You Gotta Have a Gimmick Lyrics

Broadway production (1959)
Gypsy the Musical - You Gotta Have a Gimmick Lyrics

MAZEPPA:
You can pull all the stops out
Till they call the cops out;
Grind your behind till you're banned.
But you gotta get a gimmick
If you wanna get a hand.
You can sacrifice your saccro
Working in the back row.
Bump in a dump till you're dead.
Kid, you gotta have a gimmick
If you wanna get ahead.

You can uh...You can uh...
You can uh...uh...uh...
That's how Burlesque was born.
So I uh...and I uh...
And I uh...uh...uh...
But I do it with a horn...
Once I was a Schleppa,
Now I'm Miss Mazzeppa,
With my revolution in dance.
You gotta have a gimmick
If you wanna have a chance!

ELECTRA:
She can uh... She can uh...
She can uh...uh...uh...
That'll never make her rich.
Me, I uh... and I uh...
And I uh...uh...uh...
But I do it with a switch.
I'm electrifyin',
And I ain't even tryin';
I never have to sweat to get paid;
'Cause if you got a gimmick,
Gypsy girl, you got it made.

TESSIE TURA:
All them uh and then uh...
And that uh...uh...uh...
Ain't gonna spell success;
Me, I uh... and I uh...
And I uh...uh...uh...
But I do it with finesse.
Dressy Tessie Tura is so much more demur-er
Than all them other ladies because--
You gotta get a gimmick
If you wanna get applause.

ALL:
Do something special
Anything special
And you'll get better because...
You're more than just a mimic
When you gotta gimmick
Take a look how different we are!

ELECTRA:
If you wanna make it,
Twinkle while you shake it.

TESSIE TURA:
If you wanna grind it,
Wait till you've refined it.

MAZEPPA:
If you wanna stump it,
Bump it with a trumpet!

ALL:
So get yourself a gimmick and you, too,
Can be a star!

Gypsy the Musical You Gotta Have a Gimmick Lyrics


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