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"Day One" refers to a compilation of songs into one on Groundhog Day The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording). It features the first versions of "Small Town, U.S.A.", "Punxsutawney Phil" and "February 2nd"/"There Will Be Sun".

"Small Town, U.S.A."Edit

"Small Town, U.S.A." is the second song of Act One of Groundhog Day.

LyricsEdit

[CLOCK RADIO JINGLE]
Who is that? (who is that?!)
Emerging from his burrow?
Who can see today what we won't see until tomorrow?
Shaman of the shadows!

[JINGLE & MALE RADIO DJ]
Springer of the spring!

[MALE RADIO DJ]
Come on!

[JINGLE & MALE RADIO DJ]
Is it a squirrel?!
Is it a beaver?!
Kinda both, but not quite either!

[MALE RADIO DJ]
That's right woodchuck chuckers, it's -

[RADIO DJS]
Groundhog Day!

[MALE RADIO DJ]
We're live here from Gobbler's Knob talking about everything: weather -

[FEMALE RADIO DJ]
Predictions

[MALE RADIO DJ]
Temperature -

[FEMALE RADIO DJ]
The weather -

[MALE RADIO DJ]
It's just nuts!

[FEMALE RADIO DJ]
Totally whacky!

[MALE RADIO DJ]
That's our town on February 2nd/

[FEMALE RADIO DJ]
I mean what could crazier than groundhogs in February?

[RECEPTIONIST]
Good morning, this is your wakeup call.

[PHIL CONNORS]
Thank you.

[RECEPTIONIST]
Happy Groundhog Day!

[PHIL]
Yeah, happy Groundhog Day.
Lumpy bed, ugly curtains,
Pointless erection
Dried flowers, damp towels,
No reception
Small towns, tiny minds,
Big mouths, small ideas
Shallow talk, deep snow,
Cold fronts, big rears

One bar, one store, one clock

One diner, one bank, one cop

I mean, what’s not to like in a quaint little place like this?
Who doesn't dig a crocheted pillowcase like this?
Watercolors of bucolic vistas
Painted by octogenarian spinsters,
And all of the people just getting together For relentless analysis of the weather
Their dumb superstitions and vacuous chat –
I swear there was a pack of Xanax in this jacket
You couldn't pay me to stay here one more night,
Swear that there is no check you could write that might
Tempt me to stay and wake up in the morning in –

[CLOCK RADIO]
Punxsutawney
Ba-da-bup-bup-ba-da-da-ba-dup

[PHIL]
There's nothing more depressing than
Small Town U.S.A.
And small don't come much smaller than
Punxsutawney on Groundhog Day

[CLOCK RADIO]
Ba-da-bup-bup-ba-da-da-ba-dup

[PHIL]
There's nothing more depressing than
[TOWNSPEOPLE]
Punxsutawney, Pennsyl –
Small Town U.S.A.– vania, U.S.A.
And small don't come much smaller thanAhh–ahh-ahh-ahh


[PHIL & TOWNSPEOPLE]
Punxsutawney on Groundhog Day!

[PHIL]
I've not a bad word to say about small towns per se,
They're nice for an hour, or at a stretch half a day
And they're perfect for a stop-off on your way,
On your way to somewhere else...
Pretty much anywhere else
And I've no qualm at all with your small-town people,
I admire their balls, getting out of bed at all
To face another day in a shit-hole this small,
All haystacks and horses where there should be golf courses

And one bar, one store, one clock
One diner, one bank, one cop

How can they bear it, to live in a place like this?
Separate from the whole human race like this?
One little store selling plaid shirts and rakes, and it's
Huntin' and fishin' and half-pounder steaks and if
I have a hope of a better career than this,
This is the last time I’m broadcasting here, Jesus
I have been forecasting too many years
To be talking to hicks about magical beavers!
When I'm done, gonna call up the station
And tell them I'm through with this crap
And never again will I wake in the morning in...

[TOWNSPEOPLE]
Punxsutawney
Is a little town with a heart as big as any town
As any small town in the U.S.A.
And there is no town greater than
Punxsutawney on Groundhog Day

[PHIL]
Tomorrow I'll wake and I’ll call up the station
And tell them I’m not coming back!
And never again will I wake in the morning in –

[TOWNSPEOPLE]
Every morning I wake to the dawning of –

[PHIL]
Never again will I wake in the morning in –

[PHIL & TOWNSPEOPLE]
Punxsutawney!


