Zip
Pal Joey, (1940)
Lorenz Hart (w), Richard Rodgers (m)
Zip
1940
English
Lorenz Hart
Richard Rodgers
Pal Joey
stage
1940
VERSE 1
I interviewed Leslie Howard
I interviewed Noel Coward
I interviewed the great Stravinsky
But my greatest achievement
Is the Interview I had
With the star who worked for Minsky
I met her at the Yankee Clipper
And she didn't unzip one zipper
I said "Miss Lee you are such an artist.
Tell me why you never miss.
What do you think while you work?"
And she said, "While I work
My thoughts go something like this."
REFRAIN 1
Zip! Walter Lippman wasn't brilliant today
Zip! Will Sorayan ever write a great play?
Zip! I was reading Schopenhauer last night
Zip! And I think that Schopenhauer was right.
I don't want to see Zarina
I don't want to meet Cobina
Zip! I'm an intellectual
I don't like a deep contralto
Or a man whose voice is alto Zip! I'm an heterosexual.
Zip! I took intellect to master my art.
Zip! Who the hell is Margie Hart
REFRAIN 2
Zip! I consider Dali's paintings passé
Zip! Can they make the Metropolitan pay?
Zip! English people don't say clerk, they say clark
Zip! Anybody who says clark is a jark!
I have read the great Kabala
And I simply worship Allah
Zip! I am such a mystic.
I don't care for Whistler's Mother
Charlie's Aunt and Shubert's brother
Zip! I'm misogynists.
Zip! My intelligence is guiding my hand
Zip! who the hell is Sally Rand?
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1940Pal Joeystagestage originalintroduced
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