Once Upon a Mattress the Musical Lyrics



Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. It opened off-Broadway in May 1959, and then moved to Broadway. The play was written as a humorous adaptation of the 1835 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea".

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Once Upon a Mattress the Musical Lyrics


Act I

1. Overture
2. Many Moons Ago
3. An Opening For a Princess
4. In a Little While
5. In a Little While (reprise)
6. On a Stormy Night
7. Shy
8. The Minstrel, the Jester, and I
9. Sensitivity
10. The Swamps of Home
11. Normandy
12. Spanish Panic
13. Song of Love


Act II

1. Entr'acte
2. Quiet
3. Goodnight, Sweet Princess
4. Happily Ever After
5. Man to Man Talk
6. Very Soft Shoes
7. Yesterday I Loved You
8. Nightingale Lullaby
9. Finale


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1 SYNOPSIS
2 Many Moons Ago Lyrics
3 An Opening For a Princess Lyrics
4 Shy Lyrics