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Laundry Quintet

Laundry Quintet lyrics

Laundry Quintet

CAROLINE
Nothing happens underground
in Louisiana. Cept in this house,
cept here, cept here:
At nine-thirteen Saint Anthony Street
in Lake Charles Louisiana:
This house got
a basement.

THE WASHING MACHINE
This house got
a basement.
True.
No other house round here gots one.
This one
this one
this one
do.

CAROLINE
Ain?t very deep for a basement but still
it planted in the swampy soil,
sunk in the mud and the marsh and the mire,
down with the snakes and the snails and the bracken,
root to the bayou
root to the ooze?

THE RADIO
?singing them sediment topsoil blues,
alluvial delta-silt saltwater ooze.

THE WASHING MACHINE
Hum hum hum hum
round and round I agitates
while them what does the clothes awaits,
they contemplates and speculates,
in the peace my one-horsepower
lectric motor?s hum creates:

RADIO AND WASHING MACHINE
What shall be? What lies in store
in nineteen-sixty-three? or ?four?
Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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Musical: Caroline, or Change. Song: Laundry Quintet. Broadway musical soundtrack lyrics. Song lyrics from theatre show/film are property & copyright of their owners, provided for educational purposes