potiphar lyrics – joseph

(narrator)
joseph was taken to egypt in chains and sold
where he was bought by a captain named potiphar

(narrator & mm)
potiphar had very few cares
he was one of egypt’s millionaires
having made a fortune buying shares in

(potiphar)
pyramids

(narrator & mm)
potiphar had made a huge pile
owned a large percentage of the nile

(potiphar)
meant that i could really live in style

(narrator & mm)
and he did

(narrator)
joseph was an unimportant
slave who found he liked his master
consequently worked much harder
even with devotion

poitphar could see that joseph
was a cut above the average
made him leader of his household
maximum promotion

(narrator & mm)
potiphar was cool and so fine

(potiphar)
but my wife would never toe the line

(narrator & mm)
it’s all there in chapter thirty-nine
of genesis

she was beautiful but

(potiphar)
evil

(narrator & mm)
saw a lot of men against his will
he would have to tell her that she still
was his

(narrator)
joseph’s looks and handsome figure
had attracted her attention
every morning she would beckon

(mrs. potiphar)
come and lie with me, love

(narrator)
joseph wanted to resist her
’till one day she proved too eager
joseph cried in vain

(joseph)
please stop
i don’t believe in free love

(narrator)
potiphar was counting sheckels
in his den below the bedroom
when he heard a mighty rumpus
clattering above him

suddenly he knew his riches
couldn’t buy him what he wanted
gold would never make him happy
if she didn’t love him

(narrator, ensemble & children)
letting out a mighty roar
potiphar burst through the door

(potiphar)
joseph, i’ll see you rot in jail
the things you have done are beyond the pale

(narrator, ensemble & children)
poor, poor joseph, locked up in a cell
things ain’t going well, hey, locked up in a cell
poor, poor joseph, locked up in a cell
things ain’t going well, hey, locked up in a cell

/ joseph lyrics