Newsies Original Broadway Cast - That's Rich Lyrics




[Larkin:]
I'm doing alright for myself folks
I'm healthy, I'm wealthy, I'm wise
My investments and such
Have all gone up so much
Seems whatever I touch
Starts to rise

I've got men, I've got money
And yet
The thing I want most
I can't get

Uh, that feels good
I like that
I live in a mansion on Long Island sound
I pulled up a weed, they found oil in the ground
But you telling me you don't want me around
Now, honey, that's rich

Some guys give me vermans
Chincilla and mink
And some give me diamonds
As big as a sink
But you wouldn't give me so
Much as a wink
Now, baby, that's rich

I get brandy from Andy
And candy from Scott
Oh, and Frank and Eduardo
Chipped in for a yacht

I get stares from the fellas
And prayers from the pope
But I ran out my luck
Getting stuck on some dope!

Hey baby, I was just talking about you
Now, listen, sport
This life's too short
To waste it on you
It may be rough
But soon enough
I'll learn to make do
With the mansion, the oil well
The diamonds, the yacht
With Andy, Eduardo
The pontiff and Scott
And Frank. Oooooo!
And my bank!
So spill no tears for me
'Cause there's one thing you ain't
That I'll always be
And honey
Yeah, that's right
That's rich! That's rich!
That's rich! That's rich!





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Newsies Original Broadway Cast That's Rich Comments
  1. Shayla Wymer

    7 Rings could never

  2. kandyappleview

    WHEN YOU'RE GOOD TO MAMAAAAA---no?




    Wrong club?





    Ok. I'll see myself out.

  3. chromie. homo

    a very good mainstream belting song if you’re a mezzo alto! also medda can get it on many levels

  4. Ella The musical nerd

    The "ladies and gentlemen" gave me Chicago flashbacks

  5. Bella* Hope

    He's gay

  6. The Misha

    "I was once the lady friend of Stanford White..."
    dunno why, but this Ragtime song goes through my head for some parts of this song
    someone tell me I'm not alone

  7. Chicken Burrito

    I saw this play and it was absolutely shit

  8. Maya Bauer

    Can we just agree that Medda is one of the greatest characters ever and deserves more credit? Also this whole song is basically, FIGHT ME HATERS.

  9. Rose Kennedy

    She definitely owns AirPods

  10. Hayy_ley

    I remember first time listening to this soundtrack I hated it I only liked one song from it few months later I come back and listen to it (because I have to for the school musical this year) and I’m in love with it now

  11. Mateu Espinos

    I wish I was rich

  12. Connor Murphy

    0:43 MY FATHER’S A HOMO-

    Musical Molly

    tHAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT

  13. Erik Hermanson

    This is just one big flex💰🎶

  14. Evan Carlson

    I prefer Aisha de Haas

  15. Allison Kniech

    I'm so sad because I lost my voice and can't (try to) belt out the notes

  16. The Dragon Fruit Dragon

    Just saw this live today and it was absolutely amazing UwU

  17. Sheeenan Beep

    Biggest Flexer Ever

    Midnight Blue

    the biggest fricken flex on all a them

  18. Braneeto

    finally, i get to use my harmon mute

  19. Gwenyth

    "That's Rich"

    on Amazon Music

    "That's Rich"
    (performed by Capathia Jenkins)
    (from "Newsies (Original Broadway Cast Recording)" soundtrack)

    [Larkin:]
    I'm doing alright for myself folks
    I'm healthy, I'm wealthy, I'm wise
    My investments and such
    Have all gone up so much
    Seems whatever I touch
    Starts to rise

    I've got men, I've got money
    And yet
    The thing I want most
    I can't get

    Uh, that feels good
    I like that
    I live in a mansion on Long Island sound
    I pulled up a weed, they found oil in the ground
    But you telling me you don't want me around
    Now, honey, that's rich

    Some guys give me vermans
    Chincilla and mink
    And some give me diamonds
    As big as a sink
    But you wouldn't give me so
    Much as a wink
    Now, baby, that's rich

    I get brandy from Andy
    And candy from Scott
    Oh, and Frank and Eduardo
    Chipped in for a yacht

    I get stares from the fellas
    And prayers from the pope
    But I ran out my luck
    Getting stuck on some dope!

    Hey baby, I was just talking about you
    Now, listen, sport
    This life's too short
    To waste it on you
    It may be rough
    But soon enough
    I'll learn to make do
    With the mansion, the oil well
    The diamonds, the yacht
    With Andy, Eduardo
    The pontiff and Scott
    And Frank. Oooooo!
    And my bank!
    So spill no tears for me
    'Cause there's one thing you ain't
    That I'll always be
    And honey
    Yeah, that's right
    That's rich! That's rich!
    That's rich! That's rich!

