Megan Mullally

Megan Mullally and The Supreme Music Program



She came through the bathroom window
Protected by a silver spoon
But now she sucks her thumb and wanders
By the banks of her own lagoon
Did anybody tell her?
Did anybody see?
Sunday's on the phone to Monday
Monday's on the phone to me. (Oh yeah)
She said she'd always been a dancer
She worked at 15 clubs a day
And though she thought I knew the answer
Well I knew what I could not say
And so I quit the police department
And got myself a steady job
And though she tried her best to help me
She could steal, but she could not rob
Did anybody tell her?
Did anybody see?
Sunday's on the phone to Monday
Tuesday's on the phone to me. (OH YEAH)

3. Lonely At The Top
I've been around the world
Had my pick of any girl
You'd think I'd be happy,
But I'm not

Everybody knows my name
Still it's just a crazy game
Oh, it's lonely at the top

Listen to the band, they're playing just for me
Listen to the people paying just for me
All the applause, all the parades
And all the money I have made
Oh it's lonely at the top

Listen, all you fools out there
Go on and love me, I don't care
Oh, it's lonely at the top
Oh, it's lonely at the top


Now I remember it all very well lookin' back
It was the summer I turned 18
We lived in a one room, rundown shack
On the outskirts of New Orleans
We didn't have money for food or rent
To say the least, we were hard pressed
Then mama spent every last penny we had
To buy me a dancin' dress
Mama washed and combed and curled my hair
And she painted my eyes and lips
And then I stepped into a satin dancin' dress
It was split on the side clean up to my hips
It was red, velvet trim and it fit me good
And starin' back from the lookin' glass was a woman
Where a half grown kid had stood

Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down
Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down

Mama'd add a little bit of perfume on my neck
And she kissed my cheek
And I saw the tears wellin' up in her troubled eyes
When she started to speak
She looked at our pitiful shack
And then she looked at me and took a ragged breath
Your Pa's run off and I'm real sick
And the baby's gonna starve to death
She handed me a heart shaped locket that said
"To thine own self be true"
And I shivered as I watched a roach crawl across
The toe of my high heel shoe
It sounded like somebody else that was talkin'
Askin' "Mama what do I do?"
Just be nice to the gentlemen, Fancy
And they'll be nice to you.

Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down
Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down
Lord, forgive me for what I do
But if you want out, well, it's up to you
Now git on out, girl, you'd better start movin' uptown

Well, that was the last time I saw my ma
Then I left that rickety shack
The welfare people came and took the baby
Mama died, and I ain't been back
But the wheels of fate had started to turn
And for me there was no way out
And it wasn't very long 'til I knew exactly
What my Mama'd been talkin' about
I did what I had to do but I made myself a solemn vow
That I was gonna be a lady someday
But I didn't know when or how
I couldn't see spendin' the rest of my life
With my head hung down in shame
Well, I mighta been born just plain white trash
But Fancy was my name!

Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down
Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down

It wasn't long after, a benevolent man
Took me in off the street
And one week later I was pourin' his tea
In a five room hotel suite
I charmed a king, a congressman
And an occasional aristocrat
And I got me a Georgia mansion
And an elegant New York townhouse flat
And I ain't done bad
(She ain't done bad, no no no no no oh yeah yeah)

Now in this world there's a lot of self-righteous hippocrates
That would call me bad
And criticized my mama for turning me out
No matter how little we had
And though I ain't had to worry about nothin'
For nigh on fifteen years
I can still hear the desperation in my poor
Mama's voice ringin' in my ear

Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down
Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down
Lord, forgive me for what I do
But if you want out, well it's up to you
Now get on out, girl
You better start livin' uptown

And I guess she did


I used to believe
in the days I was pure
and I was pure as you used to be

My wonderful someone
would come to me someday
and then it would all depend on me

If he's a good man
if he's a rich man
wears a fine cravat, smokes a cigar
and if he's good and treats me like a lady
then I shall tell him, "Sorry."

Chin up high
keep your powder dry
don't be lax or go too far
oh, the moon is gonna shine 'til dawn
keep that little rowboat cruising on and on
you stay perpendicular

Oh, you can't just let a man walk over you
cold and dignified is what you are
such a whole lot of things can happen
so firmly say but sweetly, "Sorry."

The first to appear
was a young man from Kent
he was all that a man ought to be

The second was older
and bolder, I mean
and the third was crazy mad for me

They were all rich men
they were all fine men

wore silk cravats, smoked a big cigar
and since they all made me feel a perfect lady
I said politely, "Sorry."

I would sigh, keep my chin up high
never relaxed or went too far
oh, I let the moon go shining on
I let that narrow rowboat cruise around 'til dawn
I stayed perpendicular

I could not just let a man walk over me
perhaps my dignity went rather far
such an interesting lot of things might have happened
I simply indicated, "Sorry."

One day comes a man
but what kind of a man
do you know why he does what he does

He walked into my room
and he hung up his hat
and I just didn't know where I was

He was a lean man
he was a mean man
didn't own a cravat, smoked no cigar
and God knows he never made me feel a lady
there just wasn't time for "Sorry."