[PHIL][TOWNSPEOPLE]
Is a little town
With a heart as big as any town
There's nothing more
Depressing than Small Town U.S.A.As any small town in the U.S.A.
And there is no town smaller thanThere is no town greater than
PunxsutawneyPunxsutawney
On Groundhog...A heart as big as any town
There's nothing more
Depressing than Small Town U.S.A.As any small town in the U.S.A.
There is no town smaller thanAnd there is no town greater than
Punxsutawney onPunxsutawney on
Punxsutawney onPunxsutawney on
Punxsutawney onPunxsutawney on
Groundhog –
Just kill me now
Day!

"Punxsutawney Phil"Edit

"Punxsutawney Phil" is the third song of Act One of Groundhog Day.

LyricsEdit

[TOWNSPEOPLE]
Who is that? (who is that?!)
Emerging from his burrow?
Who can see today what we won't see until tomorrow?
Shaman of the shadows!
Springer of the spring!
Is it a squirrel?! Is it a beaver?!
Kinda both, but not quite either!
All the meteorologists the world has ever known
Cannot match this little guy's uncanny skill
We can guess but we won't know
If we should dress for sun or snow
Until we hear it from ol' Punxsutawney Phil

[BUSTER]
Every year for a hundred years
We've bent our heads and lent our ears
To listen to his famed prognostication
Lucky for you, I speak with ease
Both Engerlish and Groundhog-ese!
Please stand-by for imminent translation

[ELDERS]
This brown log contain-eth
One groundhog, the famous
Phillip of Punxsutawney
The gifted sniffer of future mornings

[TOWNSPEOPLE]
The nest specimen you will find
Of Rodentia: Sciuridae
Our own uncanny whistle-pig
The ground-est hog that ever lived
A hundred years and he is still
The pride of Punxsutawney!
The prophet of PA!
Prognosticatin' Punxsutawney Phil!
Who is that? (who is that?!)
Emerging from his burrow?
Who can see today what we won't see until tomorrow?
Shaman of the shadows!
Springer of the spring!
Is it a squirrel?! Is it a beaver?!
Kinda both, but not quite either!
All the meteorologists the world has ever known
Cannot match this little guy's uncanny skill
We can guess but we won't know
If we should dress for sun or snow
Until we hear it from ol' Punxsutawney Phil

[BUSTER]
Punxsutawney Phil, seer of seers, prognosticator of prognosticators, has declared in Groundhog-ese that he did indeed see his shadow!

[TOWNSPEOPLE]
Ohhhhhh.

[BUSTER]
Six more weeks of winter!

[TOWNSPEOPLE]
Awwwwwww! Yaaaaaay!
All the meteorologists the world has ever known
Cannot match this little guy's uncanny skill
We can guess but we won't know
If we should dress for sun or snow
Until we hear it from ol' Punxsutawney Phil

"February 2nd"/"There Will Be Sun"Edit

"February 2nd"/"There Will Be Sun" (the first half previously titled "Second of the Second" in the London production) is the fourth song of Act One of Groundhog Day.

LyricsEdit

[RITA HANSON]
February 2nd:
[TOWNSPEOPLE]
First remote broadcast,
GHD in Punx, PA
Unexpected weatherTomorrow
Seems we're staying
Here for another night,Spring will come
Which is kind of fine –And then
There will be blue skies
It's a sweet town and
People are kind and
My friend,
The bartender's kind of hot
Hopefully, tomorrowTomorrow
The roads will be clearedThere will be sun
And we can go home
Working with Phil Connors,
And if not tomorrow,
They all told me he would be an asshole...
And he is
Perhaps the day aaaaaaaaaaaa –
Luckily he's funny-ish.
Thinks he's too good for thisAnd then


[TOWNSPEOPLE]
Tomorrow, spring will come (spring will come), and then
There will be (there will be) blue skies, my friend,
Bright eyes and laughter
Tomorrow, there will be sun
But if not tomorrow,
Perhaps the day aaaaaaaaaaaahhh –

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