Potiphar Lyrics

1993 Broadway revival
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat the Musical - Potiphar Lyrics


NARRATOR:
Joseph was taken to Egypt in chains and sold,
Where he was bought by a captain named by Potiphar

NARRATOR & MALE ENSEMBLE:
Potiphar had very few cares
He was one of Egypt millionaires
Having made a fortune buying shares in

POTIPHAR:
Pyramids

NARRATOR & MALE ENSEMBLE:
Potiphar had made a huge pile
Owned a large percentage of the Nile

POTIPHAR:
Meant that I could really live in style

NARRATOR & MALE ENSEMBLE:
And he did

NARRATOR:
Joseph was an unimportant
Slave who found he liked his master
Consequently worked much harder
Even with devotion
Potiphar could see tha Joseph
Was a cut above the average
Made him leader of his household
Maximum promotion

NARRATOR & MALE ENSEMBLE:
Potiphar was cool and so fine

POTIPHAR:
But my wife would never toe the line

NARRATOR & MALE ENSEMBLE:
It's all there in chapter thirty-nine
Of Genesis
She was beautiful but

MRS. POTIPHAR:
Evil

NARRATOR & ENSEMBLE:
Saw a lot of men against his will
He would have to tell her that she still was his
Was his

NARRATOR:
Joseph's looks and handsome figure
Had attracted her attention
Every morning she would beckon

MRS. POTIPHAR:
Come and lie with me love

NARRATOR:
Joseph wanted to resist her,
Till one day she proved too eager
Joseph cried in vain

JOSEPH:
Please stop
I don't believe in free love

NARRATOR:
Potiphar was counting sheckels
In his den below the bedroom
When he heard a mighty rumpus
Clattering above him
Suddenly he knew his riches
Couldn't buy him what he wanted
Gold would never make him happy
If she didn't love him

NARRATOR, ENSEMBLE & CHILDREN:
Letting out a mighty roar
Potiphar burst through the door

POTIPHAR:
Joseph, I'll see you rot in jail
The things that you have done are beyond the pale

NARRATOR, ENSEMBLE & CHILDREN:
Poor, poor Joseph, locked up in a cell
Things ain't going well, hey, locked up in a cell
Poor, poor Joseph, locked up in a cell
Things ain't going well, hey, locked up in a cell
Locked up in a cell

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Potiphar lyrics from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat the Musical