SNL Transcripts: Nathan Lane: 12/06/97: Marianne Faithfull performs “The Ballad of Lucy Jordan”


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  Season 23: Episode 8


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97h: Nathan Lane / Metallica

Marianne Faithfull performs “The Ballad of Lucy Jordan

…..Marianne Faithfull

[ dissolve from the Sister Wendy Beckett’s Art Odyssey film ]

Marianne Faithfull:
“The morning sun touched lightly on
The eyes of Lucy Jordan
In a white suburban bedroom
in a white suburban town.”

[ dissolve to commercial, as the studio audience hears more of the song: ]

“As she lay there ‘neath the covers
Dreaming of a thousand lovers
Till the world turned to orange
And the room went spinning ’round.

At the age of 37
She realized she’d never ride
Through Paris in a sports car
With the warm wind in her hair
So she let the phone keep ringing
As she sat there, softly singing
Little nursery rhymes she’d memorized
In her daddy’s easy chair.

Her husband is off to work
And the kids are off to school
And there were, oh, so many ways
For her to spend the day
She could clean the house for hours
Or rearrange the flowers
Or run naked through the shady streets
Screaming all the way!

At the age of 37
She realized –“

[ dissolve on a Nathan Lane bumper, as SNL returns from commercial. Marianne Faithfull and the SNL Band promptly pot down. ]

“– she’d never ride.”

[ the rest of the song: ]

“Through Paris in a sports car
With the warm wind in her hair
So she let the phone keep ringing
As she sat there, softly singing
Little nursery rhymes she’d memorized
In her daddy’s easy chair.

The evening sun touched gently on
The eyes of Lucy Jordan
On the roof top, where she climbed
When all the laughter grew too loud
And she bowed and curtsied to the man
Who reached and offered her his hand
And he led her down to the long white car
That waited past the crowd.

At the age of 37
She knew she’d found forever
As she rolled along through Paris
With the warm wind in her hair.”

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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