Fanny convinces eddie she has talent and he agrees to teach her the specialty For the next audition. she gets the job. Fanny: Well-- I just put the kids to sleep And swept the shack, Took my sweet mans satchel down And watched him pack, I said, "darlin, while the stove still smolders, Unpin your womans hair and rub her shoulders." I threw myself across the doorway Beggin, "stay, sweet man, stay," But theres more in my mans life Than this old hag. Its jelly roll morton, and a shiny cornet, And jazzin the rag! The lady aint been born Can take the place of a horn, With a cornet man. A-goin where theres blowin, Travlin cornet man. Just anytime they call him Hell leave his wife and kiddies Sittin with their tongues out To play for peanuts in a dive And blow his lungs out. Hell hop a choo-choo on a moments notice To play some dates with billy bates Or rag-time otis! The lady aint see light Can give a horn a fair fight With a cornet man A rootin, shootin, ever-tootin dapper dan Who carries in his satchel A powder-blue norfolk suit, A silver-plated wah-wah mute, There is whiskey, gamblin--each one is a curse, But Im up against a devil thats worse. Yes, a horn is my thorn, My travlin cornet man! Kill yourself! tell me about it! yeah! yeah! A powder-blue norfolk suit, I said a silver-plated wah-wah mute, Oh hes shy on height, Hes short on weight, But hes the only man can make my coffee perculate, A dapper dan, My cornet-playin man. After the performance, nick arnstein comes backstage, elegant in formal dress, To pay off a gambling debt to keeney. nick has seen the show and tells fanny Shes going to be a big star some day. fanny asks how much keeney is paying her, And nick manages to jack up her salary by pretending to bid on behalf of a competitor. He gives her his card and kisses her hand. eddie asks fanny out for a date, But she only wants to be friends; already she has fallen for nick, but imagines shell Never see him again.