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Ukulele THAT

Here I am playing my ukulele at a record store opening yesterday.




The Ballad Of Gracious Living
(Brecht/Weill; from the Threepenny Opera)

They tell you that the best in life is mental.
Just starve yourself and do a lot of reading
Up in some garret where the rats are breeding.
Should you survive it’s purely accidental.

If that’s your pleasure, go on live that way.
But since I’ve had it up to here I’m through.
There’s not a dog from here to Timbuktu
Would care to live that life a single day.

So take a tip, son, from Mack the Knife:
The bulging pocket makes the easy life.

Now once I used to think it might be worthy
To be a brave and sacrificing person.
I soon found out it wasn’t reimbursin’
Decided to continue being earthy.

The noble poor are nobly underfed.
And being brave will bring an empty fame.
You're all alone with no-one else to blame.
You're mingling with the great but you are dead.

Where’s the percentage? asks Mack the Knife.
The bulging pocket makes the easy life.

Sitting Pretty
(Kander/Ebb; from Cabaret)

My father needs money,
My uncle needs money,
My mother is thin as a reed.
But me, I'm sitting pretty -
I've got all the money I need.

My dearest friend Fritz,
He is out of his wits, he
Has four starving children to feed.
But me, I'm sitting pretty -
I've got all the money I need.

I know my little cousin Eric
Has his creditors hysterical,
And also Cousin Herman
Had to pawn his mother's ermine,

And my sister and my brother
Took to hocking one another, too.

But I've got some talents
That build up my balance,
'Til even my bankers agree
That me, I'm sitting pretty -
I've got all the money I need.

I know my little cousin Eric (...)

But, I'm not a nincompoop.
I've got an income you
Put in the bank and accrue.
Yes, me, I'm sitting pretty -
Life is pretty sitting with you!
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