  20. Jennifer Galindo

    well this is a bit better

  21. Jennifer Galindo

    what if someone thought this was Hamilton

  22. Tabby Cat

    This is like bad bad news from 13, really good and very funny to watch

  23. rotisserie shithead

    we STAAAAN

  24. Chara

    I'm so freaking excited to be in Newsies, let alone playing Medda

    Nicole Rose / Empathic Soulwriter

    same here!!! my first production since high school...i just turned 40😎💖

  25. skipsbruh

    This song doesn't need to be in the show but I love it anyways

  26. Emo Peter Parker

    "Seems whatever I touch starts to rise" what the fuck lolol

  27. Audrey A.

    I'm doing alright for myself,
    I'm healthy, I'm wealthy,
    I'm wise.
    My investments and such
    Have all gone up so much-
    Seems whatever I touch
    Starts to rise.
    I've got men, I've got money
    And yet
    The thing I want most
    I cant get.
    uh, that feels good,
    I like that.
    I live in a mansion on
    Long Island sound.
    I pulled up a weed, they
    Found oil in the ground.
    But you telling me you don't
    Want me around-
    Now, honey, that's rich.
    some guys give me vermans
    chincilla and mink
    Some give me diamonds
    As big as a sink,
    But you wouldn't give me so
    Much as a wink-
    Now, baby, that's rich.
    I get brandy from Andy
    And candy from Scott.
    Oh, and Frank and Eduardo
    Chipped in for a yacht.
    I get stares from the fellas
    And prayers from the pope,
    But I ran out my luck
    Getting stuck on some dope!
    Hey baby, I was just talking about you.
    Now, listen, sport,
    This lifes too short
    To waste it on you.
    It may be rough,
    But soon enough
    Ill learn to make do with
    The mansion, the oil well,
    The diamonds, the yacht,
    With Andy, Eduardo,
    The pontiff and Scott
    And Frank. Oooooo!
    And my bank!
    So spill no tears for me,
    Cause there's one thing you ain't,
    That Ill always be,
    And honey,
    Yeah, that's right,
    That's rich! That's rich!
    That's rich! That's rich!

  28. kitkatqueen

    I am auditioning for Newsies and I would like to be Medda Larkin. Is is smart to audition with this song so I can show the director how good of a character i will be

    Cassidy Dingman

    How did it go? Did you end up doing this song? In my experience I've always heard and felt that you should never use a song from the show for which you are auditioning but it depends on the casting directors. I always find it best to use a song from a different show but that has a similar sound or tone. I hope everything worked out for you!

    Katherine Howes

    @Cassidy Dingman yeah, my drama director never wants to hear anyone who auditions sing a song from the actual musical they're auditioning for

    Jane Mavis

    @Katherine Howes That's odd, my directors always want to hear songs from the musical we're auditioning for lol

    Dreworks

    Kitkatqueenly13 yea it’s a great part to do for this show and any audition

    Autumn Williams

    Did you get the part?

  29. Amishka Davids

    This reminds me of "when you're good to mama" from chicago lol its good though

    James Vaughn

    Medda Larken is just a New York Mama

    the next guy

    I knew I wasn't the only one

    griffin

    same!!!!!

  30. Jemma Jams

    I'm doing alright for myself,
    I'm healthy, I'm wealthy,
    I'm wise.
    My investments and such
    Have all gone up so much-
    Seems whatever I touch
    Starts to rise.
    I've been all kinds of lucky
    And yet
    The thing I want most
    I cant get.
    uh, that feels good,
    I like that.
    I live in a mansion on
    Long Island sound.
    I pulled up a weed, they
    Found oil in the ground.
    But you telling me you don't
    Want me around-
    Now, honey, that's rich.
    some guys give me vermans
    chincilla and mink
    Some give me diamonds
    As big as a sink,
    But you wouldn't give me so
    Much as a wink-
    Now, baby, that's rich.
    I get brandy from Andy
    And candy from Scott.
    Oh, and Frank and Eduardo
    Chipped in for a yacht.
    I get stares from the fellas
    And prayers from the pope,
    But I ran out my luck
    Getting stuck on some dope!
    Hey baby, I was just talking about you.
    Now, listen, sport,
    This lifes too short
    To waste it on you.
    It may be rough,
    But soon enough
    Ill learn to make do with
    The mansion, the oil well,
    The diamonds, the yacht,
    With Andy, Eduardo,
    The pontiff and Scott
    And Frank. Oooooo!
    And my bank!
    So spill no tears for me,
    Cause there's one thing you ain't,
    That Ill always be,
    And honey,
    Yeah, that's right,
    That's rich! That's rich!
    That's rich! That's rich!

