The Brothers Come to Egypt/Grovel, Grovel Lyrics

Narrator

So back in Canaan the future looked rough

Jacob's family were finding it tough

Brothers

For the famine has caught us unprepared

We are thin

We are ill

We are getting scared

It's enough to make anyone weep

We are down to our very last sheep

Reuben

We will starve if we hang around here

Zebulun

But in Egypt there's food going spare

Asher

They've got corn

They've got meat

They've got fruit and drinks

Dan

And if we have the time

We could see the Sphinx!

Narrator

So they finally decided to go

Off to Egypt to see brother Joe

So they all lay before

Joseph's feet

Brothers

Mighty prince, give us something to eat

Narrator

Joseph found it a strain

Not to laugh because

Not a brother among them

Knew who he was

Joseph

I shall now take them all for a ride

After all they have tried fratricide

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GROVEL, GROVEL

Joseph

I dreamed that in the fields one day,

The corn gave me sign

Your eleven sheaves of corn

All turned and bowed to mine

I dreamed I saw eleven stars,

The sun the moon and sky

Bowing down before my star,

And now I realise why

How do I know where you came from?

You could be spies

Telling me that you are hungry -

That could be lies

How do I know who you are?

Why do you think I should help you?

Would you help me?

Why on earth should I believe you?

I've no guarantee

Narrator & Brothers

Grovel, grovel, cringe, bow, stoop, fall

Worship, worship, beg, kneel, sponge, crawl

Brothers

We are just eleven brothers,

Good men and true

Though we know we count for nothing

When up next to you

Honesty's our middle name

Life is slowly ebbing from us,

Hope's almost gone

It's getting very hard to see us

From sideways on

Narrator & Brothers

Grovel, grovel, cringe, bow, stoop, fall

Worship, worship, beg, kneel, sponge, crawl

Joseph

I rather like the way you're talking,

Astute and sincere

Suddenly your tragic story

It gets me right here

Brothers

This is what we hoped he'd say

Joseph

All this tugging at my heartstrings

Seems quite justified

I shall give you what you came for

And lots more beside

Narrator & Brothers

Grovel, grovel, cringe, bow, stoop, fall

Worship, worship, beg, kneel, sponge, crawl

Brothers

Thank you, thank you, cringe, bow, stoop, fall

Worship, worship, beg, kneel, sponge, crawl

Narrator

Joseph handed them sackloads of food

And they grovelled with base gratitude

Female Ensemble

Then, unseen, Joseph nipped out around the back

And planted a cup in young Benjamin's sack

Narrator

When the brothers were ready to go

Jospeh turned to them all

With a terrible stare and said

Joseph

No No No No No

The Brothers Come to Egypt/Grovel, Grovel Lyrics From The Musical Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


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