THE SHOWGIRL MUST GO ON

THE SHOWGIRL MUST GO ON
(Eddie Nichols, Bette Midler, Eric Kornfeld, Bette Sussman)

–THERE’S A LESSON THAT I LEARNED, BOYS
A LONG, LONG TIME AGO
LIKE EVERY GIRL WHO’S WORKING IN
THE BUSINESS WE CALL SHOW
IT’S A RULE I LIVE BY
AND BABY, SO SHOULD YOU
IF THE SHOW, IT MUST GO ON
THE SHOWGIRL GOES ON …

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— IN A TOWN LIKE THIS ONE
WHERE ALL THINGS CAN BE BOUGHT
SOMETIMES A GIRL IS GONNA DO
SOME THINGS SHE SHOULD NOT
SO PLEASE DON’T CALL THE PO-LICE
IF YOU SEE A TIT OR TWO
EVERYTHING THE SHOWGIRL’S GOT
SHE’S GONNA SHOW TO

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LET ME TAKE YOU
WHERE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN
FISHNETS, FEATHERS,
LOTS AND LOTS OF SKIN
I’VE BEEN DREAMING
OF THIS FOR SO LONG
EVEN A TORNADO
IS NO MATCH FOR MY SONG

‘CAUSE YA’ KNOW I’M ON A MISSION
OF SEDUCTION I CONFESS
I KNOW WHAT YOU CAME FOR
AND WE GOT IT IN EXCESS
BET THE FARM ON ME, BOYS
THE ODDS ARE MIGHTY STRONG
10 T0 1 YOU LUCKY STIFF
THE SHOWGIRL’S GOIN’ ON

INSTRUMENTAL (8 BARS)

I WILL SHOW YOU
THINGS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN
YOU MAY NEED A SHOT
OF THOROZENE
STEP RIGHT UP AND GIVE
MY WHEEL OF CHANCE A SPIN
I’M A SURE BETTE, BABY
I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL WIN

‘CAUSE YOU KNOW I’M ON A MISSION
AND I GOT THE MIDAS TOUCH
I BROUGHT SOME BLING AND TONS OF THINGS
I KNOW YOU’LL LOVE SO MUCH
WE’RE GOIN’ TO THE DEVIL
(SO) I HOPE YOU PACKED YOUR THONG
NO MORE INHIBITIONS
WHEN THE SHOWGIRL MUST GO ON

(Bette Patter)

HERE’S YOUR LESSON IN DIVINITY
NO ONE DOES IT HALF AS GOOD AS ME
IF YOU’RE GOOD AT BEING BAD
THEN IT’S NO SWEAT
BY THIS TIME TOMORROW
YOU COULD BE TEACHER’S PET

CAUSE YA’ KNOW I’M ON A MISSION
OF SEDUCTION, I CONFESS
AND AS THE ROOM GETS HOTTER
WE’LL BE WEARING EVEN LESS
ALL THE DOORS ARE BOLTED
YOU MAY BE HERE TIL DAWN
YOU CAN’T STOP THE SHOWGIRL
(YOU CAN’T STOP THE SHOWGIRL)
YOU CAN STOP THE SHOWGIRL
WHEN THE SHOWGIRL MUST GO ON