Topsy Turvy, Pt. 1 Lyrics

A new musical based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film
The Hunchback of Notre Dame the Musical - Topsy Turvy, Pt. 1 Lyrics

MAN
Hurry, hurry
Spill the fish on to the dock

WOMEN
Raise the maypole
Up at the chapel of Braque

OTHERS
Hurry, hurry
Gather the choirs and
Light the bonfires and
Sit on the roofs

ALL
Hurry, hurry
It's nearly twelve of the clock
Come one, come all
Leave your looms and milking stools
Coop the hens and pen the mules
Come one, come all
Close the churches and the schools
It's the day for breaking rules
Come and join the feast of...

CLOPIN
Fools!
Once a year, we throw a party here in town
Once a year, we turn all Paris upside-down
Ev'ry man's a king and ev'ry king's a clown
Once again it's topsy turvy day
It's the day the devil in us gets released
It's the day we mock the prig and shock the priest
Ev'rything is topsy turvy at the feast of fools

CROWD
Topsy turvy!

CLOPIN
Beat the drums and blow the trumpets!

CROWD
Topsy turvy!

CLOPIN / CROWD
Join the bums and thieves and strumpets
streaming in from Chartres to Calais

CLOPIN
Scurvy knaves are extra scurvy
On the sixth on Janu-urvy

CLOPIN / PEOPLE
All because it's topsy turvy day!

QUASIMODO
Out there with all the colors
And the noises and the smells,
Brighter, louder than my dreams provide me
And tomorrow, when I’m back there
Watching from the bells
I will always have this day inside me

CROWD
Topsy turvy!

CLOPIN / PEOPLE
Come one, come all

CLOPIN
Hurry, hurry, here's your chance
See the mystery and romance

CLOPIN / PEOPLE
Come one, come all

CLOPIN
See the finest girl in France
Make an entrance to entrance
Dance la Esmeralda...
Dance!

FROLLO
Look at that disgusting display.

PHOEBUS
Yes, sir!

ESMERALDA
Sorry. Wonderful mask!

CLOPIN
And now, ladies and gentlemen, the piece de resistance!
Here it is, the moment you've been waiting for
Here is is, you know exactly what's in store
Now's the time we laugh until our sides get sore
Now's the time we crown the king of fools!
You all remember last year's king...
So make a face that's horrible and frightening
Make a face that's gruesome as a gargoyle's wing
For the face that's ugliest will be the king of fools
Why?

CROWD
Topsy turvy!

CLOPIN
Ugly folks, forget your shyness

CROWD
Topsy turvy!

CLOPIN
You could soon be called "your highness"

CROWD
Put your foulest features on display
Be the king of topsy turvy day

ESMERALDA
Hey, you're going to join in the competition, right?
Come on, you didn't go to all the trouble of making that great mask for nothing! You get 5 sous if you win!

CROWD
Topsy turvy!
Topsy turvy!
Topsy turvy!

CLOPIN
Ladies and gentlemen, we asked for the ugliest face in Paris, and here he is!
Ev'rybody!

CROWD
Once a year we throw a party here in town

CLOPIN
Hail to the king!

CROWD
Once a year we turn all Paris upside-down

CLOPIN
Oh what a king!

CROWD
Once a year the ugliest will wear the crown

CLOPIN
Girls, give a kiss!

CROWD
Once a year on topsy turvy day

CLOPIN
We've never had a king like this!

CLOPIN / CROWD
It's the day we do the things that we deplore
On the other three hundred and sixty-four
Once a year we love to drop in
Where the beer is never stoppin'
For the chance to pop some popinjay
And pick a king who'll put the "top" in
Topsy turvy day!
Topsy turvy!
Mad and crazy, upsy-daisy
Topsy turvy day
Hey!

The Hunchback of Notre Dame the Musical Topsy Turvy Pt 1 Lyrics


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