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Potiphar

This song is by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice and appears on the Cast album Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1968).

Joseph was taken to Egypt in chains and sold
Where he was bought by a captain named Potiphar


Potiphar had very few cares
He was one of Egypt's millionaires
Having made a fortune buying shares in pyramids

Potiphar had made a huge pile
Owned a large percentage of the Nile
Meant that he could really live in style, and he did

Joseph was an unimportant slave who found he liked his master
Consequently worked much harder, even with devotion
Potiphar could see that Joseph was a cut above the av'rage,
Made him leader of his household, maximum promotion

Potiphar was cool and so fine,
but his wife would never toe the line
It's all there in chapter thirtynine of genesis

She was beautiful but evil,
saw a lot of men against his will
He would have to tell her that she still was his

Joseph's looks and handsome figure had attracted her attention
Every morning she would beckon: "Come and lie with me, love"
Joseph wanted to resist her till one day she proved too eager
Joseph cried in vain: "Please stop! I don't believe in free love!"

Potiphar was counting shequels in his den below the bedroom
When he heard a mighty rumpous clattering above him
Suddenly he knew his riches couldn't buy him what he wanted
Gold would never make him happy, if she didn't love him!

Letting out a mighty roar, Potiphar burst through the door
"Joseph I'll see you rot in jail,
the things you have done are beyond the pale!"

Poor, poor Joseph locked up in a cell
Things ain't going well, hey, locked up in a cell
Poor, poor Joseph locked up in a cell
Things ain't going well, hey, locked up in a cell

Locked up in a cell

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