Nellie Takes Her Bow

	Who thanked the Lord for the clothes
	that she wore and mended,
	Nellie with the big old fashioned eyes
	Who won the heart of a crowd
	tore apart, took a bow,
	Nellie there's a different world backstage

        	I see the flood lights burning
        	I hear the band play on
        	Now Nellie takes her bow

	She said she really could not stay
	She had a brand new play to play
	And so she paints her face and smiles
	And she'll be someone else in a while


	Just a lonely girl who could not face a broken world,
	And so she acts out all her dreams and wishes that's how it had been
	But when the audience is near, it seems as though she doesn't even care.


	Nellie just sent me a line to tell me she was doing fine
	She got the lead and on Broadway, and now they're digging her today
	And as she turns the final page, living
	someone's life upon the stage


- Jeff Lynne

Musical Chord: C

From the 1972 LP - No Answer -