"I thought you did it for me, Momma." "I

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"I thought you did it for me, Momma." "I thought you did it for me, Momma..." I though you made a no-talent ox into a star because you like doing things the hard way, Momma. (Louder) And you haven't got any talent! Not what I call talent, Miss Gypsy Rose Lee! I made you! And you wanna know why? You wanna know what I did it for?! Because I was born too soon and started too late, that's why! With what I have in me, I could've been better than ANY OF YOU! What I got in me--what I been holding down inside of me--if I ever let it out, there wouldn't be signs big enough! There wouldn't have been lights bright enough! HERE SHE IS, BOYS! HERE SHE IS, WORLD! HERE'S ROSE!!

Laurents, Arthur. Gypsy, Theater Communications Group, 2004, pp. 104.

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