The musical The Fantasticks
was released in 1960; although still being performed by amateurs half a century and more later, it is difficult to believe this song was not cut. Written by lyricist Tom Jones (not the singer) and composed by Harvey Schmidt, it is a song about rape, or more specifically a staged but failed attempted rape which is designed to make someone look like a hero. Instead, with lines like:The rape by coach; it's little in request
The rape by day, but the rape by night is best
It makes the lyricist look like a dork.
"It Depends On What You Pay" is performed by the characters El Gallo, Hucklebee and Bellomy.
Alexander Baron - London, England