Finale

To be a prince

Fulfil your destiny

No room for doubt

Each move mapped out

Not shrinking uncertainty

Commanding poise

A true born man

Someone who matters, someone wise

With real authority

You see it in his eyes

He signifies

From The Happy Prince

Time passes quickly

Each today soon transforms into yesterday

Weeks grow to seasons

Seasons repeat with the passing of years

 

Hopes and prayers and elaborate schemes

Can fade to tomorrow's broken dreams because

 

Time passes quickly

Each today soon transforms into yesterday

Seize what the day will bring

For nobody knows when your chance will be gone

 

Time passes quickly

Time passes quickly

Time passes quickly

Time

If I could fly just like a bird

Fly away, fly away

As a swallow dives with stylish supple grace

So my firm physique will dart from place to place

And I shall sing

And whistle too

Aaaah

Just like a bird

Soar high, heart and mind

Sound and sinew both combined

As one

What shall I be

What can I be

How can I become the special me

I know I can be

There's a certain kind of magic here inside

That I know

I can show

To stand out from the crowd

I want my own chance to shine

By what I do I'll be defined

The Happy Prince 2 Pandora curtseys The swallow

Words and Music Copyright Sue Casson 1993

 

Happy Prince    Tom Dawkins

Swallow            Robert Blackmore

Pandora             Lily Blackmore

Chorus               Sue Casson

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Recording from 2012 Edinburgh Fringe

20th Anniversary production

Pandora, Swallow and Chorus The Crowd Scene 1

Tom Dawkins as The Happy Prince

Lily Blackmore as Pandora

Robert Blackmore as Swallow

Pandora, Swallow and Chorus

The Crowd Scene