How Many Women Lyrics


How many women would drive themselves crazy

By arguing over a game of chess?

Not very many -- the way things are going

There'll soon be one less!


Don't believe you, sweetie pie --


Listen, Freddie -- I too had ambitions

How did I get waylaid?

How can such a flower

A sensitive soul, a delicate child

Wind up as a nursemaid

Respectably set for the glittering prizes

Instead of which I landed you --


You'll get your prizes!

I'm ninety percent of the way to the top of the heap.


Thanks -- ten percent -- you got me cheap.


No, no, Florence -- I mean we are ninety percent of the way --


How many women -- articulate women

With something to shout about --

Spend their time

Playing a game in which silence is golden

And speaking a crime?


Maybe if he moved his king....


All of my struggles for qualifications --

My nights with Goethe and Proust

Recklessly abandoned

For you who thinks Chekhov is king to G3

And Joyce my college roommate!

But then when I show you a move you can't fathom

I have to admit it feels great --


Great news for chess fans!

Yeah, that's how he did it -- yeah, that's how the Communist



Maybe I deserve a raise.

How Many Women Lyrics From The Musical Chess: New York

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