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  • Tim Rice – Poor Poor Joseph (Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) lyrics

    Narrator
    Next day, far from home
    The brothers planned the repulsive crime
    Brothers
    Let us grab him now
    Do him in, while we’ve got the time
    Narrator
    This they did and made the most of it
    Tore his coat and flung him in a pit
    Brothers
    Let us leave him here
    All alone and he’s bound to die
    Narrator
    Then some Ishmaelites
    A hairy crew came riding by
    In a flash the brothers changed their plan
    Brothers
    We need cash. Let’s sell him if we can
    Narrator, Female Ensemble & Children
    Poor, poor Joseph, what’cha gonna do?
    Things look bad for you, hey, what’cha gonna do?
    Poor, poor Joseph, what’cha gonna do?
    Things look bad for you, hey, what’cha gonna do?
    Brothers
    Could you use a slave
    You hairy bunch of Ishmaelites
    Young, strong, well-behaved
    Going cheap, and he reads and writes
    Narrator
    In a trice the dirty deal was done
    Silver coins for Jacob’s favorite son
    Then the Ishmaelites
    Galloped off with the slave in tow
    Off to Egypt where
    Joseph was not keen to go
    It wouldn’t be a picnic he could tell
    Joseph
    And I don’t speak Egyptian very well
    Narrator
    Joseph’s brothers tore
    His precious multi-colored coat
    Having ripped it up
    They next attacked a passing goat
    Soon the wretched creature was no more
    They dipped his coat in blood and guts and gore
    Narrator, Ensemble & Children
    Oh now brothers, how low can you stoop?
    You make a sordid group, hey, how low can you stoop?
    Poor, poor Joseph, sold to be a slave
    Situation’s grave, hey, sold to be a slave
    Sold to be a slave