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I Can't Do It Alone

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I Can't Do It Alone Lyrics

    My sister and I had an act that couldn't flop
    My sister and I were headed straight for the top
    My sister and I eared a thou a week at least
    (Oh, sure)
    But my sister is now, unfortunately, deceased

    Oh, I know, it's sad, of course,
    But a fact is still a fact
    And now all that remains
    Is the remains
    Of a perfect double act!

    Roxie, do you know you are exactly the same size as my sister?
    Oh, you would fit in her wardrobe perfectly. Look, why don't I
    just show you some of the act, huh?
    Watch this.
    (She dances)
    Now, you have to imagine this with two people.
    It's swell with two people.

    First I'd....(Drums!)
    Then she'd...(Saxophone!)
    Then we'd...(Together!)
    But I can't do it alone!
    Then she'd...
    Then I'd...
    Then we'd...
    But I can't do it alone!

    She'd say, "What's your sister like?"
    I'd say, "MEN,"
    Yuk, yuk, yuk
    She'd say, "you're the cat's meow"
    Then we'd wow
    The crowd again
    When she'd go...
    I'd go...
    We'd go...

    And then those ding-dong daddies started to roar
    Whistled, stomped, and stamped on the floor
    Yelling, screaming, begging for more.

    And we'd say, "O.K. fellas, keep your socks up.
    You ain't seen nothing yet!"

    She dances.
    Ah, aha, yeah!
    But I simply cannot do it alone.

    Well? What did ya think? Come on, you can say.
    (Roxie gives her raspberry.)

    O.K. O.K. The first part can always be rewritten. But the
    second part was really nifty. Watch this!

    Then she'd...(See, get it, right?)
    Then I'd...(Then I kick really high...)
    Then we'd...
    But I can't do it alone!
    She'd say, "What state's Chicago in?"
    I'd say, "ILL!"
    Did ya get that?
    She'd say, "turn your motor off!"
    I can hear 'em cheerin' still
    When she'd go...
    I'd go...
    We'd go... Sideways!
    And then those two-bit Johnnies did it up brow
    To cheer the best attraction in town
    They really tore the balcony down

    And we'd say, "O.K. fellas, O.K., we're goin' home, but
    here's a few more partin' shots!" And this...this we did
    in perfect unison.
    She dances.
    Cymbals crash crash crash
    Now, you've seen me goin' through it
    You can see there's nothin' to it
    But I simply cannot do it

    Roxie turns her down