Once on This Island - When We Are Wed Lyrics

Broadway production (1990)
Once on This Island the Musical - When We Are Wed Lyrics

(Music by Stephen Flaherty and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens)

My dear Mademoiselle
I have something to say
Something I fear was left unsaid
Many thanks for
All you've given Daniel
But do not be misled
My dear Mademoiselle
You dance so very well
I pray you'll dance for Daniel
And for me
When we are wed

Ti Moune,
Andrea and I have been promised
to each other since we were children.
Our parents are old friends.

But Daniel...

This is how things are done, Ti Moune.
It's expected.

Daniel, please...

We can still be together.

TI MOUNE (sings)
We'll race away in a car

I can't change who I am,
or where I'm from.

AS silver as the moon

There will always be a place for you here.

We will live beside the sea
We'll have children
A garden
And a tree...

Ti Moune, I thought you understood.
We can never marry.

Oh gods... Oh gods... are you there?
Are you there...?

VOICES (overlapping)
There can never be anythign between a
peasant and a grand homme.
They despise us for our blackness.
Marry you! You are mad!
You're not supposed to be in here.
Now what can he want with a woman like that?
If he lives, how angry the gods will be!
The boy has the will of the devil himself.
He'll soon throw her out!
What can a peasant do for a grand homme
but shine his shoes?
He will not want you Ti Moune!
Blacker than coal and low as dirt.
I can tell you this:
They'll never stand before a priest!
Some girls you marry, some you love.
Oh, Ti Moune,
What has this boy done to you?
The girl will have the gods to repay!
The gods to repay...
The gods to repay...

[Thanks to Dani Starr for lyrics]

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When We Are Wed Lyrics Once on This Island

Once on This Island the Musical Lyrics

We Dance
One Small Girl
Waiting for Life
And the Gods Heard Her Prayer
Forever Yours
The Sad Tale of the Beauxhommes
Ti Moune
Mama Will Provide
Some Say
The Human Heart
Pray (Reprise)
Some Girls
The Ball
When We Are Wed
Forever Yours (Reprise)
A Part of Us
Why We Tell the Story