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The Kings' Barcarolle Lyrics - Candide

The Kings' Barcarolle Lyrics


CHARLES EDWARD
I do hereby make a motion
In hopes of your approval
That after our removal
From this most unpleasant ocean
We all say farewell
To vanity and strife
And in some dale
Pursue the Simple Life.

CANDIDE
What a royal, royal notion!

HERMANN AUGUSTUS
I second Charles's motion.

CHARLES EDWARD
I thank you, noble Prussian.

PANGLOSS
Let us open the discussion.

SULTAN ACHMET
Yo-ho!

PANGLOSS
Sh!

TSAR IVAN
Charles Edward's plan appeals to me.
What good are pomp and riches?
Let's wash our hands of luxury
In irrigation ditches.
I'm sick of plot and counterplot;
They never fail to thicken.
Let's find a humble rustic spot,
And cultivate the chicken.

CANDIDE
Ah, what pregnant observations!

IVAN
I thank you for your patience.

HERMANN
Point of order, Mr. Chairman.

PANGLOSS
The floor is yours, King Hermann.

ACHMET
Yo-ho!

STANISLAUS
Ugh. Ugh.

PANGLOSS
Sh!

HERMANN
We kings live so unpleasantly;
Our lives are hard and lonely.
Let's form a happy peasantry
For former monarchs only.

I'll trade my kingdom for a hoe,
My scepter for a shovel,
And make the red, red roses grow
Around our happy hovel.

CANDIDE
What a very sweet suggestion!

CHARLES EDWARD
I hereby move the question.

IVAN
I second Charles's move, sirs.

PANGLOSS
Say "Aye" if you approve, sirs.

ACHMET
Yo-ho!

CHARLES EDWARD, HERMANN, IVAN,CANDIDE, PANGLOSS
Aye!

STANISLAUS
Ugh!

ALL except STANISLAUS
We have passed Charles Edward's motion,
And now if we can manage
Without excessive damage
The motion of this ocean,
We'll all say farewell
To vanity and strife
And in some dale
Pursue the Simple Life.

KINGS
Yo-ho for the Simple Life.

CANDIDE, PANGLOSS
Yo-ho.

STANISLAUS
Ugh. Ugh.


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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