from Barnum by Cy Coleman & Michael Stewart


Quite a lotta Roman terra cotta
Livin' lava from the flanks of Etna
Statuary, ride a dromedary
See the Temple tumble and the Red Sea part.

McNamara's band, the fattest lady in the land
A pickled prehistoric hand, a strand of Pocahontas' hair
Crow and Sioux who're going to be showing you
Some rowing through a model of the rapids on the Delaware.

Armadillas, lever caterpillas
Reproductions of the Cyclops' ret'na
Crystal blowing, automatic sewing
Venus on a shell and other works of art.

Educated fleas, a tribe of Aborigines
Two ladies joined across the knees, a Mona Lisa made of ice
Hottentots we've gotten in forgotten spots
A cotton gin, a night with Lot in Sodom
Better see that twice!

One iguana, snakes and other fauna
Got no bearded lady but we're get'na
When you duck out, take another buck out
Run around the block And see a new show start.


from It's an Art, released December 15, 2015




Jacqueline Novikov Boston, Massachusetts

Soprano Jacqueline Novikov, founder of Forma Music, is dedicated to entertaining and educating audiences through classical vocal music. She uses music's powerful language to express life's humorous, serious, mundane and sacred truths. Jacqueline holds a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and a M.M. from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. ... more

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