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No. 3 - Trio - Baroness, Babori and Baron - "Vice Versa."

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Babori: Were you my client, Baroness,
I boldly should assert you
Beyond compare were sweet and fair,
Possessing ev'ry virtue.
Baroness: Oh! pray, sir, hush!
You make me blush,
I've not got ev'ry virtue.
Babori: I'd prove your husband, more or less,
Was grumpy and close-fisted,
A scoundrel low from top to toe
If ever one existed.
Baron: Too bad of you,
It isn't true,
I never was close-fisted!
Babori: I might go on to show that he
was getting worse and worse, ah!
But he's my client, don't you see,
So all is vice versa.
Trio: Vice versa, don't you know,
Lawyers have to fill their purse, ah!
And their bus'ness is to show
Black is white, and wrong is right,
And strictly vice, vice versa,
Strictly vice versa.
   
Babori: Now as 'tis he I represent,
I must admit, dear lady,
You're lost to shame and have a name
For ev'rything that's shady.
Baroness: How dare you, sir?
Would you infer
My character is shady?
Babori: You husband is a monument
Of patience and devotion.
He's been abused and so ill-used
(You'll pardon my emotion.)
Baron: My cause you plead
So well indeed,
I'll pardon your emotion.
Babori: A wife should to her husband be
A blessing, not a curse, ah!
But in my client's case you see,
The facts are vice versa.
Trio: Vice versa, don't you know,
Lawyers have to fill their purse, ah!
And their bus'ness is to show
Black is white, and wrong is right,
And strictly vice, vice versa,
Strictly vice versa!

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