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Jim Brooks treated the Company to a Dr. Seuss blues rendition of “When the Night Wind Howls” at the 2005 Last Gasp Cast Bash, performed by members of the company

Rod:

Yes, my name is Rod and that rhymes with cod,
    And I Rhyme couplets night and day.
Oh, the witch’s curse makes me sing in verse,
    In a Doctor Seuss-like way.
Just like One fish, two, red fish and blue,
    I try, but I can’t refuse,
And I’ll never take this for one more day.
    Ghosts! Help me sing tha-ah blues!

Ghosts:

The blues!

Rod:

Oh ghosts!  Help me sing the blues!

Ghosts:

All right!  The bluuuuues!
We’ll help you sing the blues!

Rod:

Rather rob and steal, it’s really no big deal,
    But this rhyming is a crime.
Could not shoot a fox,
Would not in a box I’m rhyming all of the time.
    Would not in a house,
Could not with a mouse, I can’t stop, so what’s the use?
    For I’ll never take this for one more day,
Ghouls help me sing tha-ah blues!

Ghosts:

Oh Yeah!

Rod:

Oh ghouls!  Help me sing the blues!

Ghosts:

Get Down!  The bluuuuues!
We’ll help you; we’ll sing the blues!

Rod:

Ghost of Dr. Suess ’pears each night in puce,
    And demands I repeat his words,
No!  You can’t believe, my sense has taken leave.
    And I know it sounds absurd!
But I meant what I said and I said what I meant,
     (Spoken)  Bad Baronet’s faithful 100 percent,
Oh!  I can’t take this for one more day,
Art, help me sing tha-ah blues

Ghosts:

Good God!

Rod:

Oh Art, help me sing the blues!

Ghosts:

Right On!
The bluuuues!
We’ll help you, we’ll sing the blues.
Good Lord!  We’re Through!