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Frank Zappa – Holding The Group Back lyrics

(Estrada, Underwood & fz)

Fz: Then, from out of the corner from the stage, comes Roy Ralph Estrada, perturbed at the present situation within the Mothers.

Roy: Domino, Domino, Domino Biz-bo-Oh,
Domino Biz-bo-Oh, Amen, Domino Biz-bo, Hallelujah, eh. ..
Ian: Et c** spiritu tuo. ..
Roy: Ian, I don't think I qualify for the Mothers
(Fz: They're making up their lines as they go along, isn't it thrilling?)
Ian: Why, Roy?
Roy: Because I don't think I'm qualified. I think, I think I'm holding the group back because I'm a mexican. And also because I don't play bass good.
Ian: I don't care how you can play bass but we have no mexicans in this group.
Roy: And I wanna join your group.
Ian: No Mexicans!
Roy: I can sing opera, I have already quit, I cut my hair, I got all my shit together here. I can do it.
Ian: I don't care how you look you gotta be able to cut the part.
Roy: I can sing. Please. Please, Ian, give me a chance.
Ian: I don't believe you can sing.
Roy: Ah, please! Ah, Ian, please, hear my plea! Please, ian! Ple-E-E-Ease! I can do it, give me a chance! Please! Please, ian!
(Fz: Try me!)
Roy: bwah-Ah-Ah-Ah! Please!
Ian: Okay Mexican
Roy: Please?
Ian: Okay Mexican
Roy: Okay.
Ian: Sing this note:

Roy (with jcb):
You think everything gonna be alright.

Ian: Okay. You passed the first part of your audition. Now you gotta sing. ..
Roy: Mi, mi, mi, mi. ..

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