Dirty Dishes

by Michael Ogborn

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From the Musical: BABY CASE (The Trial of the Century)
Book, Music & Lyrics by Michael Ogborn

Vocal: Jilline Ringle

I WAS LOOKIN’ FOR A THRILL
AT THE PEANUT GRILL
ON THE NIGHT THE KID WAS TAKEN –
DRINKING MOONSHINE BOOZE
IN MY DANCING SHOES
IF I’M SADLY NOT MISTAKEN –
BUT THE MORE I LIED
THE MORE THEY PRIED
AND THE MORE I LOOKED SUSPICIOUS,
SO I TOOK MY FALL
AND I’VE LEFT YOU ALL
A SINK FULL OF DIRTY DISHES.

DIRTY DISHES IN THE BEDROOM,
DIRTY DISHES ON THE STAIR.
ONE MORE SORROW AT THE MORROW HOUSE,
AND TARNISHED SILVERWARE.
DIRTY SECRETS IN THE CLOSET,
FLIRTY GLANCES IN THE CAR,
DIRTY DANCES AT THE ROADHOUSE,
EMPTY GLASSES ON THE BAR.

WHAT A BIG SURPRISE!
IT’S THE LITTLE LIES
AND THE HASTY WORDS THAT GET YOU.
IT’S THE THING YOU HIDE,
IT’S THE CYANIDE
AND THE FOLKS THAT NEVER MET YOU.
IT’S THE FRIGHTENED KID,
IT’S THE “GOD FORBID
I SHOULD GO AGAINST YOUR WISHES”.
IT’S A CARELESS WINK,
IT’S A FAREWELL DRINK
AND A SINK FULL OF DIRTY DISHES.

VIOLET & EMILY:

DIRTY DISHES IN THE BEDROOM,
DIRTY DISHES ON THE STAIR.
ONE MORE SORROW AT THE MORROW HOUSE,
AND TARNISHED SILVERWARE.
DIRTY SECRETS IN THE CLOSET,
FLIRTY GLANCES IN THE CAR.
DIRTY DANCES AT THE ROADHOUSE,
EMPTY GLASSES ON THE BAR.

VIOLET:

MAKE THE BEST OF A BAD SITUATION
AND EVERYONE CALLS YOU RESILIENT.
BEAT THE REST TO A BAD REPUTATION
AND EVERYONE CALLS YOU BRILLIANT!
IF I DIDN’T GO HYSTERICAL,
I WOULDN’T BE HISTORICAL.
REPORTING TO YOU FROM A SHALLOW GRAVE
I’LL BE VIOLET SHARPE: CELIBATE ORACLE!

AND I’LL BE PURIFIED
IN MY SUICIDE
HOWEVER YOU MAY PRESUME ME.
HAVE A HOLIDAY
MAKE THE PEOPLE PAY
WHEN THE TIME COMES TO EXHUME ME.
AS THE VIOLETS FADE
SO THE MORROW MAID
HOWEVER INAUSPICIOUS,
CAN ASSUME NO GUILT
AS THE VIOLETS WILT
BY A SINK FULL OF DIRTY DISHES.

VIOLET & CO

DIRTY DISHES IN THE BEDROOM,
DIRTY DISHES ON THE STAIR.
ONE MORE SORROW AT THE MORROW HOUSE,
AND TARNISHED SILVERWARE.
DIRTY SECRETS IN THE CLOSET,
FLIRTY GLANCES IN THE CAR.
DIRTY DANCES AT THE ROADHOUSE,
EMPTY GLASSES-
ON THE BAR.

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released August 17, 2016

Piano; Michael Ogborn
Bass: John Loerhke
Back-up singers Jeff Coon, Jilline Ringle, Denise Whelan, Todd Waddington.

Recorded Live April 2, 2001

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Michael Ogborn New York, New York

Michael Ogborn is a composer/playwright currently living in New York City. He has had over 25 musicals produced to date. Please visit his website at www.michaelogborn.com for archival photos and show information. Thanks!

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