Cinderella the musical - Stepsister's Lament Lyrics

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Musical
Cinderella the Musical - Stepsister's Lament Lyrics

CHARLOTTE
Why would a fellow want a girl like her,
A frail and fluffy beauty?
Why can’t a fellow ever once prefer
A solid girl like me?

She’s a frothy little bubble
With a flimsy kind of charm,
And with very little trouble,
I could break her little arm!!

LADY OF THE COURT
Ow. Ow!

CHARLOTTE
Why would a fellow want a girl like her,
So obviously unusual?
Why can’t a fellow ever once prefer
A usual girl like me?

A SECOND LADY OF THE COURT
Her cheeks are a pretty shade of pink

CHARLOTTE
But not any pinker than a rose is

A THIRD LADY OF THE COURT
Her skin may be delicate and soft

CHARLOTTE
But not any softer than a doe’s is

A FOURTH LADY OF THE COURT
Her neck is no whiter than a swan’s

LADY
She’s only as dainty as a daisy

CHARLOTTE
She’s only as graceful as a bird
So why is the fellow going crazy?

CHARLOTTE & THE LADIES OF THE COURT
Oh why would a fellow want a girl like her
A girl who’s merely lovely
Why can’t a fellow ever once prefer
A girl who’s merely me?

What’s the matter with the man?
What’s the matter with the man?
What’s the matter with the man?

CHARLOTTE
Yes, he’s witty
So disarming
And I like the way he really holds a room

Clever cunning
Ever charming
How do I make him see I’m special?
It’s a pity

LADIES OF THE COURT
It’s a pity

CHARLOTTE
I’m as pretty

LADIES OF THE COURT
I’m as pretty

ALL
Plus I’ve got the patience
Of a perfect saint

So I’m waiting
Always waiting
Nevertheless
I’m in a mess

CHARLOTTE
Loosen my dress
Help me I’m starting to faint!

LADIES OF THE COURT
Why would a fellow want a girl like her
A girl who isn’t dizzy
Why can’t a fellow ever once prefer

CHARLOTTE
A high-strung girl like me

CHARLOTTE (and WOMEN)
Her cheeks are a pretty shade of pink,
(What’s the matter with the man?)
But not any pinker than a rose is.
(What’s the matter with the man?)
Her skin may be delicate and soft,
(What’s the matter with the man?)
But not any softer than a doe’s is.

Her neck is no whiter than a swan’s.
(What’s the matter with the man?)
She’s only as dainty as a daisy.
(What’s the matter with the man?)
She’s only as graceful as a bird.
(What’s the matter?)

ALL
So why is the fellow going crazy?
Oh, oh,

Why would a fellow want a girl like her,
A girl who’s merely lovely?
Why can’t a fellow ever once prefer
A girl who’s merely me?

LADIES OF THE COURT
What’s the matter with the man?
What’s the matter with the man?
What’s the matter with the man?

CHARLOTTE
She’s the matter
Let me at her!!!

CHARLOTTE & LADIES OF THE COURT
What’s the matter with the man?
What’s the matter with the man?
What’s the matter with the man?

CHARLOTTE
What’s the matter with the man?

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