Princess Ida

Jim Brooks wrote the following alternate lyric song, to the tune of “A Lady Fair, of Lineage High,” which was performed at the Company’s 2006 Last Gasp Cast Bash … as he put it, “with a nod to ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man.

Lady Psyche

A clean white shirt and two new shoes
and he doesn’t know where he’s goin’ to!
He wears silk suits, he wears black ties
and he doesn’t need a reason why.
    He just don’t need a reason why!
    Oh, but I’m not through! He wears green with blue.
For the guy, yes, he’s really colorblind!
    But, I think he’s fairer with this fashion error
    For we all come runnin’ just as fast as we can
‘Cause every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.

Oh, he wears pearl whites and a diamond ring
and he ain’t missin’ not a single thing.
Has gold cufflinks and a sharp stick pin
And when he steps out, he will do me in.
    When he steps out, he’ll do me in!
    But I’m telling you… What I say is true!
That most men are dressing mighty drab
    This certain fellow wears bright red with yellow!
    And we all come runnin’ just as fast as we can
‘Cause every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.

A long top coat and a smart top hat.
No, he don’t fret ’cause his wallet’s fat.
And he has black shades and some nice white gloves,
He’s lookin’ real sharp and lookin’ for love.
    He’s really sharp and looks for love!
    And his pants are new!  Violet with blue!
For his color schemes are really grand.
    ‘Cause I’m Lady Psyche
    and I work for Nike!
And we all come runnin’ just as fast as we can
‘Cause every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.

Lady Psyche, Hilarian, Florian and Cyril

For his color schemes are really grand.
‘Cause she’s (I’m) Lady Psyche and she (I) work(s) for Nike!
And they (we) all come runnin’ just as fast as they (we) can
‘Cause every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man!