get on the bus.

Linus]]: Go ahead, get on the bus, Charlie Brown!

Sally: Don't wanna be late for school!

Others: That's right!

Charlie Brown: Don't wanna be late!

All: Don't wanna be late for school!

Snoopy: Woof!

Others: You're a good man, Charlie Brown.
You're the kind of reminder we need.
You have humility, nobility and a sense of honor that is very rare indeed.

Charlie Brown (Overlapping): There they go again.
Don't know what they mean.
I'm not good, I'm not bad,
I'm something in between.

Snoopy: Woof!

Others: You're a good man, Charlie Brown.

Charlie Brown: I don't understand,

Others: You're a prince and a prince could be king.
With a heart such as yours, you could open any doors.
You could go out and do anything.
You could be king, Charlie Brown. You could be king!

Charlie Brown: "Nothing lasts forever",

Others: You could be king.

Charlie Brown: "All good things must end",

Others: Believe it.

Charlie Brown: I've memorized that phrase by heart.

Others: And you were born for this part.

Charlie Brown: So tell me.

Others: You're a good man.

Charlie Brown: I need to know it.

Others: You're a good man, Charlie Brown.

Charlie Brown: When do the good things start?

Lucy/Schroeder (Overlapping): You're a good man, Charlie Brown.
You're a good man, Charlie Brown.

Linus/Sally(Overlapping): Bravely facing adversity.
Always kind to the animals.

Snoopy: Oh, You're a good man.

All: You're a good man,
Charlie Brown!

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