Roxie
The Original Broadway Production
Chicago the Musical - Roxie Lyrics

ROXIE
The name on everybody's lips
Is gonna be Roxie
The lady rakin' in the chips
Is gonna be Roxie

I'm gonna be a celebrity
That means somebody everyone knows
They're gonna recognize my eyes
My hair, my teeth, my boobs, my nose

From just some dumb mechanic's wife
I'm gonna be Roxie
Who says that murder's not an art?

And who in case she doesn't hang
Can say she started with a bang?
Foxy Roxie Hart!

ROXIE
You wanna know something? I always wanted to be in vaudeville.
And now that I'm a celebrity, I'm gonna have me a swell act,
too. Yeah, I'll get a boy to work with - someone who can lift
me up, show me off - Oh, hell, I'll get two boys. It'll frame
me better. Think "Big," Roxie, think "Big." I'm gonna get me
a whole bunch of boys.

The name on everybody's lips
Is gonna be

BOYS
Roxie

ROXIE
The lady rakin' in the chips is gonna be

BOYS
Roxie
She's gonna be a celebrity

ROXIE
That means somebody everyone knows

BOYS
They're gonna recognize her eyes
Her hair, her teeth...

ROXIE
...my boobs, my nose
Ooh, ah ah ah
From just some dumb mechanic's wife
I'm gonna be
Sing it!

BOYS
Roxie

ROXIE
Who says that murder's not an art?

BOYS
And who in case she doesn't hang

ROXIE
Can say she started with a bang?

BOYS
Foxy Roxie Hart!

BOYS
They're gonna wait outside in line
To get to see Roxie

ROXIE
Think of those autographs I'll sign
"Good luck to you, Roxie"
And I'll appear in a lavaliere
That goes all the way down to my waist

BOYS
Here a ring, there a ring
Everywhere a ring a ling

ROXIE
But always the best of taste
Oooh, I'm a star.

BOYS
And the audience loves her.

ROXIE
And I love the audience. And the audience loves me for
loving them. And I love the audience for loving me. And
we just love each other. That's because none of us got
enough love in our childhood.

BOYS
That's right.

ROXIE
And that's show biz, kid.

BOYS
Oh, yeah.
She's giving up her humdrum life

ROXIE
I'm gonna be

BOYS
Roxie.
She made a scandal and a start.

ROXIE
And Sophie Tucker will shit, I know
To see her name get billed below

ALL
Foxy Roxie Hart

BOYS
Chuh, chuh, chuh, etc...

ROXIE
Oooh ah ah ah ah ah ah
(As boys exit)
Those are my boys.

ANNOUNCER:
Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Velma Kelly in an act of desperation.

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