I Can Cook, Too

I was recently introduced to this via one of the talented ladies I knew in college, Erin Kemp — enjoy her beautiful voice singing this fun Bernstein number!

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Oh, I can cook, too, on top of the rest,
My seafood’s the best in the town.
And I can cook, too.
My fish can’t be beat,
My sugar’s the sweetest around.
I’m a man’s ideal of a perfect meal
Right down to the demi-tasse.
I’m a pot of joy for a hungry boy,
Baby, I’m cookin’ with gas.
Oh, I’m a gumdrop,
A sweet lollipop,
A brook trout right out of the brook,
And what’s more, baby, I can cook!

Some girls make magazine covers,
Some girls keep house on a dime,
Some girls make wonderful lovers,
But what a lucky find I’m.
I’d make a magazine cover,
I do keep house on a dime,
I make a wonderful lover,
I should be paid overtime!

‘Cause I can bake, too, on top of the lot,
My oven’s the hottest you’ll find.
Yes, I can roast too,
My chickens just ooze,
My gravy will lose you your mind.
I’m a brand new note
On a table d’hôte,
But just try me a la carte.
With a single course
You can choke a horse.
Baby, you won’t know where to start!

Oh, I’m an hors d’oeuvre,
A jelly preserve,
Not in the recipe book,
And what’s more, baby, I can cook!
Baby, I’m cookin’ with gas.
Oh, I’m a gumdrop,
A sweet lollipop,
A brook trout right out of the brook,
And what’s more, baby, I can cook!

From the musical On The Town, with music by Leonard Bernstein, book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on Jerome Robbins’ ballet Fancy Free

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