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Cabaret es título de una canción compuesta en 1966 para el musical homónimo. La música está compuesta por John Kander y las letras por Fred Ebb. En la película, Liza Minnelli canta esta canción.

«Cabaret»
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Canción de Liza Minnelli
Publicación 1966
Compositor John Kander
Letrista Fred Ebb

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En el musical la canción es interpretada por Sally Bowles, en un club de la Alemania Nazi en 1931. Su amante le cuenta que va a regresar a América y la va a llevar con él, y así podrán ver crecer a su hijo en un país en paz; a lo que Sally protesta porque le gusta su vida en Berlín.

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"What good is sitting alone In your room?

Come hear the music play. Life is a Cabaret, old chum Come to the Cabaret.

Put down the knitting The book and the broom. It's time for a holiday. Life is a Cabaret, old chum Come to the Cabaret.

Come taste the wine Come hear the band. Come blow a horn Start celebrating Right this way Your table's waiting.

What good's permitting Some prophet of doom To wipe every smile away. Life is a Cabaret, old chum Come to the Cabaret!

I used to have a girlfriend known as Elsie With whom I shared four sordid rooms in Chelsea She wasn't what you'd call a blushing flower... As a matter of fact she rented by the hour.

The day she died the neighbors came to snicker: "Well, that's what comes from too much pills and liquor." But when I saw her laid out like a Queen She was the happiest... corpse... I'd ever seen.

I think of Elsie to this very day. I remember how she'd turn to me and say: "What good is sitting all alone in you room? Come hear the music play. Life is a Cabaret, old chum Come to the Cabaret."

And as for me I made my mind up back in Chelsea When I go, I'm going like Elsie. Start by admitting From cradle to tomb It isn't that long a stay. Life is a Cabaret, old chum Only a Cabaret, old chum

And I love a Cabaret.[1]

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