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No Time At All, by Berthe, is a song featured in the Broadway musical Pippin, as well as in its 2013 revival. In the New Broadway Cast Recording, it is sung by Andrea Martin and the ensemble cast.

Lyrics Edit

Berthe
When you are as old as I, my dear
And I hope that you never are
You will woefully wonder why, my dear
Through your cataracts and catarrh
You could squander away or sequester
A drop of a precious year
For when your best days are yester
The rest'er twice as dear

What good is a field
On a fine summer night
If you sit all alone with the weeds
Or a succulent pear
If with each juicy bite
You spit out your teeth with the seeds

Before it's too late
Stop trying to wait
For fortune and fate you're secure of
For there's one thing to be sure of, mate
There's nothing to be sure of!

Oh, it's time to start livin'
Time to take a little from this world we're given
Time to take time
'Cause spring will turn to fall
In just no time at all

I never wondered if I was afraid
When there was a challenge to take
And I never thought about how much I weighed
When there was still one pice of cake

Maybe it's meant
The hours I've spent
Feeling broken and bent and unwell
But there's still no cure so heaven-sent
As the chance to raise some hell

Everybody!

Berthe & The Players
Oh, it's time to start livin'
Time to take a little from the world we're given
Time to take time
For spring will turn to fall
In just no time at all

Berther
Sages tweet that age is sweet
Good deeds and good work earn you laurels
But what could make you feel more obsolete
Than being noted for your morals?

Give me a man who is handsome and strong
Someone who's stalwart and steady
Give me a night that's romantic and long
Then give me a month to get ready

Now I could waylay some aging roue
And persuade him to play in some cranny
But it's hard to believe I'm being led astray
By a man who calls me granny

1, 2, 3, 4!

Berthe & The Players
Oh, it's time to start livin'
Time to take a little from the world we're given
Time to take time
For spring will turn to fall
In just no time at all

Berthe
So when the drearies do attack
And a siege of the sads begins
I throw these (noble) shoulders back
And lift these noble chins
Here is a secret I never have told
Maybe you'll understand why
I believe if I refuse to grow old
I can stay young 'til I die

Now I've known the feels
Of sixty-six years
I've had troubles and tears by the score
But the only thing I'd trade them for
Is sixty-seven more!

[spoken] Alright, one more time.
And this time, let's hear it from everybody!
1, 2, 3, 4!

Berthe & The Players
Oh, it's time to start livin'
Time to take a little from the world we're given
Time to take time
For spring will turn to fall
In just no time at all

Berthe
Oh, it's time to keep livin'
Time to keep takin' from the world you're given
You are my time
So I'll throw off my shawl

Berthe & The Players
And watching your flings be flung all over (Oh, oh, oh, oh)
Makes me feel young all over (Oh, oh, oh, oh)
In just (just)
No (no)
Time (time)
At all!

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