Lyrics of Shipoopi in Music Man KIDS

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February 12, 2020
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Hi Cindy!

We are working on a production of Music Man Kids and we are getting parent push-back from the first few lines of Shipoopi, which we assumed would've been changed in the Kids version of the script. 

Specifically:

Well, a woman who'll kiss on the very first date
Is usually a hussy
And a woman who'll kiss on the second time out
Is anything but fussy

Do you have any suggestions? Is there an approved alternate set of lyrics we could use?

Or do you have a better explanation of the lyrics that we could explain to the kids and parent?

Thanks!

John Barthelmes :-)

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February 22, 2020

Greetings John! My apologies for the delay in answering your question regarding lyrics with Music Man KIDS. We do not have an approved lyric change for this as of yet, answer coming soon. Kudos for being  proactive about many of these sensitive issues that come up with parents in our current climate. Please check in with your MTI rep who is working on the acceptable answer for you. Another agenda for all of us, dated lyrics in a new time!