What A Shanda Lyrics

Musical by Ellen Schwartz and Laura I. Kramer
A Letter to Harvey Milk the Musical - What A Shanda Lyrics


(sings)
The animals came in two by two
The goose with the gander
The ram with the ewe
But if noah admitted the ewe with the ewe
I wouldn’t be here
And neither would you

The girls go with girls
The boys with the boys
The meat with the milk
The jews with the goys
If god in his wisdom
Made woman for man
What putz had the chutzpah
To futz with his plan?

HARRY (spoken)
What are you carrying on?

FRANNIE (sings)
What a shame, what a shanda
A gorgeous face like hers she’s gonna squanda?
On some schlumpy girl who dresses like a guy?
Tell me why, tell me why!
What a shame, what a shanda!
For forty years upon a desert we should wanda?
To reach the land where god’s demand
Commanded us to multiply
He said “be fruitful,” not a fruit
Today this they deny
Do as they please, buy christmas trees
With santa claus they’ve flirted

(spoken) Oy...

(sings) Don’t wait up for the messiah
(spoken) He converted!

HARRY (spoken)
Enough! You’ve been holding a grudge ever since Gracie married the goy.

FRANNIE (spoken)
At least he was a man!

(sings)
Girls go with girls
The boys with the boys
Meat with the milk
And jews with the goys
If god in his wisdom
Made adam and eve
What snake in the garden
Now laughs up his sleeve?

What a shame, what a shanda
A dress? A little make-up is beyond her?
To keep alive her people
Who now dwindle down to few?
To leave alone my husband
Who’s too old to know who’s who?
Her hair’s so mousy brown
She couldn’t go a little blonda?
Vay iz mir! What a shanda!

What disgrace! What a shanda!
What happened to her nobody should ponda
With ink stains on her fingers
In her hair and down her pants
Why if i went for the girls
I wouldn’t ask her for a dance
Survival? Feh!
The bible? Feh!
No ethics! No decorum, eh?
What the nazis couldn’t finish
She’ll do for him!!!

Songs from musical: A Letter to Harvey Milk the Musical Lyrics
What A Shanda lyrics from A Letter to Harvey Milk the Musical