    Read more: Newsies-Original Broadway Cast - That's Rich Lyrics | MetroLyrics

  31. Drew L

    Okay there’s a song that has this exact beat, is this from sussical?

    crhiannonelizabeth

    Drew L well seeing as it's a simple 4/4, there's lots of songs with it. Do you mean rhythm?

    Anna Kate

    Drew L yeah you’re right it does sound really close to mayzies song I think. It was either mayzie or sour kangaroo

  32. katie Froelich

    is this the sour kangaroo?

    DragonRider

    Nope, but they do sound similar

  33. ida b

    WHO IS SHEEEEEEE

  34. Nathan S

    So the oil itself was so close to the surface that it could be reached by pulling up a weed. And they built a house on top of it.

    On a scale of bad ideas from 1 to 10, I'd say that's an 8. A 9 for stupidity, because you'd think contractors would actually do a decent enough inspection of the sub-surface earth to realize that there's a bunch of freaking OIL down there. I know it's the 1800s in the musical, but just sticking a rod in the ground in a grid pattern across the property would probably find the oil.

    Avery Alys

    Baby that's rich! Metaphor! Ha! 1800s? More like 1950-60s baby. Sorry

    Ana Giselle Lopez

    Some Crazed Nerd Actually in the musical they talk about post World War II and such. It’s just based off the strike and it’s more like the early 1940s so yeah...

    Valcors

    Ana Giselle Lopez Uhh, no? Pulitzer? He died in 1911???

    Piper The Baguette

    Oh my god people the musical literally takes place in 1899!

  35. Rawr it's Grace

    I first watched this musical in my theatre class and now I'm obsessed 😂

  36. Sterling #2

    I am doing alright alright for jyslef folks DO WE CARE JKJKJKJK

  37. Kelly Gregory

    Newsies is my favorite musical!

  38. Astro Wiz

    When she sings "that's rich" it reminds me of when Corny Collins sings "that's me" in Hairspray. The only thing better than hairsprayyyyy thaaaats meeeeeee

    Sophie & Ding Dongs

    Astro Wiz you post on a lot of these

  39. Coster Coffee

    I heard 'Ladies and Gentlemen' and thought of Hamilton goddammit

    Katherine

    Rachel C I love Hamilton but some of it is so historically accurate and the fandom makes it worse. Our historical army isn’t strong enough

    Fandom Music Videos :3

    Im not trying to be rude or pick a fight or anything, Im genuinely confused, why is it that (especially when it comes to theatre) its not okay to compare two shows? I mean..I don't think theres anything wrong with looking at the similarities in songs, lyrics or plots. You shouldn't hate a show simply because its not a different show, but theres nothing wrong with looking at similarities.

    Gia Fox

    yes! i am a hammy fan

    libby123

    @Fandom Music Videos :3 THANK YOU! I thought i was the only one, just because some people take it too far, it doesn't mean we can't look for similarities

  40. shrewii

    I'm doing alright for myself,
    Folks:
    I'm healthy, I'm wealthy,
    I'm wise.
    My investments and such
    Have all gone up so much-
    Seems whatever I touch
    Starts to rise.
    I've got men, I've got money
    And yet
    The thing I want most
    I cant get.
    uh, that feels good,
    I like that.
    I live in a mansion on
    Long Island sound.
    I pulled up a weed, they
    Found oil in the ground.
    But you telling me you don't
    Want me around-
    Now, honey, that's rich.
    some guys give me ermine
    chincilla and mink
    and some give me diamonds
    As big as a sink,
    But you wouldn't give me so
    Much as a wink-
    Now, baby, that's rich.
    I get brandy from Andy
    And candy from Scott.
    Oh, and Frank and Eduardo
    Chipped in for a yacht.
    I get stares from the fellas
    And prayers from the pope,
    But I ran out my luck
    Getting stuck on some dope!
    Hey baby, I was just talking about you.
    Now, listen, sport,
    This lifes too short
    To waste it on you.
    It may be rough,
    But soon enough
    Ill learn to make do with
    The mansion, the oil well,
    The diamonds, the yacht,
    With Andy, Eduardo,
    The pontiff and Scott
    And Frank. Oooooo!
    And my bank!
    So spill no tears for me,
    Cause there's one thing you ain't,
    That Ill always be,
    And honey,
    Yeah, that's right,
    That's rich! That's rich!
    That's rich! That's rich!

    Kawaii._. Sushi

    Priya Rakkar lol

    What AmI

    You are doing a great service to this country

  41. TheNeerdCrew

    I love this musical

  42. Estefanía Fariñas

    not trolling just trying to understand. what is the point of this song? I get her character being important but this song? not so much.

