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This song is by Edward Kleban & Marvin Hamlisch and appears on the soundtrack album A Chorus Line (1975) by Marvin Hamlisch.

Don:
The summer I turned fifteen, I lied about my age so I could join agva, you know
The night club union
'Cause I could make sixty dollars a week
Working these strip joints
Outside of kansas city
I worked this one club for about eight weeks straight
And I really became friendly with this stripper
Her name was lola latores and her dynamic, twin forty-fours. Well, she really took to me. I mean, we did share the only dressing room, and she did a lot of dressing
Anyway, she used to come and pick me up
And drive me to work nights
Well, the neighbors would all be hanging outside
Of their windows
And she'd drive up in her big pink cadillac
Convertible
And. Smile
And I'd come tripping out of the house in my little tuxedo and my tap shoes in my hand and we'd drive off down the block with her long, flaming red hair just blowing in the wind

All:
Goodbye twelve
Goodbye thirteen
Hello love

Maggie:
Why do I pay for all those lessons?!
Dance for gran'ma! Dance for gran'ma!

Bebe:
My god, that steve mcqueen's real sexy
Bob goulet out
Steve mcqueen in!

Cassie:
You cannot go to the movies
Until you finish your homework

Al:
Wash the car

Mike:
Stop pickin' your nose

Maggie:
Oh darling, you're not old enough to wear a bra
You've got nothing to hold it up

Mark:
Locked in the bathroom with peyton place

Al:
Tits! When am I gonna grow tits?

Bobby:
If troy donahue could be a movie star, then I could be a movie star

Don:
Well, when the guys on the block saw lola, they all wanted to know what the story was, and I told them about this big hot romance we were having, but actually she was going with this

Judy:
Little brat!
That's what my sister was
A little brat
And that's why I shaved her head
I'm glad I shaved her head.
But then my father lost his job
So we had to leave el paso
And we wound up in st. Louis, missouri.
Well, it was the furthest thing
From my mind
To be a dancer
But my mother would embarrass me
So when she'd come to pick me up
At school with all those great, big, yellow rollers in her hair
No matter how much I begged her and
She'd say:
"What are you, ashamed of your own mother?"
But the thing that made my daddy laugh so much
Was when I used to jump and dance around the living room

Maggie:
Please take this message
To mother from me
Carry it with you
Across the blue sea
"Mother, oh, mother
Wherever I go
Your maggie is missin' you so."

"Mother, oh, mother
Wherever I go
Your maggie is missin' you so."

Al:
Dad would take mom to roseland
She'd come home with her shoes in her hand

Diana:
Mama fat,
Always in the kitchen cooking all the time

Sheila:
Darling, I can tell you now
Your father went through life with an open fly

Al:
Tits! Where are my tits?

Cassie:
Listen to your mother
Those stage and movie people got there
Because they're special

Greg:
You take after your father's side of the family
The ugly side

Paul:
Wait until your father gets home

Don:
Swear to god and hope to die

Music by:

Marvin Hamlisch Wikipedia16

Lyrics by:

Edward Kleban Wikipedia16

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