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"Extraordinary" Lyrics and Music from Pippin

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pippin scoreExtraordinary - Instant digital download from Musicnotes - You can download this sheet music for $5.25 (free download software available).

The Stephen Schwartz Songbook with songs from Pippin as Stephen plays them. Includes and a revised lyric from "Extraordinary," "Corner of the Sky," "Love Song," "Morning Glow," "No Time at All," "With You.

Amazon.com: Pippin : Vocal Selections [new browser window] Pippin - Vocal Selections, Pippin (Score), Corner of the Sky (Easy Play Piano), Corner of the Sky (Lead Sheet), Kind of Woman (Katherine), Love Song, Magic To Do, Magic To Do (Easy Play Piano), Morning Glow, Finale from "Pippin", Guess I'll Miss the Man, No Time At All, Simple Joys, Spread a Little Sunshine.

Extraordinary Lyrics from Pippin by Stepen Schwartz

Copyright by Stephen Schwartz

PATCHING THE ROOF AND PITCHING THE HAY
IS NOT MY IDEA OF A PERFECT DAY
WHEN YOU'RE EXTRAORDINARY
YOU GOTTA DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS
I'M NOT THE TYPE WHO LOSES SLEEP
OVER THE SIZE OF THE COMPOST HEAP
WHEN YOU'RE EXTRAORDINARY
YOU THINK ABOUT EXTRAORDINARY THINGS

OH, I ONCE KNEW A MAN
LIVED EACH DAY THE SAME
SAFE AND SANE AND SWELL
AND ON THE DAY HE DIED
I COULDN'T CRY
ALL I COULD SAY WAS: "HOW COULD THEY TELL?"

OH, LOOKING AT LIFE FROM DEEP IN A RUT
MAY GIVE YOU A VIEW OF THE SUNSHINE, BUT
IT'S UNNECESSARY
FOR SOMEONE WHO IS VERY
EXTRAORDINARY LIKE ME …

IF THE FLOORBOARDS ARE SQUEAKING
AND THE DOORBOARDS ARE LEAKING
AND THE CHIMNEY'S IN NEED OF REPAIR
IF THE GARDEN HAS BRAMBLES
AND THE YARD IS A SHAMBLES
WELL, I'M TERRIBLY SORRY, BUT I DON'T CARE!

I'VE GOT TO BE SOMEONE WHO LIVES
ALL OF HIS LIFE IN SUPERLATIVES
I'M EXTRAORDINARY
I GOTTA DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS

THE FACT THAT I'M SPECIAL IS EASY TO SEE
SO WHY DOESN'T ANYBODY SEE IT BUT ME?
I'M EXTRAORDINARY
I NEED TO DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS

EV'RY SO OFTEN A MAN HAS A DAY
HE TRULY CAN CALL HIS
WELL, HERE I AM TO SEIZE MY DAY
IF SOMEONE WOULD JUST TELL ME WHEN THE HELL IT IS

OH, GIVE ME MY CHANCE
AND GIVE ME MY WINGS
AND DON'T MAKE ME THINK ABOUT EV'RYDAY THINGS
THEY'RE SO SECONDARY
TO SOMEONE WHO IS VERY
EXTRAORDINARY
LIKE ME!

Extraordinary Recordings

Cast Album CD
Pippin
Original Broadway Cast Recording, UNI/Motown, 1972 REMASTERED in 2000! Buy Pippin (1972 Original Broadway Cast) [new browser window]
  • Includes: Magic To Do, Corner of the Sky, War is a Science, Glory, Simple Joys, No Time At All, With You, Spread a Little Sunshine, Morning Glow, On the Right Track, Kind of Woman, Extraordinary, Love Song, I Guess I'll Miss the Man, Finale
  • BONUS TRACKS on this recording: I Guess I'll Miss the Man -- The Supremes, Corner of the Sky -- The Jackson 5, Morning Glow -- Michael Jackson

Origins of "Extraordinary" from Pippin

Stephen Schwartz had written a song called "Marking Time" for the character Pippin to sing but it wasn't working well enough for actor John Rubinstein during the pre-Broadway trial in Washington, D.C. in Sept. 1971. So Schwartz came up with "Extraordinary" to replace it.

"Marking Time" (Cut from the musical)

  • John Barr - a top British singer includes a swinging version of this song on his CD In Whatever Time We Have
  • Michael Rupert - Lost in Boston IV - (Varese Sarabande, 1997) Lost in Boston, Vol. 4 [new browser window] This is the ONLY recording of this song that was replaced by "Extraordinary"

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