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#07   -  'INNKEEPING'

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ACT 1   -  Scene 2
Performed by

Iseppo & Marco

 Iseppo & Marco are a couple of dodgy, but good hearted, characters who run the Inn - Il Punto Nero.

They explain how difficult life can be as Innkeepers.

Lyric

     MARCO

WE’RE HERE TO BRING SOME COMFORT TO THE POOR WORKING MAN

TO LEND A FRIENDLY EAR, DO THE BEST THAT WE CAN

IT’S A PERMANENT STRIFE,  

BUT WE’RE LIVING OUR LIFE INNKEEPING     

 

     ISEPPO

EVERYBODY THINKS ITS EASY BEING NICE FOR LIVING

I OUGHT TO MAKE ‘EM PAY FOR THE ADVICE I AM GIVING

I ACT LIKE I CARE

THAT’S THE CROSS THAT WE BEAR WE’RE INNKEEPING,

WE’RE INNKEEPING

 

     MARCO & ISEPPO

SO EVERY NOW AND THEN WE CUT A CORNER OR TWO,

    

     ISEPPO

A DROP OF WATER IN THE WINE,

 

     MARCO

(HOLDS UP RAT)

A DIFFERENT MEAT IN THE STEW

 

     MARCO & ISEPPO

BUT YOU WON’T FIND BETTER VALUE ALL ALONG THIS RIVERSIDE

IT’S PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE...   AND NO-ONE’S EVER DIED,

 

     MARCO

(SPOKEN)

WELL NOT YET...    BUT THERE WAS THAT SAILOR WHO, ER...                 

 

     ISEPPO

WE WINE THEM AND WE DINE THEM WITH THE BEST WE CAN BUY

(HOLDS PLATE OF FOOD)

 

     MARCO

QUALITY IS TESTED - AND IT’S USUALLY HIGH

(HOLDS NOSE)

 

     MARCO & ISEPPO

THE STANDARDS ARE MET

AT THE LEVEL WE SET - WE'RE INNKEEPING

 

THERE’S A SAYING IN THIS BUSINESS THAT THE CUSTOMER IS RIGHT

SO IF ANYONE COMPLAINS TO US WE’RE NEVER IMPOLITE

AS BEFITS OUR NOBLE BREEDING, WE NEVER FUSS AND SHOUT,

JUST LISTEN VERY COURTEOUSLY...    AND THEN WE THROW THEM OUT!

 

     MARCO

(SPOKEN)

BUT NOT BEFORE THEY’VE PAID...

 

     ISEPPO

(SPOKEN)

OH NO...

 

     ISEPPO

SOME SAY THAT WE ARE MEAN, DO WE DESERVE THIS REPUTATION?

WE BARELY MAKE ENDS MEET - IT’S A TRICKY SITUATION

 

    

     MARCO & ISEPPO

WITH OUR BACKS TO THE WALL

WE’RE KEEPING IT ALL INNKEEPING

WE’RE INNKEEPING

WE’RE KEEPING IT ALL...    INNKEEPING