“I Can’t Resist a Redcoat” from Austen’s Pride at The 5th Avenue Theatre


[LYDIA BENNET] ♪ I can’t resist a Redcoat ♪ ♪ I can’t resist a man ♪ ♪ In regimental uniform, whose shoulders widely span ♪ ♪ A scarlet coat ♪ ♪ Oh, how I dote ♪ ♪ On sharp salutes and polished boots,
I can’t resist a Redcoat ♪ [CASSANDRA] For Lydia, Brighton is earthly happiness. The streets filled with officers and dazzling with scarlet. [LYDIA] And flirting with them! [AUSTEN] Absolutely not! [LYDIA & CASSANDRA] ♪ A holiday in Brighton ♪ ♪ A summer by the sea ♪ ♪ Where tens to scores of soldiers
all beg a kiss from me! ♪ [REDCOATS] ♪ Please! ♪ [AUSTEN] ♪ She should say, “no.” ♪ [CASSANDRA] ♪ She could say, “yes!” ♪ [LYDIA] ♪ I will make them guess ♪ ♪ Your attention, Redcoats! ♪ [REDCOATS] ♪ Command us, we will obey ♪ ♪ We will serve you in every way ♪ ♪ And satisfy your slightest whim ♪ [REDCOATS, ONE AT A TIME] ♪ Choose me! Choose me! Choose me! Choose me! ♪ ♪ The captains and leftenants that you are dreaming of♪ ♪ Are practicing maneuvers on the battlefield of love ♪ [LYDIA] ♪ I can’t resist
[REDCOATS] ♪ Can’t resist, can’t resist ♪ [LYDIA] ♪ I can’t resist ♪
[REDCOATS] ♪ Can’t resist, can’t resist ♪ [LYDIA] Ooh, Mr. Wickham! [LYDIA] ♪ I can’t resist
[REDCOATS] ♪ Cannot resist ♪ [LYDIA & REDCOATS] ♪ A Redcoat! ♪

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