Quiz: Do You Know the Lyrics to These Rodgers and Hammerstein Songs?
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Do You Know the Lyrics to These Rodgers and Hammerstein Songs?
By: Gavin Thagard
Image: Al Aumuller, World Telegram staff photographer

About This Quiz

"Oh, what a beautiful day..." to take a quiz on the songs of the brilliant duo Rodgers and Hammerstein! Are you a fan of this duo? Could you ace this quiz on the lyrics to some of their greatest songs? Here's your chance to find out! 

Rodgers and Hammerstein changed the face of Broadway and musical theater during their run together. This was, of course, after having successful careers separately before they finally joined forces. When the two finally came together, magic happened on stage, as Rodgers and Hammerstein composed some of the greatest songs in the history of musical theater, songs that are still remembered and sung today. 

In fact, the musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein broke records, won awards and delighted audiences for nearly 20 years as they transformed how musicals were viewed on Broadway. Their success spawned revivals as well as film adaptations of many of their greatest works, showing that their legacy will not soon be forgotten. 

How well do you know the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein? Can you sing all of their songs from "Oh, what a beautiful mornin'" to "Edelweiss"? If you think you can, then take this quiz and show everyone just how much you know about the legends of American musical theater! 

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What lyrics come after "Edelweiss, Edelweiss, every morning you greet me..."?
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Which lyrics come after "Climb every mountain, search high and low, follow every byway..."?
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How about "June is bustin' out all over! The ocean is full of Jack and Jills..."?
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Complete this lyric: "They've spread the message far and wide, the Prince is giving a ball! They say he wants to find a bride..."
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And this one? "Impossible, for a plain yellow pumpkin..."
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"I have heard people rant and rave and bellow that we're done and we might as well be dead, but I'm only a cockeyed optimist..."
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"You say goodbye, away you fly, but on your lips, you keep a kiss. All your life you'll dream of this..."
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"I was as faithful as can be—"
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"I can't resist a Romeo in a sombrero and chaps. Soon as I sit on their laps..."
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"Caught in our gold plated chains are we, lost in our wealthy domains are we..."
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"For the world is full of zanies and..."
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"I'm as mild and as meek as a mouse. When I hear a command, I obey. But, I know of a spot in my house..."
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"Free like a bird in the woodland wild, free like a gypsy​..."
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"I could swear that she was padded from her shoulder to her heel, but later in the second act..."
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"Why should a woman who is healthy and strong blubber like a baby if..."
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"But he spends so much time in his round-bottomed boat that he can't..."
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"When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I'm feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things..."
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"There's a bright, golden haze on the meadow. The corn is as high as..."
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"Getting to know you, getting to know..."
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"Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow..."
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"When men say I'm sweet as candy%0DAs around in a dance we whirl,%0DIt goes to my head like brandy..."
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"The hills fill my heart with..."
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"And I set by myself like a cobweb on a shelf, by myself in..."
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"Shall we then say goodnight and mean goodbye - or per chance, when the..."
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