Chin up high, my chin was down my shoes
and I relaxed but far too far
oh, the way the moon kept shining on
the night was nigh for rowing and this girl was gone
not so perpendicular

so you let a man just walk right over you
who said dignified is what you are
such a wonderful lot of terrible things did happen
and now it's you can tell me sorry.




It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day
I was out choppin' cotton and my brother was balin' hay
And at dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat
And Mama hollered out the back door "y'all remember to wipe your feet!"
And then she said "I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge."
"Today Billie Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge."

Papa said to Mama as he passed around the black-eyed peas
"Well, Billie Joe never had a lick of sense, pass the biscuits, please."
"There's five more acres in the lower forty that I gotta plow."
And Mama said, "Well, it's a shame about Billie Joe, anyhow."
It seems like nothin' ever comes to no good up on Choctaw Ridge
And now Billie Joe MacAllister's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge

Mama said to me "Child, what's happened to your appetite?"
"Why, I've been cookin' all mornin' and you haven't touched a single bite."
"That nice young preacher, Brother Taylor, dropped by today."
"Said he'd be pleased to have dinner on Sunday, oh, by the way."
"He said he saw a girl that looked a lot like you up on Choctaw Ridge"
"And she and Billie Joe was throwing somethin' off the Tallahatchie Bridge"

A year has come 'n' gone since we heard the news about Billie Joe
And Brother married Becky Thompson, they bought a store out in Tupelo
There was a virus going 'round, Papa caught it and he died last Spring
And now Mama, she don't seem to wanna do much, much of anything
And me, I spend a lot of time pickin' flowers up on Choctaw Ridge

And drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge

4. Real Emotional Girl
She's a real emotional girl
She wears her heart on her sleeve
Every little thing you tell her
She'll believe
She really will
She even cries in her sleep
I've heard her
Many times before
I never had a girl who loved me
Half as much as this girl loves me
She's real emotional

For 18 years, she lived at home
She was Daddy's little girl
And Daddy helped her move out on her own
She met a boy
He broke her heart
And now she lives alone
And she's very, very careful
Yes, she is

She's a real emotional girl
Lives down deep inside herself
She turns on easy
It's like a hurricane
You would not believe it
You gotta hold on tight to her
She's a real emotional girl

Oh, have you seen my dear companion
For he was all this world to me
But now he's gone to some far country
And that he cares no more for me

I wish I were a swallow flying
I'd fly to a high and lonesome place
I'd join the wild birds in their crying
Thinking of you and your sweet face

[musical bridge]

Oh have you seen my dear companion
For he was all this world to me
But now the stars have turned against me
And he cares no more for me

Oh when the dark is on the mountain
And all the world has gone to sleep
I will go down to the cold dark waters
And there I'll lay me down and weep

Oh, have you seen my dear companion
Oh, have you seen my dear companion
Oh, have you seen my dear companion
For he was all this world to me


Listen, children:
Your father is dead.
From his old coats
I'll make you little jackets;
I'll make you little trousers
From his old pants.
There'll be in his pockets
Things he used to put there,
Keys and pennies
Covered with tobacco;
Dan shall have the pennies
To save in his bank;
Anne shall have the keys
To make a pretty noise with.

Life must go on,
And the dead be forgotten;
Life must go on,
Though good men die;
Anne, eat your breakfast;
Dan, take your medicine;

Life must go on;
I forget just why.

Step right up,
come on in
If you'd like to take the grand tour
of the lonely house that once was home sweet home
I've got nothing here to sell you
Just some things that I will tell you
Some things I know will chill you to the bone

Over there,
sits the chair
Where she'd bring the paper to me
and sit down on my knee and whisper "Oh, I love you."
But now she's gone forever
And this old house will never
Be the same without the love that we once knew

Straight ahead,
that's the bed,
where we lay in love together
And Lord knows we had a good thing going there
See her picture on the table,
Don't it look like she'd be able
Just to touch me and say "Good morning, dear."

There's her rings,
All her things,
And her clothes are in the closet like she left them
When she tore my world apart
As you leave you see the nursery,
Oh, she left me without mercy
Taking nothing but our baby and my heart

Step right up,
Come on in

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the roses falling
It's you, it's you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
And now the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

But come ye back and all the flowers are dying
If I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me
And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be.
For you will bend, and tell me that you love me
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me.
Phones off the hook,
No one knows where we are,
It's a long time since I drank champagne.
The ocean is blue, as blue as your eyes,
I'm going to take it with me when I go.

Old long since gone
Now way back when
We lived on Coney Island.
Ain't no good thing ever dies
I'm gonna to take it with me when I go.

Far, far away
A train whistle blows.
Wherever you're going,
Wherever you've been,
Waving good-bye
At the end of the day.
You're up and you're over
and you're far away......

Always for you,
Forever yours.
It felt like the old days,
I've worn the faces off all the cards,
I'm going to take it with me
when I go.

Children are playing at the end of the day.
Strangers are singing on our lawn.
It's got to be more than flesh and bone,
All that you've loved
is all you own.

In a land, there's a town,
and in that town, there's a house,
and in that house, there's a woman,
and in that woman, there's a heart I love,
I'm going to take it with me when I go.
I'm going to take it with me when I go.