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Sterling Price-McKinney: Music & Lyrics

The Fat Lady is Sick Today

(Karen Kuykendall)
Words and Music by Sterling Price-McKinney
From the original musical "The Electric Street".
I slept late today,
as I usually do.
Got up at four-thirty
and had lunch.
Poured myself a drink,
and pulled myself together
to come here ...
Here.

Pay a buck,
take a look ...
Read the stage,
like a book ...

The fat lady is sick today.
The snake woman is on vacation.
The fire eater has inflamation.
All you're getting is me.

The S.P.C.A.
took the donkey away.
The Siamese twins
got a separation.
The crooked man
lost his inclination.
All you're getting is me.

I'll fly
with the greatest of ease.
Probably die
on the broken trapeze ...

Because ...
the fat lady is sick today.
The others left
without provocation ...
You can save
your standing ovation ...
All you're getting is me.
All you're getting is me.