Roosevelt Petrucius Coleslaw lyrics

- Caroline, or Change

Roosevelt Petrucius Coleslaw lyrics

Roosevelt Petrucius Coleslaw

JACKIE
It?s a quarter!

JOE
Mama ain?t got no money.
Hey Mama! Where?d this money come from, you?

EMMIE
Leaver her be! Don?t get her going.

JACKIE
But it?s a?

EMMIE
If she wanted to tell she?d of told you.
Know what happens to children who snoop?

JOE
What?

EMMIE
Once there was a boy who asked his mamma one too many questions and he died. He died.

JOE
Aw shut up.

EMMIE
He did!

JACKIE
For true?

EMMIE
For true.
Once upon a time in a shack by the lake
live a boy and his mama so broke they break.
Ugliest child that you ever saw,
name Roosevelt Petrucius Coleslaw!

Roosevelt Petrucius
Coleslaw!
Didn?t have a penny.
No he didn?t have any.
So he asked his ma,
Old Lady Coleslaw!
?Ma, I?m broke
and
Ma I?m glum!?
And Glory hallelujah to Kingdom Come!
Ma reach in her pockets?

EMMIE, JACKIE, JOE
And she give him some!

EMMIE
?Look here Roosevelt, see here Ro!
I got a penny!?

JACKIE AND JOE
?No, mama, no!?

EMMIE
?I got a nickel.?

JACKIE AND JOE
?Won?t buy a pickle!
That?s no go,
you way too slow!?

EMMIE
?I got a dime.?

JACKIE AND JOE
?Now that?s a crime!?

EMMIE
?How bout a quarter??

JACKIE AND JOE
?Well that?s a starter??

EMMIE
?I got two!?

JACKIE AND JOE
?Mama, I love you!?

EMMIE
?Got three quarters
to be spent!?

JACKIE AND JOE
?Pretty mama Coleslaw!
Seventy-five cent!?

NOAH
Caroline shows each silver quarter
to her kids?
she?s a divorcee!
?Thank God we can eat now
thanks to poor crazy Noah,
who?s just a stoopnagle
can?t hang on to a quarter!?
But at least now at supper
they talk about me.

EMMIE, JACKIE, JOE
Sweet old missus Coleslaw,
she say Roosevelt Roosevelt have you a time,
spend a little money at the five and dime!

JACKIE AND JOE
But Roosevelt Petrucius Coleslaw,
he born dumb, he say
Mama oh mama where this change come from?
Mama oh mama where this change come from?

EMMIE
Mama went wild,
?I earnt it child!?

EMMIE, JACKIE, JOE
Then she wacked him and she smacked him
upside his head,
but she hit too hard and the child dropped dead!

JACKIE
And he sprouted wings and he flew up to heaven,
and heaven look like the 7-11!

JOE
And all the stars of heaven they was pennies and dimes:

EMMIE
Red hot!

JACKIE
Sweet tart!

EMMIE, JACKIE, JOE
Lemons and Limes!

EMMIE
Moon pie, food dye, tootsie pop

JACKIE AND JOE
Pop gun, squirt gun, sticky bun,
silly putty, nutty-butter, sixty-four colors
in the crayola pack
pack pack!

EMMIE
Bird call, slap paddle,
tinkywinks, skip rope,
licorice, pickup sticks

JACKIE AND JOE
Magic tricks, lego bricks, pirate hooks, and comic books!

JACKIE, JOE AND NOAH
Comic books!

JACKIE
Superman

JOE
Batman

JACKIE
Aquaman

JOE
and Ironman

JACKIE AND JOE
Spiderman, X-Men, Daredevil, Doctor Strange and

EMMIE
Wonder Woman! Diana!

EMMIE AND NOAH
Princess of the Amazons!
Magical lariat, golden tiara,
bulletproof bracelets, lipstick and mascara!

JOE
Stronger than anyone, six times as pretty;
an eagle brassiere with a wing on each titty!

EMMIE, JACKIE, JOE, NOAH
Wing on each titty!
Wing on each titty!
Titty titty titty titty titty titty titty titty!

NOAH
They talk about how my mama died
they talk about my tragedy
they wish that they could take me in
and I could live with Caroline
and Emmie Jackie Larry Joe,
Emmie Jackie Larry Joe.
Each evening I could up and go
home to be a Thibodeaux.
Emmie Jackie Larry Joe
and Noah
Noah Thibodeaux.

EMMIE JACKIE, JOE AND NOAH
Oh, she did it, she did it,
she kill her kid!
Oh mama, oh mama,
see what you did!
R.I.P.!

EMMIE
She found him dead, his mean old ma,
she screamed ?Roosevelt Petrucius Coleslaw!
Oh my child, my darling son,
your time on earth is gone and done,
and you are lost and gone before!?

JACKIE
But Roosevelt, an angel now,
he bought out the store,
and he still got nickels and dimes galore!
His mama cry, ?He?s gone too soon!?
But Roosevelt is sitting longside of the moon,
and he says ?Miss Moon, will you be my Mrs.??

MOON
I might, you sweet, but you gotta be rich!

JACKIE, JOE AND NOAH
?I?m rich, I?m rich, will you give me kisses??

MOON
I will sweet pea, indeed I shall,
I?ll be your love little looney gal!
Cause you are sweet and you are rich!

JACKIE, JOE AND NOAH
So they went up to God and they got hitch!

MOON
And I will wax and I will wane,
I?ll turn your brain into green moon cheese,
I?ll do every first thing that I please,
I?ll be your honey and I?ll spend all your money
but I?ll shines o bright
I?ll be your delight,
and I?ll grow full and I?ll grow fat
and you?ll say to yourself:

JACKIE, JOE AND NOAH
?Now how about that?!?
?How about that?!?

MOON
And that?s the last?

EMMIE, JACKIE, JOE, NOAH, MOON
?that anyone saw
of Roosevelt Petrucious Coleslaw!
He flap his wings and he flew away,
and said goodbye to heaven and to JFK,
and he?s flying through space to this very day,
counting all the stars in the Milky Way.
He counts so high he?s a millionaire,
and he doesn?t have a care.

CAROLINE
And now every morning, day after day,
there?s change in his pockets.
Quarters, pennies?
He?s leavin? them there.
And I am mean,
and I am tough,
but thirty dollars ain?t enough?
thirty dollars?
thirty dollars?

EMMIE, JACKIE, JOE, NOAH, MOON (with Caroline above)
Ching! Ching! Ching! Chingalinga!
Ching! Ching! Ching! Chingalinga!
Ching! Ching! Ching! Chingalinga!
Ching! Ching! Ching! Chingalinga!
A penny, for Rosie and off he go!
A nickel, a quarter, he got some dough!
He rise in the skies and
look down below,
and say?

..I?m a gonna buy me
The Sky!
Didn?t have a penny yeah but now I got plenty
so I say goodbye?
No mama don?t cry!
If I?m broke!

CAROLINE
Ain?t right!

EMMIE, JACKIE, JOE, NOAH, MOON
If I?m glum!

CAROLINE
Ain?t decent!

EMMIE, JACKIE, JOE, NOAH, MOON
Glory hallelujah to Kingdom Come!

CAROLINE
Change in his pockets just lyin there!

EMMIE, JACKIE, JOE, NOAH, MOON
I reach in my pockets?.

CAROLINE
I reach in his pockets?

EMMIE, JACKIE, JOE, NOAH, MOON, CAROLINE
And I find me some!

CAROLINE
For free?

EMMIE, JACKIE, JOE, NOAH, MOON
I?m free as the air?

CAROLINE
As the air!

[Thanks to Michael for lyrics]
Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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