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Jet Song is a song performed by the Jets in the musical West Side Story. It's basically stating that once you're a Jet you stay a Jet.


Riff (sung):
When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way from your first cigarette to your last dying day.
When you're a Jet let them do what they can, you've got brothers around your a family man.
You're never alone, you're never disconnected.
You're home with your own, when company's expected you're well protected.
Then you are set with a capital J which you're never forget till they cart you away.
When you're a Jet, you stay a Jet!

Riff (spoken):
Now I know Tony like I know me, and I guarantee you can count him in.

Action (spoken):
In, out, let's get cracking.

Jet (spoken):
Where you going to find Bernardo?

Baby John (spoken):
It ain't safe to go in the PR territory.

Riff (spoken):
He'll be at the dance tonight at the gym.

A-Rab (spoken):
Yeah but the gym's neutral territory.

Riff (spoken):
A-Rab I'm going to make nice with him, I'm only going to challenge him.

Ice (spoken):
Great Daddy-o.

Riff (spoken):
So listen, everybody dress up sweet and sharp meet Tony and me at the dance at ten, and walk tall!

A-Rab (spoken):
We always walk tall

Baby John (spoken):
We're Jets.

Jet (spoken):
The greatest.

Snowboy (sung):
When you're a Jet, you're a top cat in town, you're a gold medal kid with a heavyweight crown.

Ice (sung):
When you're a Jet, You're the swingin'est thing. Little boy, you're a man. Little man, you're a king.

All Jets (sung):
The Jets are in gear, our cylinders are clickin'.
The Sharks'll steer clear cause every Puerto Rican is a lousy chicken!
Here come the Jets like a bat out of hell, someone gets in our way someone don't feel so well.
Here come the Jets, little world step aside.
Better go underground better run better hide.
We're drawing the line so keep your noses hidden.
We're hanging a sign says visitors forbidden.
Here come the Jets yeah! and we're gonna beat every last bugging gang, on the whole bugging street.
On the whole Bugging! Ever Loving Street! YEAH!



West Side Story - Jet Song (1961) HD


Songs of West Side Story