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[PEASANTS (Varoius solos)]
He roared down the road
Like the devil himself
Going to fast around the curves
Sent us scrambling off the raod
Like chickens

[ALL]
He has what he deserves!

[PEASANTS (Solos)]
Papa Ge wants him
And Papa Ge will have him
The boy is dying before our eyes!
Help him!
Hide him!

[TONTON]
No, don't touch him!
Better leave him where he lies
Even a wealthy man
Sometimes dies

[TI MOUNE]
Please!
He needs help!

[TONTON]
If this boy dies in our hands,
the rich will send police!

[TI MOUNE]
He needs care!

[MAMA]
And if he lives, oh how angry
the god will be!

[TWO PEASANTS]
The only thing that will save
The boy's life
Is to send him back to his world!

[TI MOUNE]
The only thing that will save the boy's life is
me! Please, Tonton!

[TONTON]
I will find where he comes from

[MAMA]
Julian! No!

[TONTON]
I will find who he is, and soon!
But till I return,
You care for him, Ti Moune.

[PEASANTS]
And her long vigil began.
One day gone by.
And two days gone by.

[PEASANTS (Solos)]
The boy has the will
Of the devil himself
Clinging to life by one small thread
If it hadn't been for Julian's daughter

[ALL PEASANTS]
He'd certainly be dead

[PEASANTS]
Look how she bathes him
And touches and prtects him
She binds his wounds
And she rubs his chest

[ALL PEASANTS]
It's as if the girl's possessed!

[MAMA]
You need food
You need sleep
You just can't
Go on without
Any sleep
[TI MOUNE]
Mama, ssshh.
[MAMA]
Have some tea
Have a rest
[TI MOUNE]
His skin is hot
He needs me here

[BOTH]
Can't you see
How mush this matters to me
I know what's best

[MAMA, PEASANTS]
Now the sky is growing dim
And the clouds are racing by
And the gods are looking down
At a boy they meant to die
And a girl who placed herself
In their way
Pray!
Pray!

[PEASANTS]
Three days gone by.
And four days gone by.

I fear for the girl and her mother
As well
Nothing but trouble looms ahead
Monsieur Julian could be deep
In danger

[ALL]
Arrested, lost or dead

[TONTON]
Oh, Asaka, Mother of the earth
Guide the feet
Of this poor peasant man
Hear my prayer
Which way there?
And which way home?

[TI MOUNE]
I need herbs
[MAMA]
Your father
Gone,
[TI MOUNE]
Mama, herbs
[MAMA]
And you don't
Care
Oh, my god, what
Has this boy
Done to you?
[TI MOUNE]
Mama, ssshh.
He needs rest
He needs care
[MAMA]
Your Tonton lost
Because of you

[BOTH]
Can't you see
That he's in terrible danger
What must I do!

[MAMA, PEASANTS]
Now the sky is turning dark
And the wind is turning chill
And the gods are out for blood
They've been cheated of their kill
By a girl without the sense to obey
Pray!
Pray!

[MAMA]
Julian!
Where is my Julian?
Bring my Julian home!

[GUARD]
You want what?

[TONTON]
I've come so far and I need...

[GUARD]
Get back!

[TONTON]
I have some news for Monsieur...

[GUARD]
Get back!

[TONTON]
Monsieur Beauxhomme has a...

[GUARD]
Peasant pig!

[TONTON]
Please, I beg...

[GUARD]
You must be mad!

[TONTON]
I must see Monsieur...

[GUARD]
Monsieur Beauchomme!

[TONTON]
I have come so far

[GUARD]
So far to die

[TONTON]
I have found his son!

[MAMA, PEASANTS]
Now the sky has turned to black
And the wind is like a knife
Pape Ge is coming back
For the boy who clings to life
And the girl will have the gods
To repay

[MAMA, SOME PEASANTS]
Pray!
[PEASANTS]
Papa Ge, Don't
Come around me
[MAMA, SOME PEASANTS]
Pray!
[PEASANTS]
Papa Ge, Don't
Come around me
[MAMA, SOME PEASANTS]
Pray!
[PEASANTS]
Papa Ge, Don't
Come around me
[MAMA, SOME PEASANTS]
Pray!
[PEASANTS]
Papa Ge, Don't
Come around me
[MAMA, SOME PEASANTS]
Pray!
[PEASANTS]
Papa Ge, Don't
Come around me
Don't come
Around me
Don't come
Around me

[ALL]
Pray!!!

Last Update: June, 26th 2013

Once On This Island Lyrics

  1. We Dance
  2. One Small Girl
  3. Waiting for Life
  4. And the Gods Heard Her Prayer
  5. Rain
  6. Pray
  7. Forever Yours
  8. The Sad Tale of the Beauxhommes
  9. Ti Moune
  10. Mama Will Provide
  11. Some Say
  12. The Human Heart
  13. Pray (Reprise)
  14. Some Girls
  15. The Ball
  16. Ti Moune's Dance
  17. When We Are Wed
  18. Forever Yours (Reprise)
  19. A Part of Us
  20. Why We Tell the Story

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