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THE STORY OF LUCY AND JESSIE

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THE STORY OF LUCY AND JESSIE Song Lyrics

 
Follies Soundtrack - Movie, 1992
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THE STORY OF LUCY AND JESSIE PHYLLIS:

Here's a little story that should make you cry,



About two unhappy dames.

Let us call them Lucy "X" and Jessie "Y",

Which are not their real names.

Now Lucy has the purity

Along with the unsurety

That comes with being only twenty-one.

Jessie has maturity

And plenty of security.

Whatever you can do with them she's done.

Given their advantages,

You may ask why

The two ladies have such grief

This is my belief,

In brief:

Lucy is juicy

But terribly drab.

Jessie is dressy

But cold as a slab.

Lucy wants to be dressy.

Jessie wants to be juicy.

Lucy wants to be Jessie

And Jessie Lucy.

You see, Jessie is racy

But hard as a rock.

Lucy is lacy

But dull as a smock.

Jessie wants to be lacy,

Lucy wants to be Jessie.

That's the sorrowful précis.

It's very messy.

Poor sad souls,

Itching to be switching roles.

Lucy wants to do what Jessie does,

Jessie want: to be what Lucy was.

CHORUS:

Now if you see Lucy "X,"

Youthful, truthful Lucy "X,"

Let her know she's better than she suspects.

Now if you see Jessie "Y,"

Faded, jaded Jessie "Y"

Tell her that she's sweller than apple pie.

Juicy Lucy.

Dressy Jessie.

Juicy Lucy,

Dressy Jessie...

PHYLLIS:

Lucy's a lassie

You pat on the head.

Jessie is classy

But virtually dead.

Lucy wants to be classy.

Jessie wants to be Lassie.

If Lucy and Jessie could only combine,

I could tell you someone

Who would finally feel just fine!

CHORUS:

Juicy Lucy...

PHYLLIS:

Just fine!

CHORUS:

Dressy Jessie...

PHYLLIS:

Just fine!

CHORUS:

Juicy Lucy...

PHYLLIS:

Just fine!

CHORUS:

Dressy Jessie...

ALL:

Tell 'em that they ought to get together quick,

'Cause getting it together is the whole trick!

PHYLLIS:

Yeah!
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