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Andrew Lloyd Webber - Joseph's Coat lyrics

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Joseph's Coat by Andrew Lloyd Webber


JACOB:
Joseph's mother, she was quite my favorite wife
I never really loved another all my life
And Joseph was my joy because
He reminded me of her
BROTHERS:
Yechh!!
NARRATOR:
Through young Joseph, Jacob lived his youth again
Loved him, praised him, gave him all he could, but then
It made the rest feel second best
And even if they were --
BROTHERS:
Being told were also-rans
Does not make us Joseph fans
NARRATOR:
But where they have really missed the boat is
BROTHERS:
We're great guys but no-one seems to notice
Joseph's charm and winning smiles
Fail to slay us in the aisles
NARRATOR:
And their father couldn't see the danger
He could not imagine any danger
He just saw in Joseph all his dreams come true
Jacob wanted to show the world he loved his son
To make it clear that Joseph was the special one
So Jacob bought his son a coat
A multi-colored coat to wear
BROTHERS:
Joseph's coat was elegant, the cut was fine
The tasteful style was the ultimate in good design
And this is why it caught the eye
A king would stop and stare
JOSEPH:
When I got to try it on
I knew my sheepskin days were gone
NARRATOR:
Such a dazzling coat of many colors
BROTHERS:
How he loved his coat of many colors
In a class above the rest
It even went well with his vest
NARRATOR:
Such a stunning coat of many colors
How he loved his coat of many colors
It was red and yellow and green and brown and blue
Joseph's brothers weren't too pleased with what they saw
BROTHERS:
We had never liked him all that much before
And now this coat
Has got our goat
We feel life is unfair
NARRATOR:
And when Joseph graced the scene
His brothers turned a shade of green
His astounding clothing took the biscuit
BROTHERS:
Quite the smoothest person in the district
JOSEPH:
I look handsome, I look smart
I am a walking work of art
Such a dazzling coat of many colors
How I love my coat of many colors
NARRATOR & ALL:
It was red and yellow and green and brown
And scarlet and black and ochre and peach
And ruby and olive and violet and fawn
And lilac and gold and chocolate and mauve
And cream and crimson and silver and rose
And azure and lemon and russet and grey
And purple and white and pink and orange
And red and yellow and green and brown and blue



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