Fred Ebb/John Kander
Men's four part

Tenor: C4 - C5
Lead: C3 - G5
Bari: F3 - F4
Bass: G2 - D4

The title song from the musical and movie has been a mainstay of barbershop contest repertoire for many years, but most versions take the world of cabaret and absorb it into the barbershop world. This arrangement, whilst fully barbershop in terms of its harmonic and textural choices, stays in the imaginative world of the original story, where the glitz is used to ward off the darkness of life outside. Using the full verse, with its story of a life lived hard and fast, transforms the meaning of the second chorus. Happiness is felt the more for being hard-won,

Here is Tuxedo Junction giving it its contest premiere in 2015: