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Jim Zilenski portrays Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner. His original lyrics added to "As Some Day It May Happen," is worth the price of admission to this play!

He has generously consented to share the lyrics with us.

Ko-Ko's Lament

And in case you think I've finished,
I suggest you get a clue...
about my extra list, my extra-SPECIAL list...
of some others who annoy me, and I'm sure annoy you, too -
who never would be missed, no never would be missed!

There's the louts at TVA who raised the price of nat'ral gas...
and the bumbling engineers who built the "Useless Overpass";
there's the folks who, up at Lynchburg, claim Jack Daniels as their own;
you can see it, you can smell it, but you CAN NOT take it home...
And the mobs that move here from the North, yet hate it they PERSIST -
I'll see that they're dismissed, and placed upon the list!

He's got 'em on the list - he's got 'em on the list,
and they'll none of 'em be missed - they'll none of 'em be missed!

There's the hicks who marry relatives, and oh my word it shows,
They never would be missed, they never would be missed...
For they've twice as many toes as teeth...and some have nineteen toes!
I've got them on the list, they simply must desist!

There's the happy land developers awaiting their next flood,
For they chopped up Monte Sano, and converted it to mud -
And as though they weren't satisfied with this most ghastly mess,
Then everywhere you turn, they build another CVS...
Then submerge the Aldridge Greenway and get slapped upon the wrist,
Oh, they never would be missed...I'm sure they'd not be missed!

He's got 'em on the list - he's got 'em on the list,
And they'll none of 'em be missed - they'll none of 'em be missed!

There's the good old boys - and ladies - who have run this town for years,
they never would be missed, they never would be missed...
(...and just for kicks throw in a few St. Louis engineers...),
They're also on the list, although they might resist!

There's the women's clubs with ladies, who cut quite a lovely sight,
You can find them here in furs, but they're at Mullins, Tuesday night...
There's the gang that built the VBC, so you could see this show,
yet the nearest place to park is up in Fayetteville, you know -
And TORNADO!-screaming, panic-stricken meteorologists...!?!?
They truly top the list - of those who won't be missed!

He's got 'em on the list - he's got 'em on the list,
And they'll none of 'em be missed - they'll none of 'em be missed!

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