Leo at Work/What Am I Waiting For? Lyrics. From Musical "Parade"

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Leo at Work/What Am I Waiting For? Lyrics


by . From Parade.


TOWNSPEOPLE:
Strong and Sure is the dream of Atlanta
Where Her Brothers are unified!

LEO:
Twenty-eight bottles of caps
At four dollars the gross
This is wrong, this is wrong
I can fix this, wait
Nine more boxes in back
Twenty-eight minus nine,
And then thirty-one girls on the line..

LUCILLE:
Suit and a Tie...
Terribly quiet...
Quite a well-paid position
"Go on Lucille
Bring him his coffee.."

LEO:
Times six, one eighty-six
Divide... seven sixty
God, all the noise, and on "Yontiff" yet...
Four cents a girl for the week
At ten cents an hour

LUCILLE:
Straight from New York, Lucille!
Isn't he smart, Lucille!

Mama, he's comin' around today
Mama, he's at the door!
Mama, I don't know what I should say
"Well what are you waitin' for Lucille?"
What am I waiting for?

LEO:
This is wrong, this is wrong, it's an eight, not a six

LUCILLE:
House and a maid
Two sets of china
Everything I ws wishin'
New winter coat
Real ermine collar
Who would have known Lucille?
Married so well Lucille?

How can he want me, so plain, so prim?
How can he be so sure?
Don't I wish I could be sure like him?
Like Leo?

LEO:
Yes Lucille, I am building a life for us

LUCILLE: For Leo?

LEO:
No Lucille, we cannot have a picnic

LUCILLE:
Didn't my wishes come true for me
The day he walked throught the door?
Isn't he all that I knew he'd be?
Brilliant and filled with humility?
Loyal and stable as any tree?
So why do I wait for more?
What am I waiting for?

LEO:
Twenty-tree cartons of leads
At two-sixty the gross
This is wrong, this is wrong
I can fix this...

MARY: Hey
LEO:Yes?
MARY: I came for my pay.
LEO: Name?
MARY: Mary Phagan

[Thanks to AEJemspell@aol.com for lyrics]




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