Magic Tree House - Not the Man He Was Lyrics

2007 American children's musical
Magic Tree House the Musical - Not the Man He Was Lyrics


GUINEVERE
Gentle Sirs,
The king most humbly begs your forgiveness.
He is not himself.

SIR BORS
Indeed.

SIR KAY
This melancholy is not good, Madam.
Not good for the Kingdom.

GUINEVERE
No, nor for the king.
I fear the curse has broken his will.
And the loss of Lancelot, Galahad,
and Percival has broken his heart.

SIR BORS
Be that as it may, my lady,
The people need a leader.
This is not the King they loved and revered.

GUINEVERE
Yes. I know....

COURAGE, HONOR, WISDOM, TRUTH
ALL TRAITS OF HIS I CHERISH
LOVE OF BEAUTY, JOY OF YOUTH
HIS GREATNESS WILL NOT PERISH
BUT IN THESE DAYS, UPON HIS FACE
WHERE HOPE DID ONCE ABIDE
I LOOK AT HIM AND SEE NO TRACE
OF THE REGAL MAN INSIDE
AND AS I FALL ASLEEP EACH NIGHT
I PRAY I WILL AWAKEN
TO FIND MY HUSBAND IN THE FIGHT
TO TAKE BACK WHAT'S BEEN TAKEN
BUT INSTEAD I ARISE WITH A BROKEN MAN
WHO'S ABANDONED HOPE AND CAUSE
NO, HE'S NOT THE MAN YOU REMEMBER
NO, HE’S NOT THE MAN HE WAS

ANNIE
Oh, wow. He looks so sad.

GUINEVERE
Morgan! Did you discover the source
of the noise in the courtyard?

MORGAN
Yes, my lady.
May I present Jack and Annie of Frog Creek.

GUINEVERE
Jack! Annie!
Arthur has spoken so fondly of you.
What brings you to Camelot?

ANNIE
Well, we thought we were invited.

JACK
But I guess there was some mistake.

MORGAN
Nevertheless,
I wonder if their visit might bring the king a bit of cheer.

GUINEVERE
Yes, perhaps it is for the good.

MORGAN
Yes.

MY GOOD FRIEND KING ARTHUR
I HAVE KNOWN SINCE HE WAS TEN
HOW GLAD I’D BE IF ONLY HE
COULD LAUGH THE WAY
HE LAUGHED BACK THEN

SIR KAY
REMEMBER THE TIME KING ARTHUR
WORE A SUIT OF SILVER IN PURSUIT
OF A KNIGHT ALL DRESSED IN BLACK
TIL HE CHASED THE VILLAIN BACK TO FRANCE
WHY THE GALLIC HEATHEN NEVER STOOD A CHANCE!

SIR BORS
AND THERE WAS A TIME
WHEN THE CASTLE WALLS DID RING
WITH THE SONGS HE LOVED TO SING
FAR AND WIDE HIS VOICE WOULD SQUAWK
LIKE A SCREECHING PIGEON HAWK!

SIR KAY
IT’S TRUE!

SIR BORS
ALAS, I HAVEN’T HEARD
HIM SING IN MONTHS .... HAVE YOU?

KNIGHTS
TO OUR FRIEND AND KING WE SWORE A VOW
WHICH WE NEVER THOUGHT
TO QUESTION UNTIL NOW

ANNIE
THE KING CAN’T HELP IF HE’S BEEN CURSED

JACK
TRUE FRIENDS DON’T LEAVE
WHEN THINGS ARE AT THEIR WORST

GUINEVERE
TRUE AND STEADFAST I SHALL KEEP
MY LOVE CANNOT BE SHAKEN
STILL AS I FALL EACH NIGHT TO SLEEP
I DREAM I WILL AWAKEN
TO THE MAN I HAVE ALWAYS RELIED UPON
FOR THE JOY HE BRINGS
FOR THE COURAGE OF KINGS
FOR THE SIMPLE THINGS HE DOES
NO, HE’S NOT THE MAN YOU REMEMBER
NO, HE’S NOT THE MAN HE WAS

NO, HE’S NOT THE MAN I REMEMBER
NO, HE’S NOT THE MAN HE WAS


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