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  Season 1: Episode 6







75f: Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin & Howard Shore's All-Nurse SNL Band perform "St. James Infirmary"

.....Lily Tomlin
.....Howard Shore
.....SNL Band

[ Lily Tomlin sits atop Paul Shaffer's piano. The SNL band, all dressed in white like nurses, surround the stage ]

Lily Tomlin: It gives me great pleasure to introduce, for the first time anywhere, never seen on television, the "Saturday Night" orchestra, Howard Shore and his All-Nurse Band. This is head nurse Howard Shore.

[ Howard Shore enters scene ]

Howard Shore: "St. James Infirmary"?

Lily Tomlin: What did you say?

Howard Shore: "St. James Infirmary"?

Lily Tomlin: Suits me.

[ band begins to play ]

Lily Tomlin: [ singing ]
"When will I ever stop moaning
When will I ever smile?
My baby went and left me
He'll be gone a long, long while.

I felt so blue and heartbroken
What am I living for?
My baby went and left me
Never to come back no more."


Band Members:
"Heart, heart, heart!
Got you, Pappy
Heart, heart, heart!
Mammy, too.
Heart, heart, heart!
Got your baby
Heart, heart, heart!
Gonna get you."


Lily Tomlin:
"I went down to St. James Infirmary
I heard my baby groan.
I felt so broken-hearted
He used to be my own."


Howard Shore:
"Let him go, let him go, God bless him
Whatever he may do.
He can look this wide world over
And he won't ever find a sweet gal like you."


Band Members:
"Heart, heart, heart!
Got you, Pappy
Heart, heart, heart!
Mammy, too.
Heart, heart, heart!
Got your baby
Heart, heart, heart!
Gonna get you."


Lily Tomlin:
"I tried to keep from crying
My heart felt just like lead.
He was all I had to live for
I wish that it was me instead."


All Together:
"St. James Infirmary!
St. James Infirmary!"


[ SUPER: "Coming up Next... Juan Corona Remembers" ]


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