It’s Been A Long, Long Time, from Gemini the Musical (Day 187)

This song from Gemini the Musical always seemed to please the crowds. It was composed very casually, almost tossed off, but the chemistry between the two performers (Linda Hart and Robert Picardo on this track) made it shine. If you haven’t seen it, you should look at the video that was created to promote the NYMF production in 2007; it opens with Linda singing this song with Joel Blum, who played Fran in New York.

Bunny:
I’m a South Philly filly
And I’m hot to trot,
Though you never would believe it
From these wrinkles I got.
Yo, Fran!

Fran: Yo, bun!

Bunny: It’s been a long, long time.

Fran: I’m a cougher and a wheezer,
I got aches and pains,
But don’t call me a geezer!
I got fire in my veins!
Yo, Bun!

Bunny: Yo, Fran!

Bunny and Fran: It’s been a long, long time.
Now a man and a woman, they both got needs.

Bunny: And you got appetites that no one feeds.

Fran: I been makin’ time with my gal, lucille.

Bunny: She’s a snack in the sack,
But she ain’t no meal!
(spoken) Shit, she gotta get on the subway to get her hips movin’.
(singing) Oh Fran, won’t you squeeze me
And please me once more?
We’ll send the kids to the movies like we did before.
Oh Fran…

Fran: Oh Bun…

Bunny and Fran: It could be so sublime.

Fran: Yo, Bun!

Bunny: Yo, Fran!

Bunny and Fran: It’s been a long, long time!

[They dance. Music under dialog.]

Bunny: Oh Fran, won’t you squeeze me
And please me once more?
We’ll knock the pictures off the wall the way we did before.
Oh, Fran…

Fran: Oh, Bun…

Bunny and Fran: It could be so sublime.

Fran: Yo, Bun!

Bunny: Yo, Fran!

Bunny and Fran: It’s been a long, long time!

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