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"Cell Block Tango" was written by John Kander;fred Ebb.
"Cell Block Tango" was written by John Kander;fred Ebb.

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Pop! Six! Squish! (Uh uh,) Cicero, Lipshutz
Pop! Six! Squish! (Uh uh,) Cicero, Lipshutz!

He had it coming, he had it coming
He only had himself to blame
If youdve been there, if youdve seen it
I betcha you would have done the same

Pop! Six! Squish! (Uh Uh), Cicero, Lipshutz!
Pop! Six! Squish! (Uh Uh), Cicero, Lipshutz!

You know how people have these little habits
That get you down? Like Bernie!
Bernie liked to chew gum. No, not chew, Pop!

So, I came home this one day
And I'm really irritated
and looking for a little sympathy,
and there's Bernie
Lyin' on the couch, drinking a beer and, chewin',
No, not chewin', poppin'!
So, I said to him,
"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 youdve been there, if youdve seen 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, 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.
Then I found out, single he told me
Single my ass !
Not only was he married, oh no, he had six wives

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 the chicken for dinner
minding my own business
in storms my husband Wilber in a jealous rage
"You been screwing the milkman"

He says
He was crazy and he kept on screaming
"You been screwing the milkman"
Then he ran into my knife
He ran into my knife ten times

My sister, Veronica and I had this double act
And my husband, Charlie traveled around with us
With the last number in our act
We did 20 acrobatic tricks in a row

One two three four five, splits, spread eagles,
Back flips, flip flops, one right after the other
Well, this one night before the show
We were down at the hotel in Cicero

The three of us, boozin' and havin' a few laughs and we ran out of ice
So I went out to get some

I come back, open the door
There's Veronica and Charlie
Doing number 17 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
I didn't do it
But if I'd done it
How could you tell me that I was wrong

I loved Alvin Lipshutz more than I could possibly say, he was a real artistic guy, a painter
But he was always trying to find himself
So he'd go out every night looking
And on the way, he found Ruth, Gladys, Rosemary and Irving

I guess you can 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)

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

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

You pop that gum one more time
Single my but.
Ten times
"Pratctising"
Artistic differences.........

Pop! Six! Squish!( Uh uh,) Cicero, Lipshutzs!

Songwriters
John Kander;Fred Ebb

Published by
KANDER AND EBB, INC.;UNICHAPPELL MUSIC, INC.

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