Storybook

The Scarlet Pimpernel audition songs

Song Title : Storybook

Show Name : The Scarlet Pimpernel

Character Name : Marguerite

Gender : Female

Age : Adult

Vocal Part : Mezzo-Soprano

Range : Ab3-C#5

Style : Uptempo Waltz (Pop-Opera)

Mood : Charming, Free-Spirited

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Context & Lyrics


This is sung as the actress Marguerite is giving her final performance before marrying Percy.

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Listen to me, I have beautiful dreams I can spin you
Dreams to linger within you
Close your eyes and we’ll ride my carousel
I’ll sing you stories of lovers whose love used to fill me
And the lovers who will be
For, you see, love is one thing I do well
Come, let’s believe love can be just as sweet as it seems
Let’s live on dreams!

In my dreams such beautiful lovers have found me
Storybook lovers surround me
Nothing is real, but I’m flying, sighing
Where, where, where is my storybook ending?
Why does my golden pretending
Leave me with nothing to hold but my dreams?
Oh, is it only in dreams that we find our ideal love?
Are there lovers with real love?
If you know how to feel love, show me now
Ah, but my prince, if you can’t be as sweet as you seem
I’d rather dream

Come and wake me!
Come be the love I can hold now
Storybook love leaves me cold now
Show me the way to stop dreaming
There is only one perfect storybook ending
That is the end of pretending
That is the moment I say, love me now!

Et sur mon manege, l’amour toujours est chantant
De mes reves, c’est le commencement
Et j’espere une fin heureuse
Mais la fin de l’histoire ne vient pas tres doucement
Pour l’histoire, il faut faire semblant
Certes je n’embrasse que mes reves
Seuls mes reves!

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