"I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair"

The Broadway musical and the movie South Pacific were based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener (1907-1997), who received America's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, from President Gerald R. Ford in 1977.

"I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair"
Sung by Mitzi Gaynor
Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein III
Music: Richard Rodgers​


SING ALONG!

I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair
And send him on his way.
 

​Get the picture?​

I'm gonna wave that man right outa my arms
I'm gonna wave that man right outa my arms
I'm gonna wave that man right outa my arms
And send him on his way.

Don't try to patch it up
Tear it up, tear it up
Wash him out, dry him out
Push him out, fly him out
Cancel him and let him go—
Yea, sister!

I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair
And send him on his way.

If the man don't understand you
If you fly on separate beams
Waste no time, make a change
Ride that man right off your range.
​Rub him out of the roll call
And drum him out of your dreams.

​Oho!​

If you laugh at different comics
If you root for different teams
Waste no time, weep no more
Show him what the door is for
Rub him out of the roll call
And drum him out of your dreams.

Oho!​​ Oho!​

I went ​and washed that man right outa my hair
I went ​and washed that man right outa my hair
I went ​and washed that man right outa my hair
And sent him on his way.

I went ​and washed that man right outa my hair
I went ​and washed that man right outa my hair
I went ​and washed that man right outa my hair
And sent him on his way.

About “Sparks” by Margie Blumberg

Our weekly posts are about those happy sparks of inspiration that we can all enjoy, such as a song in a movie that was based on a book. Children’s books and lyrics from musicals are what inspired me to write. I hope they’ll inspire you, too! We’ll hear the latest news from our authors and illustrators, who will share the things that help them learn, grow, and create. We hope you enjoy these little sparks, and if you do, please share them!

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