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On the Twentieth Century: Babbette
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PERFORMING ARTISTS
Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
Vocals
John Cullum
John Cullum
Vocals
George Coe
George Coe
Vocals
Dean Dittman
Dean Dittman
Vocals
On the Twentieth Century Ensemble
On the Twentieth Century Ensemble
Vocals
Original Broadway Cast of On the Twentieth Century
Original Broadway Cast of On the Twentieth Century
Performer
On the Twentieth Century Orchestra
On the Twentieth Century Orchestra
Performer
Paul Gemignani
Paul Gemignani
Conductor
COMPOSITION & LYRICS
Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
Composer
Adolph Green
Adolph Green
Lyrics
Betty Comden
Betty Comden
Lyrics
PRODUCTION & ENGINEERING
Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
Producer

Lyrics

Max, I've got to re-read this play, "Babette" Get Oscar and the Mary Magdalene play out of my mind An evening late in June A formal dinner at Babette's The talk is sharp and swift And yet the atmosphere is fraught with tension Everyone is there Corrupt and debonair A Mayfair set convention Babette speaks I gave this small soiree To tell you all the shrieking news I'm leaving Rodney's bed The joke is that I'm also leaving Nigel What a shabby lot Bedecked with jewels Between two fools All hope is gone The dance goes on And make the music hot! Rodney speaks! Babette If you think that you can throw away and so on and so on Nigel speaks! But! Babette This charade will have to end and so on and so on Rodney: why, you filthy slut and so on and so on And the guests chatter, and so and so and so Babette! My cigarette is out Oh Rodney, please get me a light I need another drink She sneers and hurls her glass of gin at Nigel What a shabby lot I'll get away To St. Tropez In gin and bitters Drown my jitters Lily, forget Babette! You'd be magnificent as Mary Magdalene! Yes! Take your wine away! Reborn am I today! Redemption! Our sins will be forgiven And we shall be No I need another drink I think I'd like a sip of champagne Or better still a snort of cocaine Or better still Let us seek salvation! My cigarette is out The gin is never strong enough I live for endless loving Boozing Dancing Cruising We shall be saved! Boozing dancing cruising We shall be saved! Rodney Nigel Rodney boozing dancing cruising We shall be! My cigarette is Saved! My cigarette is Saved! My cigarette is Saved! Where are you, Rodney? Nigel, Nigel, Rodney, Rodney Nigel, Oscar, Oscar, Oscar, Oscar Oscar! Goodbye Oscar! Goodbye Mary Magdalene! Max, I love your play! Deh deh deh deh Deh deh deh deh deh Max, I'll do this play! Deh deh deh deh Deh deh deh deh deh Max, I really really love this play! I can safely say I will slay Broadway Make way for bad Babette The darling of the Mayfair set Deh deh deh deh Deh deh deh deh deh Deh deh deh deh Deh deh deh deh deh Depraved Debauched And declasse Max I really really love this play Chic and tres risque Weary and soigne It's Babs the British witch The idol of the idle rich! Deh deh deh deh Deh deh deh deh deh Deh deh deh deh Deh deh deh deh deh Degenerate Decadent Hey, hey, hey! Max, we're set You've lit my cigarette Max, I'll do Babette! Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba Babette!
Writer(s): Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, Adolph Green Lyrics powered by www.musixmatch.com
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