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Andrew Lloyd Webber - Potiphar lyrics

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Potiphar by Andrew Lloyd Webber

(Joseph was taken to Egypt in chains and sold
Where he was bought by a captain named Potiphar).
Potiphar had very few cares
He was one of Egypt's millionaires.
Having made a fortune buying shares
In... pyramids.
Potiphar had made a huge pile
Owned a large percentage of the Nile,
Meant that he could really live in style and he did.
Joseph was an unimportant slave who found he liked his master
Consequently worked much harder
Even with devotion.
Potiphar could see that Joseph was a cut above the av'rage,
Made him leader of his household
Maximum promotion.
Potiphar was cool and so fine,
But his wife would never toe the line
Its all there in chapter 39 of genesis.
She was beautiful but evil,
Saw a lot of men against his will.
He would have to tell her that she still was his.
Joseph's looks and handsome figure had attracted her attention
Every morning she would beckon
"Come and lie with me love".
Joseph wanted to resist her till one day she proved too eager.
Joseph cried in vain
"Please stop! I don't believe in free love!"
Potiphar was counting shekels in his den below the bedroom
When he heard a mighty rumpous
Clattering above him.
Suddenly he knew his riches couldn't buy him what he wanted,
Gold would never make him happy
If she didn't love him.
Letting out a mighty roar, Potiphar burst through the door.
"Joseph I'll see you rot in jail,
The things you have done are beyond the pale!"
(Poor poor Joseph locked up in a cell
Things ain't going well hey
Locked up in a cell).

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