D. Richard Tucker, Playwright

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from THUGS:  A Musical Mafiasco  by Kim Douglass and D. Richard Tucker 
featuring Mark Banton and Marcus Wolland  



 

ROMY

But Father,

 

JULIA

Daddy-

 

ROMY and JULIA

We’re in love.

 

Duet:  TO BE DON         MONTECARLO and CAPPUCCINO

 

CAPPUCCINO and MONTECARLO         

In this town, as in life,

There are many factions, and parties, and agents

of both good and evil.

And you must Do what’s right

Or you’ll fall on your face

in the gutter of moral upheaval.
I SHOULD BE HELD IN HIGH REGARD

 

CAPPUCCINO         

Though it seems that the people of Shady Groves

Don’t even bother.

 

MONTECARLO       

I deserve great respect

 

CAPPUCCINO and MONTECARLO         

They should fall at my feet

and be grateful that I’m the godfather.

 

To be Don


            CAPPUCCINO         

Is a calling in life

that cannot be considered too lightly.

 

CAPPUCCINO and MONTECARLO         

To be Don

 

MONTECARLO       

Means one does what is right

and in doing so, does it politely.

 

CAPPUCCINO and MONTECARLO         

To be Don

Means one rises above all the scum

that inhabits the street.

 

CAPPUCCINO         

To be Don

 

MONTECARLO       

To be Don

 

CAPPUCCINO         

To be Don

 

MONTECARLO       

To be Don

 

CAPPUCCINO and MONTECARLO         

Is the essence of being elite.

 

ROMY and JULIA

But, Father -

 

CAPPUCCINO and MONTECARLO         

I will not Have my child Causing scandals

and putting a blemish on my reputation.

 

MONTECARLO       

And that girl

 

CAPPUCCINO         

And that boy

 

CAPPUCCINO and MONTECARLO         

Is the child of the man who’s the shame

of my whole generation. 
YOU MAY THINK YOU"RE IN LOVE

You’re just smitten with wild aspirations

of your matrimony

And I won’t let my child

 

CAPPUCCINO         

Be abused

 

MONTECARLO       

Be beguiled

 

CAPPUCCINO and MONTECARLO         

And involved with that half-witted phoney.

To be Don

 

MONTECARLO       

Is to stand head and shoulders

above all the ignorant masses.

 

CAPPUCCINO and MONTECARLO      

To be Don

 

CAPPUCCINO         

Is to give a retort and

make all others look like jackasses.

 

CAPPUCCINO and MONTECARLO         

To be Don Means commanding respect

of the people you meet on the street.

 

CAPPUCCINO         

To be Don

 

MONTECARLO       

To be Don

  

CAPPUCCINO         

To be Don

 

MONTECARLO       

To be Don

 

CAPPUCCINO and MONTECARLO         

Is the essence of being elite.

To be Don

 

MONTECARLO       

Means that people will cheer you.     

 

CAPPUCCINO and MONTECARLO         

To be Don

 

CAPPUCCINO         

Means that rivals WILL FEAR you.

 

CAPPUCCINO and MONTECARLO         

To be Don Means I do what I choose.

It’s a future to build my life on           

I’m a big fish in this little pond.

And the offer with which I respond

Is one you can’t refuse.

 

MONTECARLO       

To be Don.

 

CAPPUCCINO         

To be Don.

 

CAPPUCCINO and MONTECARLO      

To be Don

 

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