Razzle Dazzle

Album: Chicago (1975)
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  • [Broadway Version]

    Mr. Flynn, his honor is here

    Thank you. Just a moment. You ready?

    Oh Billy, I'm so scared!

    Roxie. You got nothing to worry about. It's all a circus, kid.
    A three ring circus. These trial - the whole world - all show
    business. But kid, you're working with a star, the biggest!

    Give 'em the old razzle dazzle
    Razzle dazzle 'em
    Give 'em act with lots of flash in it
    And the reaction will be passionate
    Give 'em the old hocus pocus
    Bread and feather 'em
    How can they see with sequins in their eyes?

    What if your hinges all are rusting?
    What if, in fact, you're just disgusting ?

    Razzle dazzle 'em
    And they'll never catch wise!
    Eh Eh Eh Eh
    Ah! Ah! Ah!
    Give 'em the old razzle dazzle

    [Billy and Company]
    Razzle dazzle 'em
    Give 'em a show that's so splendiferous

    Row after row will grow vociferous

    [Billy] & COMPANY
    Give 'em the old flim flam flummox
    Fool and fracture 'em

    How can they hear the truth above the roar?

    [Billy and Company]
    Throw 'em a fake and a finagle
    They'll never know you're just a bagel,

    Razzle dazzle 'em
    And they'll beg you for more!

    [Billy and Company]
    Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!
    Give 'em the old razzle dazzle
    Razzle dazzle 'em
    Back since the days of old Methuselah
    Everyone loves the big bambooz-a-ler

    Give 'em the old three ring circus
    Stun and stagger 'em
    When you're in trouble, go into your dance
    Though you are stiffer than a girder
    They let ya get away with a murder
    Razzle dazzle 'em
    And you've got a romance

    Give 'em the old
    Razzle dazzle

    Razzle dazzle 'em
    Give 'em an act that's unassailable
    They'll wait a year 'til your available!

    [Billy and Company]
    Give 'em the old
    Double whammy

    Daze and dizzy 'em
    Show 'em the first rate sorcerer you are

    [Billy and Company]
    Long as you keep 'em way off balance
    How can they spot you got no talents?

    Razzle dazzle 'em

    Razzle dazzle 'em

    Razzle dazzle 'em

    [Billy and Company]
    And they'll make you a star! Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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