the brothers come to egypt lyrics – joseph

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
zebulon
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 jo
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

/ joseph lyrics