Browsing through the bookstore, I noticed that there exists a novelization of Dreamgirls. Now, as a wee lad I had all sorts of fun reading novelizations of movies I'd liked - I still remember with great fondness the Goonies novelization, complete with a spooky "Goonies travel across a huge underground lake on a raft" sequence that never made it to the film. But a novelization for a musical? Curious, I flipped through it, and to my immense amusement found that for the songs themselves, they just printed the lyrics right on the page. So we get:
Effie did what she did best.
And I am telling you
I'm not going
You're the best man I've ever known.
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