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  • Musicals – Chess – What A Scene! What A Joy! lyrics

    What a scene,
    What a joy,
    What a lovely sight
    When my game is
    The big sensation!
    Has the mob’s sporting taste
    Altered overnight?
    Have they found
    New sophistication?

    Not yet!
    They just want to see
    If the nice guy
    Beats the bum.
    If it’s East-West,
    And the money’s sky high–

    Florence & Frederick:
    They all come.

    You can raise all you want,
    If you raise the roof
    Scream and shout,
    And the gate increases.
    Break the rules,
    Break the bank,
    I’m the living proof
    They don’t care
    How I move my pieces.
    Well, I know I’m the best there is,
    But all they want is a show.
    Well, that’s all right,
    I’ll be glad to oblige–

    Florence & Frederick: