Vive la Matinee!

by The Penrose Ramblers

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From the Off Broadway Musical BOX OFFICE of the DAMNED.
A tribute to those wonderful ladies of the afternoon!

(Photo from the Theatre LaB Houston production)

lyrics

Chorus
LONG LIVE THE MATINEE,
VIVE LA MATINEE!
HERE COME FOUR OLD LADIES
ON THEIR WAY TO SEE A PLAY.
THE WEEKENDS ARE TOO BUSY,
AND AT NIGHT IT GETS SO DARK,
AND THEY COULD CATCH THE CURTAIN
IF THEY HAD SOME PLACE TO PARK!
______________________
Verse 1
NOW, MAE HAS FIFTH ROW CENTER
FOR HER HEARIN' AIN'T TOO GOOD,
AND SHE HATES EVERY SINGLE PLAY
A BLUE HAIRED WOMAN SHOULD.
SHE'LL THREATEN TO GET UP AND LEAVE,
AND WAIT OUT ON THE STREET.
SHE REALLY HATES THE THEATRE,
BUT SHE WON'T GIVE UP THAT SEAT!
_________________________
Chorus
LONG LIVE THE MATINEE,
VIVE LA MATINEE!
HERE COME FOUR OLD LADIES
ON THEIR WAY TO SEE A PLAY.
THE WEEKENDS ARE TOO BUSY,
AND AT NIGHT IT GETS SO DARK,
AND THEY COULD CATCH THE CURTAIN
IF THEY HAD SOME PLACE TO PARK.
_______________________
Verse 2
NOW HARRIETT LOVES THE THEATRE
AND SHE LOVES HER DRY VERMOUTH.
SHE'S A LITTLE SHORT ON EYESIGHT,
A LITTLE LONG IN THE TOOTH.
HER SEAT IS IN THE FRONT ROW
FOR THE GIRL CAN'T SEE TOO FAR,
THE STATE REVOKED HER LICENSE,
BUT SHE STILL DRIVES THE CAR!
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Chorus
LONG LIVE THE MATINEE.
VIVE LA MATINEE!
HERE COME FOUR OLD LADIES
ON THEIR WAY TO SEE A PLAY.
THE WEEKENDS ARE TOO BUSY,
AND AT NIGHT IT GETS SO DARK,
AND THEY COULD CATCH THE CURTAIN
IF THEY HAD SOME PLACE TO PARK.
______________________
Verse 3
MISS LILLIAN HERE IS LOVELY
ALTHOUGH SOMETIMES PRONE TO CHAT!
SHE BUYS THE SEAT RIGHT NEXT TO HERS,
TO HOLD HER LOVELY HAT.
BUT WHEN THE PLAY IS OVER,
YOU WON'T HEAR A PEEP.
SHE'D TELL YOU ALL THE STORY
IF SHE DIDN'T FALL ASLEEP!
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Chorus
LONG LIVE THE MATINEE,
VIVE LA MATINEE!
HERE COME FOUR OLD LADIES
ON THEIR WAY TO SEE A PLAY.
THE WEEKENDS ARE TOO BUSY,
AND AT NIGHT IT GETS SO DARK,
AND THEY COULD CATCH THE CURTAIN
IF THEY HAD SOME PLACE TO PARK.
_________________________
Verse 4
NOW, OL' WIDOW Mc PHEARSON
IS QUIET AS A MOUSE,
BUT SHE DRINKS TOO MANY CUPS OF TEA,
BEFORE SHE LEAVES THE HOUSE!
SO SHE'S CLIMBIN' OVER EVERYBODY
ALL THROUGHOUT THE SHOW,
BUT I DARE A SOUL TO STOP HER
WHEN Mc PHEARSON'S GOTTA GO. . .
Mc PHEARSON'S GOTTA GO!
______________________
Chorus
LONG LIVE THE MATINEE,
VIVE LA MATINEE!
HERE COME FOUR OLD LADIES
ON THEIR WAY TO SEE A PLAY.
THE WEEKENDS ARE TOO BUSY,
AND AT NIGHT IT GETS SO DARK,
AND THEY COULD CATCH THE CURTAIN
IF THEY HAD SOMEPLACE TO PARK!

LONG LIVE THE MATINEE,
VIVE LA MATINEE!
HERE COME FOUR OLD LADIES
ON THEIR WAY TO SEE A PLAY.
THE WEEKENDS ARE TOO BUSY,
AND AT NIGHT IT GETS SO DARK,
AND THEY CAN CATCH THE CURTAIN
SINCE THEY FOUND SOMEPLACE TO PARK.
VIVE LA MATINEE!

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credits

released September 30, 2016
Recorded and Engineered at Cambridge Sound Studios,
Philadelphia, PA August 26, 2016
Engineered and Mastered by Todd Mecaughey

THE PENROSE RAMBLERS
Piano, arrangement & Vocals: Michael Ogborn
Drums: Todd Mecaughey
Fiddle: Kiley Ryan

Words & Music by Michael Ogborn
Leydensong Music Co. (c)1988
All Rights Reserved
BLUE PARROT RECORDS

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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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