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The Mammy Nuns
by Frank Zappa

Frank zappa (guitar, synclavier)
Steve vai (guitar)
Ray white (guitar, vocals)
Tommy mars (keyboards)
Chuck wild (piano)
Arthur barrow (bass)
Scott thunes (bass)
Jay anderson (string bass)
Ed mann (percussion)
Chad wackerman (drums)
Ike willis (vocals)
Terry bozzio (vocals)
Dale bozzio (vocals)
Napoleon murphy brock (vocals)
Bob harris (vocals)
Johnny "guitar" watson (vocals)

Ensemble: (singing)
We got de talkin' shoes!
We de mammy nuns!

Thing-fish:
(dominose vobiskmmmmm!)

Ensemble:
We is important news!
We de mammy nuns!

Thing-fish:
(et cum spear a tu-tu, ohhhhh!)

Ensemble:
We destroy de blues!
We de mammy nuns!

Thing-fish:
Sho' am, y'all!
(mammies, step faw'd 'n express yo'sevs!)

Ensemble:
We sho can dance 'n sing!
We's a lot o' fun!

Thing-fish:
(d'ja get any on ya down dere? )

Ensemble:
We's doin' everything!
We's a lot o' fun!

Thing-fish:
(how'd you like to use my nakkin'? )

Ensemble:
We's doin' de buck 'n wing!
We's a lot o' fun!
We's offa de wall!

Thing-fish: (pointing to his skirt)
(fo' those of you unfamiliar wit de' nakkin,
Dis be de nakkin'!)

Ensemble:
On broadway,
It's a new day...

Thing-fish:
On broadway, it's a new day!
Dat's right! dat's what I say!

Ensemble:
When we say...

Thing-fish:
Oh yeah! you 'bout through wif my nakkin'?

Ensemble:
"we is de ones dey be callin' de 'mammy nuns'!"

Thing-fish:
We ugly as sin!

Ensemble:
We de mammy nuns!
We be lookin' good
Wit de nakkin' on!

Thing-fish:
We gots a nasty grin-n-n-n-n!

Ensemble:
We de mammy nuns!
We be lookin' good
Wit de nakkin' on!

Thing-fish: (pointing to harry)
We sho' ain't ugly as him...

Ensemble:
We de mammy nuns!
Lawd lawd lawd,
Lawd lawd lawd,
Lawd lawd lawd,
We de mammy nuns!

Thing-fish:
Step right up, folks, 'n meet de 'mammy nuns'! you two ugly white folks hafta excuse de sisters, as what dey put in de mash potatoes have rendered dem incontinent! anyhow, ovuh heahhhh, de scint
Ing sister owl-gonkwin-jane cow-hoon, and de delectable sister ghenghis-adonis-osmosis... 'long wif sister potato-head bobby brown, and de ever-popular sister anne de devine ...an' howsabouta he
Armin' welcome fo' sister jasmine noxema-tapioca an' her unscrutable companium, sister ob'dewlla 'x'...an' I's yo host: de thing-fish!

Ensemble:
On broadway,
It's a new day,
When we say:
"we is de ones dey be callin' de
'mammy nuns'!"

Thing-fish:
We is dressed to kill!

Ensemble:
We be lookin' good!

Thing-fish:
We gives you quite a thrill!

Ensemble:
We be dancin' good!
(whom a ninny? him? him a ninny! hah!
Whom a ninny? you'm a ninny! haw!)
Wit de dancin' skill,
Wit de nakkin' on, lawd!

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Comments from YouTube:

Crow DeadRose

Kids today have no idea what weird is, Frank Zappa was the real King of it lol

I'm 26, let that sink in for a bit XP

David Blanck

I cant believe no one comments on this hilarity.

Scott Briggs

"Harry...they PEED on my fox!" "Don't worry Rhonda...if we just go with the flow...and don't rock the boat....I'm sure we'll have a lovely time at the theater."

Mistery Mann

Looks like someone spoke to soon. One of my favourite Zappa albums!

Hal Martin

Kingfish done got a job at de diner.

Ed Marriott

Thanks for the opportunity to hear a genuine master of music

christian black

I got this on cassette when it came out many years ago. And I still don't know what a nakkin is.

G MC

Love this,mid eighties night shift electrician. Helped enormously with the more complex issues.

Mistery Mann

It's the massive white aprons the Mammy Nuns wear

Hal Martin

Napkin.

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