ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST MARIE IS TRICKY LYRICS

(Gunshot. Sirens blare. Visual pandemonium.
Curtains fly in. All the women, minus Queenie,
Sing and dance)

Chorines
Queenie was a blonde and her age stood still
And she danced twice a day in the vaudeville.
She lived at present with a man named Burrs
whose act came on just after hers
he was comical as sin
he was comical as hell
a gesture, a grin,
and the house would yell...

(Burrs, in blackface, comes hurling onstage)

Burrs:
(coon-shouting, a la Al Jolson)

Marie is tricky
Sly and sticky
Brudda, you watch out for dat gal:
She gwina lub-ya like dere's no tomorr-ah
But come tomorr-ah ya gots plenty of sarr-ah...

I tole Marie, I said, I lub-ya-I-lub-ya-I-lub-ya!
She said I lub ya too! I'd lub ya
to up and die and leaves allah-ya money to me!

She gwina lub-ya like dere's no tomorr-ah
But come tomorr-ah ya gots plenty of...

I tole Marie, I said, I lub-ya-I-lub-ya-I-lub-ya!
She said I lub ya too. An' da ice man
An' da milkman an' da eggman!
Hatchitzidee!

(curtains lift to reveal painted
Scenery; Queenie and Burrs' bedroom)

Chorines
Studio;
Bedroom;
Bath;
Kitchenette:
Furnished like a third act passion set:
Oriental;
Sentimental;
They owed two months on the rental.

Sunday noon
Broiling hot
Queenie woke up
feeling shot

the Sunday tabloid
was well supplied
with

Chorines (Solos)
Murder
Rape
And Suicide!
Queenie woke up
Unsatisfied