"Sweet Transvestite" is a song from 1973 British musical stage production, The Rocky Horror Show and its 1975 film counterpart The Rocky Horror Picture Show, of which the book, music and lyrics by Richard O'Brien, and the musical arrangements by Richard Hartley. It is in the key of E major.
In numeric order this song originally came fourth, but was switched with the following number, "Time Warp", for the latter to come before Tim Curry's entrance.
The song is performed by the character, Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The role was originally played by Tim Curry in the show's London debut, US debut (The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA,) Broadway debut, and in the film adaptation. It introduces the character of Dr. Frank-N-Furter to the audience and Brad and Janet. He openly boasts where he's from, what he is, what he's been doing and why he does it. The song is one of the film and stage show's most famous and includes one of the show's most notorious lines, "I'm just a sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania".
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