Jul 18, 2013

La Babysitter

So last night on the way home from seeing The Met's production of "La Traviata" with John

(at the multiplex no less.
The ladies in front of us had champagne flutes, the ladies in the back had nachos. Not that I'm complaining.)

I was (of course) listening to Betty Wright.

I couldn't help but think that any number of Betty's songs should be made into an opera.
Am I right?

For instance maybe this one (the classic "Baby sitter")
This could be the aria:
"I should have been aware of the babysitter I should have known from the jump yeah She was a man getter So girls if you want your man And no one else Buy yourself some sizzle pants And babysit your baby yourself"

Or maybe "You're a Hoe".
 It does have a better plot.


Jon said...

"Ariadne auf Naxos" - I'd recognise that plot anywhere. However I doubt Little Missy Norris could pronounce it. Jx

mrpeenee said...

With "Clean Up Woman" as the poignant third act aria.

Get yo sizzle pants, bitch.