ACTION
Dear kindly Sergeant Krupke
You gotta understand
It's just our bringin' up-ke
That gets us out of hand
Our mothers all are junkies
Our fathers all are drunks
Golly Moses, natcherly we're punks!

ACTION AND JETS
Gee, Officer Krupke, we're very upset
We never had the love that ev'ry child oughta get
We ain't no delinquents
We're misunderstood
Deep down inside us there is good!

ACTION
There is good!

ALL
There is good, there is good
There is untapped good!
Like inside, the worst of us is good!

SNOWBOY: (Spoken) That's a touchin' good story

ACTION: (Spoken) Lemme tell it to the world!

SNOWBOY: Just tell it to the judge

ACTION
Dear kindly Judge, your Honor
My parents treat me rough
With all their marijuana
They won't give me a puff
They didn't wanna have me
But somehow I was had
Leapin' lizards! That's why I'm so bad!

DIESEL: (As Judge) Right!

Officer Krupke, you're really a square
This boy don't need a judge, he needs an analyst's care!
It's just his neurosis that oughta be curbed
He's psychologic'ly disturbed!

ACTION
I'm disturbed!

JETS
We're disturbed, we're disturbed
We're the most disturbed
Like we're psychologic'ly disturbed

DIESEL: (Spoken, as Judge) In the opinion on this court
This child is depraved on account he ain't had a normal home

ACTION: (Spoken) Hey, I'm depraved on account I'm deprived

DIESEL: So take him to a headshrinker

ACTION (Sings)
My father is a bastard
My ma's an S.O.B.
My grandpa's always plastered
My grandma pushes tea
My sister wears a mustache
My brother wears a dress
Goodness gracious, that's why I'm a mess!

A-RAB: (As Psychiatrist) Yes!
Officer Krupke, you're really a slob
This boy don't need a doctor, just a good honest job
Society's played him a terrible trick
And sociologic'ly he's sick!

ACTION
I am sick!

ALL
We are sick, we are sick
We are sick, sick, sick
Like we're sociologically sick!

A-RAB: In my opinion, this child don't need to have his head shrunk at all
Juvenile delinquency is purely a social disease!

ACTION: Hey, I got a social disease!

A-RAB: So take him to a social worker!

ACTION
Dear kindly social worker
They say go earn a buck
Like be a soda jerker
Which means like be a schumck
It's not I'm anti-social
I'm only anti-work
Gloryosky! That's why I'm a jerk!

BABY JOHN: (As Female Social Worker)
Eek!
Officer Krupke, you've done it again
This boy don't need a job, he needs a year in the pen
It ain't just a question of misunderstood
Deep down inside him, he's no good!

ACTION
I'm no good!

ALL
We're no good, we're no good!
We're no earthly good
Like the best of us is no damn good!

DIESEL (As Judge)
The trouble is he's crazy

A-RAB (As Psychiatrist)
The trouble is he drinks

BABY JOHN (As Female Social Worker)
The trouble is he's lazy

DIESEL
The trouble is he stinks

A-RAB
The trouble is he's growing

BABY JOHN
The trouble is he's grown

ALL
Krupke, we got troubles of our own!

Gee, Officer Krupke
We're down on our knees
'Cause no one wants a fellow with a social disease
Gee, Officer Krupke
What are we to do?
Gee, Officer Krupke
Krup you!

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