D. Richard Tucker, Playwright

A Couple                   Return To THUGS Return To Song List
from THUGS:  A Musical Mafiasco  by Kim Douglass and D. Richard Tucker 
featuring Adam Othman and Christian Doyle  


LOUIE

What’s a couple?

 

VITO

A couple is two.

 

LOUIE

Then why do you say couple?  Why don’t you say “two?”

 

VITO

It is a fancy way of saying it.  I learned that in night school. See, the word “couple” comes from the Latin word …“couple” which means …“a couple.”

 

LOUIE

Ummm….I don’t get it.

 

 SONG: A COUPLE                     VITO and LOUIE

 

                                                            VITO

A “Couple” is a fancy term                                                

And highbrow people use it to confirm

That there’s a couple Of broads

There’s a couple Of folks

There’s couple of johns

and they’re laughing at a couple of jokes.

 

Add one and one and you get two                                          

But that’s a boring way to say it’s true

There’s a couple –

 

LOUIE                       

of cops
                         

VITO                        

THERE's A COUPLE                                

LOUIE                       

of chicks.

 

VITO and LOUIE                 

There’s a couple of bums

and they’re dumber than a couple of bricks. 
                                    
                                    LOUIE
SO A GUY AND A GAL        

 

                                                            VITO

Is a couple.

                                    LOUIE                       

And a guy and his pal

 

                                                            VITO

Is a couple.

 

LOUIE                       

And a wife with her husband

 

                                                            VITO

Is a couple, too.

 

LOUIE                       

A couple of people

 

VITO and LOUIE                 

Like me and you.

 

                                                            VITO

It’s just another way to say                                                       

A common word THAT you say ev’ry day.                                                    

 

LOUIE                       

There’s a couple          

 

                                                            VITO

Of dolls

 

LOUIE                       

With a couple

 

                                                            VITO

Of saps

 

LOUIE                       

And if the guys get fresh

You can bet we’ll hear a couple of slaps.

 

                                                            VITO

Some say it plain, some say it nice       

                                   

LOUIE                       

It’s just a fancy way of saying “twice.”

We’re a couple -           

 

                                                            VITO

of joes.

 

LOUIE                       

We’re a couple –

 

                                                            VITO

of goons

 

VITO and LOUIE                 

We’re  a couple of crooners

and we’re singing out a couple of tunes.

 

LOUIE                       

So a gent with a dame          

 

                                                            VITO

Is a couple.

 

LOUIE                       

And a girl with her flame

 
                                                            VITO

Is a couple

 

LOUIE                       

And a guy with a hooker

Now, can that be right?

 

                                                            VITO

Yes, that is a couple

For just one night.

 

LOUIE                       

So Siamese twins

 

                                                            VITO

Is a couple

 

LOUIE                       

And both my chins

 

                                                            VITO

Is a couple

 

LOUIE                       

And your ex-wives?

 

                                                            VITO

That’s a couple, too.

 

VITO and LOUIE                 

A couple of people

Like me and you.

 

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