The Sad Tale of the Beauxhommes Lyrics

Broadway production (1990)
Once on This Island the Musical - The Sad Tale of the Beauxhommes Lyrics

(Music by Stephen Flaherty and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens)

[STORYTELLER]
The Sad Tale of the Beauxhommes. A history lesson!
[STORYTELLER]
The boy's name was Daniel. Daniel
Beauxhomme. A boy from another world.
Another people. A people descended for the French.
[MEN]
Some say...
Some say...
Some say...
Some say...
[WOMEN]
Some say...
Some say...
Some say...
Some say...
[STORYTELLER]
Four generations past
In the time of Napoleon
There came to this island
A Frenchman, Armand.
[All]
Armand!
[ARMAND]
Armand!
[STROYTELLER]
And he built a great fortune
And he built a grand mansion
And he wed a fine lady
So pale and so blonde
[MADAME ARMAND]
Armand!
[MADAME ARMAND]
But Armand took his pleasure
With the women who served him
Black peasant girls from
The village beyond
[TWO WOMEN]
Armand!
[STORYTELLER]
And the loveliest one
Bore the Frenchman a son
Such a fine peasant son
[ARMAND]
For Armand!
[WOMAN]
A beautiful child.
The pale color of coffee mixed with cream.
[ALL]
The beautiful one, the beautiful son Beauxhomme
[STORYTELLER]
They named him:
[ALL]
Beauxhomme
The beautiful one, the beautiful son
Beauxhomme
[STORYTELLER]
And the boy grew to be a man
And the great war began.
[ALL]
Blacks fought against French
And the hated Napoleon
They fought for their island
And finally won
[Men (Not Armand)]
We Won!
We Won!
[BEAUXHOMME]
We Won!
[BEAUXHOMME]
And Armand sailed for France
By the seat of his pants
Driven out by his beautiful son!
[ALL]
The beautiful
One
The beautiful
Son
Beauxhomme, Beauxhomme
[BEAUXHOMME]
What was his is now mine!
The Beautiful
One
The beautiful
Son
Beauxhomme!
[BEAUXHOMME]
Beauxhomme!
[STORYTELLERS]
But Armand left behind a terrible, terrible curse.
I curse my son
[ARMAND]
I curse my only son!
[STORYTELLERS]
I curse his sons
[ARMAND]
All of his sons!
[STORYTELLERS]
Generations
[ARAMAND]
All Beauxhomme yet unborn!
[STORYTELLERS]
In advance
[ARMAND]
Your black blood will keep you forever on this island...
While your hearts yearn forever for France!
[STORYTELLERS]
The unlucky one, the unlucky son
Beauxhomme, Beauxhomme.
From bad blood to worse
The name of the curse:
Beauxhomme.
The despise us for our blackness,
It reminds them where they're from
The sad, sad tale
Of the Beauxhomme!
Beauxhomme!
[TI MOUNE]
Tonton, he needs me! Without me, he'll die!
[MAMA]
He will not want you, Ti Moune!
[TI MOUNE]
Please, Mama. Please Tonton.
Give me your blessing and let me go. I will go to him!

[Thanks to Dani Starr for lyrics]

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