Who Sang Pretty Women / The Ladies Who Lunch? Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand The Broadway Album cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Rock Pop Stage & Screen
Style: Musical/Soft Rock/Vocal
length: 5:10
remixer: Humberto Gatica
producer: Peter Matz and Barbra Streisand
recording engineer: Don Hahn
arranger: Barbra Streisand and Peter Matz
vocal: Barbra Streisand
conductor: Peter Matz
orchestrator: Peter Matz
guitar: Oscar Castro‚ÄźNeves
percussion: Paulinho da Costa
membranophone: Sol Gubin
composer: Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Sondheim
lyricist: Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Sondheim
orchestrator: Jonathan Tunick, Sarah Travis, Jonathan Tunick
Pretty women
Fascinating
Sippin coffee
Dancing, pretty women
Pretty women
Are a wonder, pretty women
Sitting in the window or
Standing on the stair
Something in them cheers the air
Pretty women
Silhouetted
Stay within you
Glancing stay forever
Breathing lightly, pretty women,
Pretty women
Blowing out their candles or
Combing out their hair
Even when they leave
They still are there
They're there
Sipping coffee
Here's to the ladies who lunch
Everybody Laugh
Lounging in their caftans and
Planning a brunch
On their own behalf
Off to the gym
Then to a fitting,
Claiming they're fat
And looking grim,
Cause they've been sitting
Choosing a hat
I'll drink to that!

Here's to the girls who just watch
Aren't they the best
When they get depressed,
It's a bottle of scotch
Plus a little jest!
Another chance to disapprove
Another brilliant zinger
Another reason not to move
Another vodka stinger
I'll drink to that!

Here's to the girls who play wife
Aren't they too much!
Keeping house but clutching a copy of "Life"
Just to keep in touch
The ones who follow the rules
And meet themselves at the schools
Too busy to know that they're fools
Aren't they a gem!
I'll drink to them!
Let's all drink to...

Pretty women, fascinating
How they make a man sing...

**Here's to the girls on the go,
Everybody tries
Look into their eyes
And you'll see what they know,
Everybody dies
A toast to that invincible bunch
The dinosaurs surviving the crunch
Let's hear it for the ladies who lunch
Everybody rise
Everybody rise,

Pretty women at their mirrors
In their gardens
On committees, telephoning
Window shopping table hopping
Pretty women giving parties
Never stopping
Gossip swapping, capsule popping

Everybody rise, everybody rise,
Everybody rise, everybody rise-
Rise-rise-rise...
Pretty women rise!

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Putting It Together
  • 2 If I Loved You
  • 3 Something's Coming
  • 4 Not While I'm Around
  • 5 Being Alive
  • 6 I Have Dreamed / We Kiss in a Shadow / Something Wonderful
  • 7 Adelaide's Lament
  • 8 Send in the Clowns
  • 9 Pretty Women / The Ladies Who Lunch
  • 10 Can't Help Lovin' That Man
  • 11 I Loves You Porgy / Porgy, I's Your Woman Now (Bess, You Is My Woman)
  • 12 Somewhere