"Cell Block Tango" as written by Fred Ebb and John Kander....
Pop

Six

Squish

Uh uh

Cicero

Lipschitz!

And now, the six merry murderesses of the Cook County Jail in their rendition of the Cell Block Tango

Lipschitz!

Pop

Six

Squish

Uh uh

Cicero

Lipschitz!

Pop, six, squish, uh-uh, Cicero, Lipschitz
Pop, six, squish, uh-uh, Cicero, Lipschitz
Pop, six, squish, uh-uh, Cicero, Lipschitz

He had it coming
He had it coming
He only had himself to blame
If you'd have been there
If you'd have seen it

I betcha you would have done the same!

Pop, six, squish, uh-uh, Cicero, Lipschitz
Pop, six, squish, uh-uh, Cicero, Lipschitz

You know how people have these little habits that get you down
Like Bernie
Bernie you like to chew gum
No, not chew, pop
So I came home this one day
And I'm really irritated
I'm looking for a little bit o' sympathy
And there's Bernie lyin' on the couch, drinkin' a beer and chewin'.
No, not chewin'
Poppin'. So, I said to him, I said "You pop that Gum one more time"
And he did
So I took the shotgun off the wall
And I fired two warning shots
Into his head

He had it coming
He had it coming
He only had himself to blame
If you'd have been there
If you'd have heard it
I betcha you would have done the same!

I met Ezekiel Young from Salt Lake city about two years ago
And he told me he was single
And we hit it off right away
So, we started living together
He'd go to work, he'd come home
I'd fix him a drink, we'd have dinner
And then I found out,
"Single" he told me
Single, my ass
Not only was he married
Oh, no, he had six wives
One of those Mormons, you know
So that night when he came home from work,
I fixed him his drink as usual
You know, some guys just can't hold their arsenic

He had it coming
He had it coming
He took a flower
In its prime
And then he used it
And he abused it
It was a murder
But not a crime!

Now, I'm standing in the kitchen
Carvin' up a chicken for dinner,
Minding my own business,
In storms my husband Wilbur in a jealous rage.
"You been screwin' the milkman," he says.
He was crazy
And he kept on screamin',
"You been screwin' the milkman."
And then he ran into my knife.
He ran into my knife ten times!

If you'd have been there
If you'd have seen it
I betcha you would have done the same!

Mit kersek, en itt?
Azt mondjok, hogy a hires lakem lefogta a ferjemet
En meg Lecsaptam a fejet. De nem igaz,
En artatlan vagyok.
Nem tudom
Mert mondja Uncle Sam hogy en tettem.
Probaltam
A rendorsegen megmayarazni de nem ertettek meg

Yeah, but did you do it?

Uh uh, not guilty!

(He had it coming)
My sister, Veronica and I had this double act
And my husband, Charlie, traveled round with us.
Now, for the last number in our act,
We did these 20 acrobatic tricks in a row
One, two, three, four, five, splits, spread eagles,
Back flips, flip flops,
One right after the other.
So this one night before the show we are down at the Hotel Cicero,
The three of us, boozin'
Havin' a few laughs
And we run out of ice
So I go out to get some
I come back, open the door
And there's Veronica and Charlie
Doing Number Seventeen
The spread eagle
Well, I was in such a state of shock,
I completely blacked out, I can't remember a thing
It wasn't until later,
When I was washing the blood off my hands
I even knew they were dead

They had it coming (they had it coming)
They had it coming (they had it coming)
They had it coming all along
I didn't do it
But if I'd done it
How could you tell me that I was wrong?

They had it coming (they had it coming)
They had it coming (they had it coming)
They had it coming all along (they took a flower in its prime)
I didn't do it (and then they used it)
But if I'd done it
How could you tell me
That I was wrong?

I loved Al Lipschitz
More than I can possibly say.
He was a real artistic guy...
Sensitive... A painter.
But he was always trying to find himself.
He'd go out every night looking for himself
And on the way
He found Ruth,
Gladys,
Rosemary and Irving
I guess you could say we broke up
Because of artistic differences.
He saw himself as alive
And I saw him dead.

The dirty bum, bum, bum, bum, bum
The dirty bum, bum, bum, bum, bum

They had it coming (they had it coming)
They had it coming (they had it coming)
They had it coming all along
'Cause if they used us ('cause if they used us)
And they abused us (and they abused us)

How could you tell us that we were wrong?

He had it coming (he had it coming)
He had it coming (he had it coming)
He only had himself to blame (he only had himself to blame)
If you'd have been there (if you'd have been there)
If you'd have seen it (if you'd have seen it)
I betcha you would have done the same!

You pop that gum one more time! Single my ass
Ten times! Miert csukott Uncle Same bortonbe
Number seventeen-the spread eagle. Artistic differences.

Pop

Six

Squish

Uh uh

Cicero

Lipschitz!


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"Cell Block Tango" as written by John Kander Fred Ebb

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