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PANGLOSS
Dear boy, you will not hear me speak
With sorrow or with rancor
Of what has shrivelled up my cheek
And blasted it with canker;

Twas Love, great Love, that did the deed,
Through Nature's gentle laws,
And how should ill effects proceed
From so divine a cause?

Dear boy:
Sweet honey comes from bees that sting,
As you are well aware;
To one adept in reasoning,
Whatever pains disease may bring
Are but the tangy seasoning
To Love's delicious fare.
Dear boy.

CHORUS
Sweet honey comes from bees that sting.

PANGLOSS
Columbus and his men, they say,
Conveyed the virus hither,
Whereby my features rot away
And vital powers wither;

Yet had they not traversed the seas
And come infected back,
Why, think of all the luxuries
That modern life would lack!

Dear boy:
All bitter things conduce to sweet,
As this example shows;
Without the little spirochete,
We'd have no chocolate to eat
Nor would tobacco's fragrance greet
The European nose.
Dear boy.

CHORUSA
ll bitter things conduce to sweet.

PANGLOSS
Each nation guards its native land
With cannon and with sentry,
Inspectors look for contraband
At every point of entry,
Yet nothing can prevent the spread
Of Love's divine disease;

It rounds the world from bed to bed
As pretty as you please.
Dear boy:
Men worship Venus everywhere,
As may be plainly seen;

Her decorations which I bear
Are nobler than the croix de guerre,
And gained in service of our fair
And universal Queen.Dear boy.

CHORUS
Men worship Venus everywhere.Dear boy!

Last Update: June, 10th 2013

Candide Lyrics

  1. Act 1
  2. Overture Lyrics
  3. Westphalia Chorale Lyrics
  4. Life Is Happiness Indeed Lyrics
  5. The Best Of All Possible Worlds Lyrics
  6. Universal Good Lyrics
  7. Oh, Happy We Lyrics
  8. It Must Be So Lyrics
  9. Westphalia/Battle Music Lyrics
  10. Candide's Lament Lyrics
  11. Dear Boy Lyrics
  12. Auto Da Fe (What A Day) Lyrics
  13. Candide Begins His Travels - It Must Be Me Lyrics
  14. Paris Waltz Lyrics
  15. Glitter And Be Gay Lyrics
  16. You Were Dead, You Know Lyrics
  17. I'm Easily Assimilated Lyrics
  18. Finale Act 1 (Quartet) Lyrics
  19. Act 2
  20. Universal Good (Reprise) Lyrics
  21. My Love Lyrics
  22. We Are Women Lyrics
  23. The piligrim's procession/Alleluia Lyrics
  24. Quiet Lyrics
  25. Introduction to Eldorado Lyrics
  26. The Ballad of Eldorado Lyrics
  27. Words, Words, Words Lyrics
  28. Bon Voyage Lyrics
  29. The Kings' Barcarolle Lyrics
  30. Money, Money, Money Lyrics
  31. What's The Use? Lyrics
  32. Venice Gavotte Lyrics
  33. Nothing More Than This Lyrics
  34. Universal Good (Life is Neither) Lyrics
  35. Finale: Make Our Garden Grow Lyrics

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