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JB, The Opera: Part 2. “When I was a lad….”

JB, The Opera: Part 2. “When I was a lad….”
March 12, 2009 Jennifer Boylan


My life as Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta, part 2; part 1 is a few posts down…

When I was a lad I stole a bra
From my sisters drawer and I went Ta-Da!
I pranced all around and I went Boo-Hoo
And I stuck my giant foot into a size six shoe!

(chorus: )
She stuck her giant foot into a size six shoe!

I stuck my foot where it should not go
And now I am an author on the Oprah Show!

(chorus: )
She stuck her foot where it should not go
And now she is an author on the Oprah Show!

I went to college and became such a dork
That I got a degree and moved up to New York
I worked in an office and I swole up my glands
and I got the authors coffee when they clapped their hands!

(chorus: )
She got the authors coffee when they clapped their hands!

I drank so much coffee that I made some dough
and now I am an author on the Oprah Show!

(chorus: )
She drank so much coffee that she made some dough
and now she is an author on the Oprah Show.

I went to Dr. O for to shave off my ridge
Using all that cash from my male privilege,
I wrecked my family and I went all glam
And I wrote a little book about how sad I am!

(chorus: )
She wrote a little book about how sad she am!

Narcissstic? Me? Oh I just don’t know.
Did I mention I’m an author on the Oprah Show?

(chorus: )
She’s so narrcissistic that we just don’t know
Why she mentions she’s an author on the Oprah Show!

Now drag queens all, whoever you may be
If you want to rise to the top of the tree
If you want to know what I’d teach in school,
Just be careful to be guided by this golden rule:

(chorus: )
Be careful to be guided by her golden rule.

Please don’t write a book! And never lift a toe.
And you may all be authors on the Oprah Show!

(chorus: )
Please don’t write a book! And never lift a toe
And you may all be authors on the Oprah Show!

1 Comment

  1. ronelyn 10 years ago

    Dude. NOBODY commented on this? This is AWESOME.

    Did I mention that I was singing Gilbert and Sullivan when I came out of surgery? The really funny part? I don’t actually know any Gilbert and Sullivan. Anesthesia is a strange muse.

    *hugs*

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