The Alto's Lament Karaoke - Emily Skinner

This title is a cover of The Alto's Lament as made famous by Emily Skinner

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In the same key as the original: Am, C, D♭, D, B♭
Release date: 1999
Genres: Musicals & Broadway, In English
Original songwriter: Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner

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lyrics The Alto's Lament

I've had much good luck as a performer
I've been cast in almost every show
From Carousel to Hair on Broadway I was there
But you'll never never know
Perhaps you picked me out last year in phantom
Or underneath my dirt in miserable
But if you tried to pick me out from all the voices in the crowd
I am certain that you must have had a problem
My plight is quite familiar to those who tread the boards
At the Neberlander
Schubert or Rialto
Although I've got a great high C
Mmm mmm ah oh
The reaction seems to be ooh that's great dear
But we need you to sing alto oh oh oh
Please give me a chance to sing melody
Give me a crack at the tune
I'm filled with chagrin every time I begin
By the light of the silvery moon
Just one little shot at the melody give me a moment to shine
I'm sick of can't help loving that man of mine
Just look at Oklahoma for example
That rousing title number of the show
While everyone is singing
Oklahoma
I get sky yo oh
And now a medley of some of my finer roles
The hills are alive with the sound of music
Three little maids from school are we
Pert as a school girl well can be
Filled to the brim with girlish glee three little maids from school
Touch me it's so easy to leave me
What mirror where?
Which what where who who who who?
Such a pretty me such a pretty me
Oh please pull a few strings for the melody don't care if the solo is teeny
It would be Nirvana from heaven such manna
To sing something other than sweeny
I'm down on my knees for the melody
I'm begging with all of my might
Just have a bar and let this chorus girl
Be a star tonight

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