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Chita-Rita Lyrics


Chita Rivera:
Ms. Moreno, her rude gyrations
Are all lousy imitations
Though we both did West Side Story
Hers was like chicken catchatoriy
She got all the glory
But don't let that cat in
I'm the fiery Latin
I was the world's first Anita

Girl:
We know you were

Rivera:
Don't mix us up
I am Chita

Chita Rivera is not Rita
Rita Moreno is not Chita
Chita is Chita and not Rita
I would prefer you forgot Rita

This little ditty reminds you
Who is the what and the who’s who
She gets the movies and ‘Bravos!’
I get the nightclubs and bomb shows

My name is Chita and not Rita
Rita is Rita but not Chita
Liza likes Chita but not Rita
I wouldn’t mind if they shot Rita

I’m the one starred on Broadway
From the 50’s and the 60’s to the current day, people
And I invented the “Ay! Ay!”
While Rita was lisping in King and I

I have done Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, Bajour
And I never miss a matinee, people
And when chorus boys yell and scream “Ay! Ay! Ay!”
How I love all of the gay people

My name is Chita and not Rita
Rita is Rita and not Chita
Liza hates Rita but not Chita
Why won’t the union boycott Rita?

Rita Moreno (spoken):
Hello Chita!

Rivera (spoken):
Rita! What are you doing here?

Moreno (spoken):
I be doing the movie version of The Rink. I’ll probably win another Oscar. You can present it.

Rivera (spoken):
(Laugh) I’d sooner die.

Moreno (spoken):
You probably will. I just came to credify one thing.
(sings)
My name is Rita and not Chita
Though I look like you a lot, Chita
When people smoke too much pot, Chita
They think you’re me and I’m not Rita

Rivera:
I am a versatile actress.

Moreno:
Long as you stay on the mattress.

Rivera:
I can play any role I choose

Moreno:
Gypsies, Italians and Black Jews

(Rivera screams)

Moreno:
When I go out on a date, Chita
People say there goes the great Rita
But when they see who, they state, Chita
Looks like you put on some weight, Chita

Rivera (spoken):
Ay, ay, ay! I’m gonna show you how I was the first to do this! And it goes like this!

Both mumble and yell various “Ay! Ay! Ay!”s

Both:
So if you want to keep who’s who straight
Here’s how to settle the great debate
I am the one you should emulate
She is the one who should migrate

There is Rita and Chita and Liza
And Lisa and Liza and Chita
And Pia Zadora and Lisa
And Mia and Liza and Chita
Mia, Liza, Rita, Chita, Rio, Rita, Liza, Pia, Pita, Debbie Allen
(Gasp)
And Me.
Last Update: September, 22nd 2014

Forbidden Broadway, Vols. 1-4 Lyrics

  1. Disc: 1
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  3. Non Plu Andral Lyrics 
  4. Don't Cry for Me, Argentina Lyrics 
  5. Annie's Favorite Showtune Lyrics 
  6. Pirates of Penzance Sequence Lyrics 
  7. Be a Catholic Lyrics 
  8. Triplets Lyrics 
  9. Bankable Stars Lyrics 
  10. I'm Entertainment Lyrics 
  11. Angela Lansbury Sequence/If the Show Had Run Past Labor Day Lyrics 
  12. Audition Sequence: Soliloquy from Carousel/I'm Sick of Playin [Excerpt] Lyrics 
  13. Merman & Martin Sequence: It's de-Lovely/My Heart Belongs to Daddy/Mu Lyrics 
  14. Carol Channing Sequence/Call on Carol/Dolly Is a Girl's Best Friend Lyrics 
  15. Ambition (Tradition) Lyrics
  16. Forbidden Broadway (Reprise) Lyrics 
  17. Disc: 2
  18. Opening and Who Do They Know? Lyrics 
  19. Forbidden Broadway, Vol. 2 Lyrics 
  20. Fugue for Scalpers Lyrics 
  21. Patti LuponeI / Get a Kick Out of Me Lyrics 
  22. Into the Woods/Weekend in the Country Lyrics 
  23. Annie 2 Lyrics
  24. Poor Butterfly Lyrics 
  25. Madonna's Brain Lyrics 
  26. Never, Never Panned Lyrics
  27. Somewhat Overindulgent Lyrics
  28. Chita-Rita Lyrics
  29. I Ham What I Ham Lyrics
  30. Hey, Bob Fosse Lyrics
  31. Almost Like Vegas in New York Lyrics 
  32. Teeny Todd Lyrics 
  33. Liza Lyrics 
  34. Ladies Who Screech Lyrics 
  35. Phantom of the Musical: Goldfinger/Lloyd Weber Lyrics 
  36. George M.! Lyrics 
  37. More Miserable Sequence Lyrics
  38. Finale Lyrics 
  39. Disc: 3
  40. Carol Channing Sequence: Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery Lyrics 
  41. Forbidden Broadway Vol. III Lyrics 
  42. Trouble in New York City Lyrics 
  43. Guys and Dolls Sequence: Guys and Dolls/I Know I've Seen This Show ... Lyrics 
  44. If I Sing It Slower Lyrics 
  45. On the Ashkebad, Tbusi and Kiev Express Lyrics 
  46. I Could Have Danced All Night Lyrics 
  47. Grand Hotel/I Can't Learn This Song Quite So Quickly/Follies Bergere Lyrics 
  48. Someday Lyrics 
  49. Dear Antonio/The Sounds of Shakespeare Lyrics 
  50. Everything's Coming Up Merman/Old Fashioned Ballad/There's Nobody ... Lyrics 
  51. Tonight Who Will Play Miss Saigon?. You Are Hallmark, I Postcard Lyrics 
  52. Put on Your Phony Vocie/All I Ask of You Lyrics 
  53. Camelounge Lyrics 
  54. Mess of the Spider Woman: Prologue/Come and See Me/Mess of the ... Lyrics 
  55. Back to Broadway Lyrics 
  56. Tell Me It's Not True/I Think I'm Acting/Downshow Lyrics 
  57. Scenery, Fly Me, Amplify Me/Listening to Us Lyrics 
  58. Finale: What Happened to Heart? Lyrics 
  59. Disc: 4
  60. Parody Tonight: Oh What a Beautiful Moron/One Foot More (With One Look) Lyrics 
  61. Show Boat Medley: P.C. Show Boat/Make Believe/Ol' Show Show Boat Lyrics 
  62. My Souvenir Things Lyrics 
  63. Elaine Stritch Lyrics 
  64. Big Lyrics 
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  67. Be Depressed Lyrics 
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  73. Kiss Me Kate/Corrective Casting/Jerry and Liza Lyrics 
  74. Julie Hot Lyrics 
  75. Spoonful of Julie Lyrics 
  76. Tony Nominating Committee: Victor/Ignor-Ee-Ya Lyrics 
  77. Crazy Girl Lyrics 
  78. Rant Lyrics 
  79. Ouch! They're Tight Lyrics 
  80. Too Gay for You-Too Het'ro for Me Lyrics 
  81. Pretty Voices Singing: Think Punk Lyrics 
  82. Season of Hype Lyrics 
  83. This Ain't Boheme/Death and Resurrection Lyrics 
  84. Finale: Something Wonderful Lyrics 
  85. Encore-Ta-Ta Folks Lyrics 
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