    Rachel Miller

    Estefanía Fariñas She's just performing in her theatre. I'm pretty sure it was just to show her off, give some time to set up her relationship with Jack beforehand, and honestly. Not complaining. This song is amazing.

    skipsbruh

    This takes place when Jack, Davey and Les sneak into Miss Medda's theatre so it's just here for mindless entertainment I guess.

    Lia Guianen

    It’s important because it’s a B O P

    augsburg101

    Not necessarily essential to the PLOT (although the show is being reviewed by the female lead), but it establishes some character stuff. Medda is just a little vampy, and this song could represent an exaggerated picture of what she imagines life might have held for her if she'd had those opportunities. Theatre is an "escape" for many of the characters in Newsies, from hiding out from the cops to painting set pieces of far-off lands (Santa Fe) to imagining oneself as glamorous and wealthy.

    Also, by putting in this big flashy vaudeville number, the audience (like the characters) gets a bit of a break from the drudgery and sadness of life on the streets, too. I think it was an important addition for all of those reasons. I'm playing Medda in a summer production of Newsies this year so I've been thinking about these things. :)

  43. Cronus Ampora

    "Whatever I touch starts to rise!"
    (Is that- Wasthatadickjoke?)

    Astro Wiz

    Precisely my thoughts

    Gwen Sally

    Cronus Ampora ;)

    Ashlynn Brodie

    why would u name urself after the worst homestuck character

    Nicole Rose / Empathic Soulwriter

    lmfao😂i’m playing medda in my theatre’s summer production!

    Mr.Party Kat

    Cronus Ampora OMG she’s pennywise! You’ll float too!

  44. Sadie Yudof

    My dad did a show with one of the ladies who played medda

  45. Celia Hagey

    i've never listened to this musical before, but I swear to god I've heard this song before-
    the tune is just so familiar what the heck

    Mafalda Viana

    It kinda gives me a "When you're good to mamma" feel.

    Garble 21

    Language!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sophie & Ding Dongs

    Celia Hagey baby it’s cold outside?

    Gabe Mann

    Deja Vu?

    Ash

    It kinda sounds like Baby it’s cold outside

  46. gallowsCalibrator

    So underrated

    Lt. spartanman

    gallowsCalibrator not true, it's overrated

  47. Manuel Orozco

    This lady seems to have a nice voice!

  48. Lauren T

    "There's one thing you a'int that I'll always be." Hmm...sounds a lot like the Malfoy family. We all saw how well that ended up for them.

    Madison

    Hey fellow Potter trash

    Lavi

    Hello fellow phandom

    Reallyshort1

    The fandom is everywhere

    Nathan S

    *mutters disdainfully* Potter....

  49. Alyssa Duerr

    This reminds me so much of "my lovey dovey baby"😊

  50. Mischief Managed

    Sounds a bit like all that jazz <3

    lauren robinson

    thank you for saying that!!!!! omg i love u

    Mischief Managed

    Hahahaha I'm glad you agree :D

    Stormfullbustxr 2

    Mischief Managed ya like jazz

    Matthew Smith

    so true

    Somebody that I used to know

    Stormfullbustxr 2 Yeah but I definitely like Jazz band jazz better. ;)

  51. Jaya S-E

    I love this so much!

  52. Ria Rosman

    Some parts and bars are really similar to Baby It's Cold Outside. But no matter, it's still brilliant!

    Kimberly Moreland

    Ria Rosman so true!! it's towards the beginning but it's still good!!

    Pikachuniverse

    r r that's what I was saying

  53. abilitious

    Fir the ones wondering this particular song is just in thw broadway musical

  54. Sarah Mc Nabb

    its good song☺️ remind me of songs from clasic musicals though☺️

  55. Fangirls Can't Even

    This song isn't in the movie .... ?

    Sami Popcornpup

    I think it is, actually, but it sounds much different

    Sami Popcornpup

    +JessePajamas Oh yeah, it isn't! I was thinking of the song from the movie, "My Lovey-Dovey Baby." Oops! 😌

    Avery Liu

    For the Broadway version, they added more songs because it's a musical

  56. Hadleigh Pierce

    The Broadway versions of the songs are so much better than the movie versions

    Christianna W

    But this song isn't even in the movie. Soooooo

    Beyond Studios

    These are better quality, but both are really good

    Fundez 101

    Riley Cornwell I agree better quality but both are just as good

    Rowell Bulos

    Hadleigh Pierce I know

    kattomboii

    Hadleigh Pierce Yes I agree!

  57. hmsfan2011

    Who wouldnt be I love all the songs