Pinwheel of Death

Lauren Bacall


SONGS

Writers Fred Ebb, John Kander

Genres Showtune

Recorded 1981

Lyrics THE LADIES ARE SINGING MY PRAISES
LED BY THE CHAIRMAN
PRO-TEM.
I'M NOT GOING TO LISTEN
TO YOU, SAM.
WHY SHOULD I LISTEN
TO YOU, SAM,
WHEN I CAN LISTEN
TO THEM?
SPEAK UP,
GIRLS!
SPEAK UP!

WHAT A CHARGE,
KATE,
IN THE ATMOSPHERE!
FIFTY BUCKS A PLATE
FOR THE WOMAN OF THE YEAR!
LOOK ALIVE,
MAUD!
KEEP THE DIAS CLEAR
WHILE THEY ALL APPLAUD
FOR THE WOMAN OF THE YEAR!

SHE'S CHARMING,
SHE'S ATTRACTIVE,
SHE'S GIFTED
AND YOUNGER
THAN YOU THOUGHT SHE WAS,
TOO.
SHE'S NEVER HAD
A SINGLE THING LIFTED.
SHE'S A CUNNING LITTLE DEVIL
AND TONIGHT
YOU GIVE THE DEVIL HER DUE.

DON'T BE SHY,
VI,
WHEN SHE DOES HER APPEAR.
GIVE A BIG
GE-SHRY!
LET HER KNOW
YOU'RE HERE.
LET YOUR FOOT STAMP
FOR THE NEW CHAMP
WHO'S THE WOMAN OF THE YEAR!

SHE QUIZZED NIXON,
A STRANGE MAN,
NIXON.
SHE MET BRESHNEV,
A TOUGH NUT,
BRESHNEV.
SHE SLEPT
AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE.
SAW THE SCALA WALKOUT
BY CALLAS.
TOOK TEA
WITH GERTRUDE
AND ALICE.
AND IF YOU KNEW
NEHRU,
LIKE SHE KNEW
NEHRU -
OH! OH!
WHAT A GIRL!

SHE'S A PIP,
PAT.
SHE'S A PIONEER.
SHE'S THE PUSSYCAT
THAT WE'RE HERE
TO CHEER.
SHE'S A BIG CHEESE.
WILL YOU RISE,
PLEASE,
AS WE HONOR HER CAREER
IN CONTEMPORARY LIFE,
AS A FIGHTER
AND A WRITER
AND A LEADER
AND A WIFE.

AND SAM CRAIG,
WHEREVER YOU ARE,
THOUGH YOU CALLED ME
A SHAM,
TAKE YOUR POW
AND SHAZAM
AND GO STUFF IT
AND SCRAM,
'CAUSE GODDAMN IT,
I AM
THE WOMAN OF THE YEAR!