is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
on the other side?

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Lusty BAT of May


From the ever clever Missy Johnston regarding her band, The Bats comes this mad dash for your blood, erm...attendance at Natasha's this week.  

See below for bat-time and bat-details:

Tra la, Batfans!

It’s May, and we like to think, like Guenevere and Lancelot in Camelot, that it’s time to do a wretched thing or two.  Join us, won’t you, in a libelous display?  

We’ll be mad and gay at Natasha’s Bistro and Bar on May 25 at 8:00!  Plenty of good tables remain, so book yours now at 859-259-2754.  To get you in the mood, here are the lyrics to “The Lusty Month of May” from one of Missy’s favorite musicals.  
The sad thing is, she’ll never play Guenevere—unless her nursing home stages a version in 20 years, and Jim can be talked into jousting from his wheelchair.  (If his lance is still working a lot, that is.)
 
GUENEVERE:
Tra la! It's May!
The lusty month of May!
That lovely month when ev'ryone goes
Blissfully astray.
Tra la! It's here!
That shocking time of year
When tons of wicked little thoughts
Merrily appear!
It's May! It's May!
That gorgeous holiday
When ev'ry maiden prays that her lad
Will be a cad!
It's mad! It's gay!
A libelous display!
Those dreary vows that ev'ryone takes,
Ev'ryone breaks.
Ev'ryone makes divine mistakes
The lusty month of May!

Whence this fragrance wafting through the air?
What sweet feelings does its scent transmute?
Whence this perfume floating ev'rywhere?
Don't you know it's that dear forbidden fruit!
Tra la la la la! That dear forbidden fruit!
Tra la la la la!

GUENEVERE & CHORUS:
Tra la la la la [etc.]

GUENEVERE:
Tra la! It's May!
The lusty month of May!
That darling month when ev'ryone throws
Self-control away.
It's time to do
A wretched thing or two,
And try to make each precious day
One you'll always rue!
It's May! It's May!
The month of "yes you may,"
The time for ev'ry frivolous whim,
Proper or "im."
It's wild! It's gay!
A blot in ev'ry way.
The birds and bees with all of their vast
Amorous past
Gaze at the human race aghast,
The lusty month of May.

CHORUS:
Tra la! It's May!
The lusty month of May!
That lovely month when ev'ryone goes
Blissfully astray.
Tra la! It's here!
That shocking time of year
When tons of wicked little thoughts
Merrily appear.
It's May! It's May!
The month of great dismay.

GUENEVERE:
When all the world is brimming with fun,
Wholesome or "un."

GUENEVERE & CHORUS:
It's mad! It's gay!
A libelous display!
Those dreary vows that ev'ryone takes,
Ev'ryone breaks.
Ev'ryone makes divine mistakes
The lusty month of May!

Merlin!  Can you make us magically delicious?
THE BATS

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