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Proud Mary (Closing Song)

The song is here but note that these lyrics have an extra verse. The same tune repeats. 

Possible staging: We could end Act 5 with all actors freezing, then the soloists walk onto stage and start singing the slow section. As soon as the band starts playing the four bars into the fast part, all the frozen actors get up and start dancing while the rest of the cast pours on stage.
Left a good job in the city
Working for the man every night and day
But I never lost one minute of sleeping
Worrying 'bout the way that things might have been

Big wheel keep on turning
Proud Mary keep on burning
And we're rolling (rolling)
rolling (rolling)
Rolling on the river
(rolling on the fiver)

Say we're rolling (rolling)
rolling (rolling)
Rolling on the river
(rolling on the fiver)

*Upbeat*

Left a good job in the city
Working for the man every night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleeping
Worrying 'bout the way that things might have been

Big wheel keep on turning
Proud Mary keep on burning
And we're rolling (rolling)
rolling (rolling)
Rolling on the river
(rolling on the fiver)

If you come down to the river
I bet you gonna find some people who live
And you don't have to worry if you got no money
People on the river are happy to give

Big wheel keep on turning
Proud Mary keep on burning
And we're rolling (rolling)
rolling (rolling)
Rolling on the river
(rolling on the fiver)

I cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
And I pumped a lot of tane down in New Orleans
But I never saw the good side of the city
'Til I hitched a ride on the riverboat queen

Big wheel keep on turning
Proud Mary keep on burning
Rolling, rolling
Rolling on the river
Say, we're rolling, rolling
Rolling on the river, the river

(Rolling, rolling, rolling on the river)
(Rolling, rolling, rolling on the river)
(Rolling, rolling, rolling on the river)
(Rolling, rolling, rolling on the river)
Spoken (this is following what Beyonce does in her performance, yay artistic license):
You know, with everything that's been happening
I think of the two detectives here tonight
THE Sherlock Ohms and of course THE Carmen Sandiego
Because they made this whole kefuffle look easy
Even when the going got tough


So we're gonna go back it to the beginning when it was easy
and then we're gonna sing bout how it got tough
cos this is how we tell a story

Sung:
And they're solvin, solvin, solvin the murder
This has been their story

Inside a house in the city
Sherlock flipped a switch and turned night to day
But its inventor was suddenly murdered
Sherlock vowed right then and there that he would solve the case

Candles keep on burning
Somewhere the murd'rers lurkin
And he's solving (solving)
solving (solving)
Solving bloody murder
(solving bloody murder)

Yeah he's solving (solving)
solving (solving)
solving bloody murder
(solving bloody murder)

*Upbeat*

Sherlock was having some trouble
Gettin' the bulb back and Try'na save the day
But he didn't count on Carmen arriving
Trying to steal his spotlight and solve his case

Candles are a burning (
burning)

Somebody keeps on murd'ring (
murd'ring)

But they're solving (solving)
solving (solving)
Solving it together
(solving it together)
Yeah they are
solving (solving)
Solving it together
(solving it together)

(that's right) Do do do do do do do do do do do do

Sherlock was downed by a pipe bomb
Carmen realised she needed Sherlock's aid
Sherlock then recovered, Wattson was discovered
Ohms and Carmen saved the Light Brigade ["the" sung "the-eh"]

Candles keep on burning (burning)
Tables have started turning (maybe "Eddison ain't returning (turning)")
And they'd solved 'em (
solved 'em
)

solved 'em
 (
solved 'em
)

Solved all of the murders
(solved all of the murders)
yeah they
solved 'em
 (
solved 'em
)

solved 'em
 (
solved 'em
)

Solved all of the murders
(solved all of the murders)

(alright) Do do do do do do do do do do do do

*Bows*

Now Jack and Jill can start working
ushering in a bright brand new age
Sherlock's down a sidekick but he's up a partner
and Hamilton's now on a minimum wage

Light bulb starts its burning
Ohms and Carmen are learning 
'cuz they're solving, 
solving
Solving crimes together
Yeah, they're solving, solving
Solving crimes together

(Solving, solving, solving crimes together)
(Solving, solving, solving crimes together)
(Solving, solving, solving crimes together)
(Solving, solving, solving crimes together)
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Josh Pearse,
Jul 29, 2010, 7:05 AM
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