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Fortune, Consummate Empress

Springtime

In a Tavern

Cours d'amour

The Score

copyright Jay Ducharme 1980, 1991, 1994, 1999

PART ONE - SPRINGTIME

3. Let your heart be filled with joy - 4. Now the sun breaks through the cold

5. Thank God Spring's here

GARDEN PARTY

6. Dance - 7. Flowers bloom and multiply

8. Sorry sir, this lipstick stinks - 9. Round dance

Are those girls we see? - Candy? Candy, little girl?

10. If the world belonged to me


 

Part One

SPRINGTIME

3. Let your heart be filled with joy

I)     Let your heart be filled with joy:
Rejoice for Spring's return!
Earth is Mother Nature's toy,
Painted green and auburn.
No more viewing Winter's dawn,
Icy grey and lonely;
I am being shined upon,
Drawn by Spring to you only.

II)     Morning dew upon the lawn
Suckled by the morn dove,
Gentle diamonds in the dawn
Pawed at by mist's white glove --
On this board my heart is pawn
In those games we dream of.
Quick, before our Spring is gone,
Let us win each others' love.

IV)     Lovebirds mate and sing their song
Sweetly to the flowers.
Sunshine breathes through clear and strong,
Warding off the showers.
Birds are soaring, courting trees,
Trunks as tall as towers.
Smell the scent of love's sweet breeze --
Women under Spring's powers.
Ah!

4. Now the sun breaks through the cold

I)     Now the sun breaks through the cold
Just when it is needed.
Winter's white and Autumn's gold
Have at last receded,
Making way for Springtime's hold.
Bursting forth unheeded,
Trees and flowers, now made bold,
Show where they were seeded.

II)     Life can sometimes be a trial,
Often without reason,
But one thing can reconcile
Fortune's acts of treason:
Seeing Spring restore a smile,
Pleasing all it breathes on,
Letting loose your passion while
Pleasure is in season.

III)    Love me tender, love me sweet,
Never let me go, dear.
Don't hold back and don't retreat:
Let desire grow. Dear
Me, why are you scared to greet
Love when you well know, dear,
How the thrill of passion's heat
Warms you from below, dear.

5. Thank God Spring's here

I)    Thank God Spring's here!
Frozen snows clear.
Seedlings sprout and start to rise.
Golden brightness
Melts the whiteness.
Sunshine streams through cloudless skies.
Come on, let a smile grow --
No more grieving!
Winter's leaving!
Summer colors start to show!

II)     Ice turns liquid.
Lakes, once frigid,
Wake up from a Winter's rest.
Fog is clearing,
Disappearing.
Spring is sucking Summer's breast.
Now's the time for happiness!
No more stalling!
Love is calling
Under Summer's warm caress.

III)     Passion's glory
Is the story
When sweet waters start to flow.
Don't be sorry
And don't worry
If you're stuck by Cupid's bow.
Spring can melt a heart of ice.
Just rejoice and
Raise your voice and
Taste the joys of paradise!
Ah!

GARDEN PARTY

6. Dance

7. Flowers bloom and multiply

I)     Flowers bloom and multiply
'Neath our Lord's blue-crystal sky.
Where's my lover hiding?
Did he go riding?
He's fled on horseback.
Oh no! Now the sky turns black.

Flowers bloom and robins sing.
I'm longing for my lover's sting
To feed my heated body's hunger.
I wish he had stayed a little longer.
He's gone and not returning.
Oh me, who'll stop my burning?
Ah.

8. Sorry sir, this lipstick stinks

Mary Magdalene:

Sorry sir, this lipstick stinks.
It's just not expressive.
Let me know when you can see
Anything that makes me look impressive.

Tease my hair so men can see
I don't feel like shunning
Their affections. Let them know
I've quite a lot of features that are stunning.

Wait up, World! Slow life down!
I'm so over-active.
It's a shame. It really is!
I can't help it if I'm so attractive.

Ref)     Look at me. . . .
Can you see
If my make-up's running?

9. Round dance

Are those girls we see?

Are those girls we see?
Each retains her chastity,
Sighing from love's call
All through Spring and into Fall.
Aw, shucks.

Candy? Candy, little girl?

Candy? Candy, little girl?
Let me take you for a whirl.
Let me take you for a whirl.
Candy? Candy, little girl?

Sweetest, though in dreams you're mine,
I long to drink your lips of wine,
I long to drink your lips of wine,
Sweetest, though in dreams you're mine.

10. If the world belonged to me

If the world belonged to me
From the Rhine out to the sea,
I'd relinquish all life's charms
Just so Her Britannic Majesty
Would come into my arms.
Hey!