Zelda The Musical
 
 

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The Beautiful and the Damned

Zelda: 1900 - 1948

Year: 1920
Location
Biltmore Hotel, New York

It's March1920 and Scott's first novel, 'This Side of Paradise' is published. It went through nine printings, with total sales of 41,000 copies.

On the strength of its sucess, Scott (23) proposes to Zelda (19). They marry on Saturday April 3 1920. It's the wedding night party. The guests and Zelda pay homage to her favourite cocktail, 'Pink Lady'.

FULL COMPANY (including SCOTT/ZELDA)

Lady, pink lady
You're lovely tonight
You've made the party
So big and so bright
We're jazzing it up
There's nothing better to do
Wherever you're going now, I'm following you

I think we're crazy, dear lady
But so is the crowd
I'd like to dance with you
Am I allowed?
If anyone gets in our way
We'll tell 'em scram
Life is a pink lady
We're the beautiful and the damned

It's a helluva night
(I feel so good)
Not a loser in sight
(Knock-knock on wood)
Though we're only beginners
Life is a honeymoon
(So far)

You're a wonderful girl
(Ah! it's true!)
I'm the luckiest guy
(Merci beaucoup)
One thing I know of
Can't get enough of you

Isn't alcohol fun?
(I'll drink to that)
Are we coming undone?
(Darn tootin' fact)
So what if the party's getting out of hand?
When the barman rings the bell
We'll tell him, go to hell!
(One more)
There ain't no stoppin' the beautiful and the damned

Instrumental

Lady, pink lady
You're lovely tonight
You've made the party
So big and so bright
We're jazzing it up
There's nothing better to do
Wherever you're going now, I'm following you

I think we're crazy, dear lady
But so is the crowd
I'd like to dance with you
Am I allowed?
If anyone gets in our way
We'll tell 'em scram
Life is a pink lady
We're the beautiful and the damned

We're fabulous
Unbeatable
Untreatable
And we're damned - damned - damned - damned
Insatiable
Hellational
We're beautiful, and we're damned
Damned - damned - damned - damned - damned - damned

 

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