Original Broadway Cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Prayer of the Comfort Counselor
[Bell rings.]

[PANCH, spoken]
I'm sorry. You missed the silent "q".

[MITCH]
My friend, you will be missed
But now go with dignity
This ends but first on our list
You can go with pride

You’ve been the best-looking dude
We’ve had all day
You’re a real smart dude as well
Now go home and spell
Give your squeeze some affection
C'mon make a connection
Spell with patience and care
That dude is my prayer[BOY SPELLERS]
Goodbye

Goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye

Goodbye 
[GIRL SPELLERS]
Goodbye

Goodbye

Goodbye

Goodbye[SPELLERS]
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye[MITCH]
Whoa!
You need the strength to pretend it’s
No big deal
Try to look like you don’t care
Try not to cry, Lord
In front of a brother
Don’t embarra** your mother

Make your exit with care
That is my 
[KIDS]
Oooohhhh
Oooohhhh
Oooohhhh
Aaahhhh
Aaahhhh
Ahhh

Not your mother!
Oooohhhh[ALL]
Prayer!

[MITCH]
Goodbye, Goodbye

[COMPANY]
Goodbye, Goodbye
Bye, bye, bye Whomever
Goodbye, Goodbye
Goodbye, Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
[MITCH]
Goodbye

[MITCH, spoken]
Whomever!

[ALL]
Goodbye!