Magic Tree House - The Curse Lyrics

2007 American children's musical
Magic Tree House the Musical - The Curse Lyrics


MORGAN
Jack? Annie?

JACK & ANNIE
Morgan!

MORGAN
I don’t understand. Why are you here?
Did anyone else see you arrive?

JACK
Wait a minute. You didn’t send the Tree House for us?

ANNIE
With the Royal Invitation?

JACK
To a banquet in Camelot?

MORGAN
No. There are no banquets in Camelot any more.

ANNIE
What??

JACK
Why not?

MORGAN
After your last adventure in the Tree House,
a dark wizard challenged King Arthur’s throne.
There was a terrible battle....

ANNIE
Oh, no! Did King Arthur lose the battle?

MORGAN
No. He won the battle....
A BATTLE WAGED A VICTORY
A JOYOUS CELEBRATION

ALL
Hooray!

MORGAN
BUT A BITTER, JEALOUS ENEMY
IN ANGER AND FRUSTRATION
DID CALL UPON HIS WIZARDRY
TO CAST AN EVIL SPELL
AND ROB THE KINGDOM OF ITS JOY

ANNIE
Oh...that’s so mean!

MORGAN
WAIT -- THERE’S MORE TO TELL

WITHOUT ITS JOY THE LAND GREW COLD AND GREY
NO SUNNY DAYS TO BREAK THE GLOOM
NO SPRINGTIME FLOWERS’ SWEET PERFUME
NO DANCING, NO LAUGHTER
NO HAPPILY EVER AFTER

JACK
Really?

MORGAN
Oh, yes.
ALL STORIES ENDED SADLY
GOOD MEN BEHAVED QUITE BADLY

ANNIE
That’s terrible!

MORGAN
Yes. It was very bad. King Arthur was at a loss.

JACK
What did he do?

MORGAN
He did what he has always done when he needs help.
He asked the advice of his oldest friend.

JACK
Merlin!

MORGAN
Yes.

MERLIN
THREE KNIGHTS MUST GO TO LIFT THE CURSE
THE BRAVEST AND THE BEST
UNTO THE DREADED OTHERWORLD
AND THIS SHALL BE THEIR QUEST:

THERE IS A CAULDRON WAITING THERE
FROM WHICH ALL JOY DOES FLOW
THESE KNIGHTS MUST OVERCOME THEIR DREAD
AND TO THE CAULDRON GO!

JACK
Um... excuse me? What were the knights so afraid of?

ANNIE
Yeah, what’s so scary about the Otherworld?

MORGAN
The Otherworld is a land of mystery, the source of all magic.
It is guarded by huge iron gates.
No one knows what is on the other side.
There are tales of terrible beasts -- monsters,
Dragons with fiery breath and razor-sharp teeth....

JACK
Got it.

MORGAN
AND SO THREE KNIGHTS WERE SENT AT ONCE
THE KINGDOM HELD ITS BREATH
THE DAYS GREW INTO WEEKS, THEN MONTHS...
HAD EACH KNIGHT MET HIS DEATH?
SLAIN BY AWESOME MONSTERS?
FELLED BY EVIL SPELLS?
IMPRISONED BY THEIR ENEMIES
IN LONELY DUNGEON CELLS?

KING ARTHUR
WHAT HAVE I DONE TO THESE GOOD MEN?
WOULD I COULD BRING THEM HOME AGAIN!

MY KINSMEN! MY FRIENDS!
WHAT KIND OF RULER SENDS
GOOD MEN TO SUCH A FATE?
I’LL CALL THEM BACK -- TOO LATE!
TOO LATE! TOO LATE!

MERLIN
Your majesty....

KING ARTHUR
‘TWAS ON YOUR WORD I BID THEM GO!
YOUR TERRIBLE ADVICE!
AND SO BEGAN THIS TALE OF WOE!
THIS DREADFUL SACRIFICE!

SO NOW BEGONE! I’LL HEAR NO MORE
OF CAULDRONS, QUESTS, OR SPELLS!

MERLIN
YOUR MAJESTY....

KING ARTHUR
NO! DO NOT SPEAK! THERE IS NO MORE TO TELL!

MORGAN
Arthur was so angry that he banished Merlin from the realm.

JACK
Oh, no!

MORGAN
And that is not all...

KING ARTHUR
PEOPLE OF CAMELOT, HEAR MY DECREE
FROM THIS DAY FORWARD ‘TIS HOW IT SHALL BE
THE MAGIC THAT BROUGHT US JOY AND GOOD CHEER
NOW BRINGS NOTHING BUT SORROW AND FEAR
MAGIC DOOMED US WITH THIS EVIL CURSE
A MAGICIAN’S ADVICE HAS MADE THINGS WORSE
SO PEOPLE OF CAMELOT, HEAR MY COMMAND
FROM THIS DAY FORWARD: ALL MAGIC IS BANNED!

ALL
Gasp!

MORGAN
And that is why there will be no banquets,
No laughter, no magic in Camelot ever again.


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