Hymn to Dionysos lyrics

- Frogs, The

Hymn to Dionysos lyrics

Hymn to Dionysos

THE DIONYSIANS:
Dionysos,
We are come to praise you
For the wondrous blessing, the taste of wine.

Evoe!
Alalai! Alalai!
Evoe!
Alalalalalalai!

Dionysos,
We are come to thank you
For the gentle tendrils that intertwine
To produce the grapes that produce the wine.

Evoe!
Alalai! Alalai!
Evoe!
Alalalalalalai!

Out of wine comes truth,
Out of truth the vision clears,
And with vision soon appears
A grand design.
From the grand design
You can understand the world.
And when you understand the world,
You need a lot more wine.

Dionysos,
We are come to join you
In a shout of joy at the only shrine
Where you come benighted and leave benign.
For that endless blessing, the taste of wine,

Evoe!
Alalai! Alalai!
Evoe!
Alalalalalalai!
Evoe!

Wine makes the passions sing,
Wine leads the feet to dance,
Wine answers every question.
Pour the wine!
Wine takes away the sting,
Wine gives the heart its chance,
Wine aids the indigestion.
Pour the wine!

See the curmudgeon smile,
Hear the insomniac snore,
Look at the coward roar,
All from the vine.
Pour the wine!
Wine lends a sense of style,
Wine gets the spirit to soar,
Wine makes you thirsty -- pour more wine!
More
Wine!

Wine helps the edges blur,
Wine lets the mind escape,
Wine settles all dissension.
Pour the wine!
Wine makes the blood to stir,
Wine leads to friendly rape,
Wine eases tension --
What an invention
Is wine!
Pour the wine!
Glory be to wine!

DIONYSOS:
Dionysos,
They are come to praise me
For the great discovery of them all.

THE DIONYSIANS:
Evoe!

DIONYSOS:
Alalai! Alalai!

THE DIONYSIANS:
Evoe!

DIONYSOS:
Alalalalalalai!

THE DIONYSIANS:
Dionysos...

DIONYSOS:
Red or white or pink
It's the thing to drink --

THE DIONYSIANS:
We are come to thank you...
We are come to praise...

DIONYSOS:
Evoe!

THE DIONYSIANS:
Evoe!
Alalalalalalai!

DIONYSOS:
Woo-hoo -- it's getting a little hot.

XANTHIAS:
Well, this is Hades.

DIONYSOS:
I'm sorry, have we met?

XANTHIAS:
I'm Xanthias!

DIONYSOS:
Oh right. Want some wine?

Alalalalalalalalalalalalalalai!

WOMEN:
Alalalalalalalalalalalalalalai!
Lalalalalalalalalalalalai!
Lalalalalalalalalalalalai!

MEN:
Dionysos
Dionysos

THE DIONYSIANS:
Alalalalalalalalalalalalalalai!
Lalalalalalalalalalalalai!

MEN:
Dionysos!
Dionysos!

THE DIONYSIANS:
Evoe!
Alalai, alalai!
Evoe!
Alalalalalalai!
Alalalalalalalalalalalalalalai!
Lalalalalalalalalalalalai!

Dionysos!
We are come to praise you
For the mind's escape
For the friendly rape
We are come to praise

We are come to praise by the fading light,
To exalt your name in the sacred rite.

DIONYSOS:
Which begins at five
And goes on all night!
Evoe!

THE DIONYSIANS:
Evoe!

DIONYSOS:
Evoe!

THE DIONYSIANS:
Evoe!

ALL:
Evoe!
Alalai!
Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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