My sister Veronica and I had this double act, and my husband Charlie traveled around with us. Now for the last number in our act, we did these twenty acrobatic tricks in a row. One, two, three, four, five, splits, spread eagles, backflips, flip-flops, one right after the other. So this one night before the show, we're down at the Hotel Cicero. The three of us boozin' , having a few laughs. And we ran out of ice, so I go out to get some. I come back...open the door...and there's Veronica and Charlie, doing number seventeen: the Spread Eagle. Well, I was in such a state of shock; I completely blacked out, I can't remember a thing. It wasn't until later, when I was washing the blood off my hands, I even knew they were dead!
Come on babe, why don't we paint the town? And all that jazz, I'm gonna rouge my knees and roll my stockings down, and all that jazz! Start the car, I know a whoopie spot, where the gin is cold and the piano's hot! It's just a noisy hall where there's a nightly brawl and all that jazz.
My audience loves me. And I love them. And they love me for lovin' them and I love them for lovin' me. And we love each other. And that's cause none of us got enough love in our childhoods. And that's showbiz, kid.
And that's good, isn't it grand, isn't it great, isn't it swell, isn't it fun, isn't it?
You can like the life you're living, you can live the life you like, you can even marry Harry, and mess around with Ike!
Are human beings made of more than air? With all that bulk you're bound to see 'em there!... Unless that human bein' next to you, is unimpressive, undistingushed, you... know...who."
When you came to me, I didn't ask if she was guilty, I didn't ask if she was innocent, I didn't ask if she was a drunk, a dope fiend. No, I asked, did you have five thousand dollars, and you told me yes, but you don't have five thousand dollars so I figure you are a dirty liar and I don't do deals with dirty liars!
The folks on top the ladder, are the ones the world adores, so boost me up my ladder kid, and I'll boost you up yours!
You put in for Mama, she'll put out for you.
Let's all stroke together, like the Princeton crew. When you're strokin' Mama, Mama's strokin' you!