Kitchen Fight lyrics

- Caroline, or Change

Kitchen Fight lyrics

Kitchen Fight

DOTTY
She was doing fine out there.

CAROLINE
This ain?t none of your affair, Dot.
You can?t talk to folk like that.

EMMIE
Talk to white folk what you mean.

CAROLINE
Lord I raised a spoiled brat.
They your boss! You can?t a queen,
gonna get yourself knocked flast,
you mouth off around white folk like that.

EMMIE
You tippy-toe till you been paid.
You the spoiled on! A maid!
I?ll never be a queen, that?st rue,
but I?m a damn sigh better?n prouder?n you!
Come on, teach me what you know!
Mama teach me what you know!
How to keep my head tucked low.
Come on, come on
teach me what you know!
Mama teach?

DOTTY
Watch your mouth now, little sister.
You too smart to act a fool.
Proud don?t talk trash to her mother.

EMMIE
You got plans, you go to school.
What she got? Only angry, always
fussin, always shushin me.

DOTTY
Ain?t seen you lackin food to eat,
roof above, shoes on your feet.
You watch your pride ain?t just conceit.
Think bein a maid what she prefer?

MR. STOPNICK
Attention! Noah!

DOTTY
Go on, make things like they were.
Apologize to her.

MR. STOPNICK
Now comes your gift! Something handy:
Chanukah Gelt, for real, not candy!
A twenty dollar bill!

GRANDMA & GRAMPA GELLMAN
Oh my!

Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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