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                                 THE DOLLS OF NEW ALBION: A STEAMPUNK OPERA
                                                PAUL SHAPERA





                                                                                ACT ONE.


                NEW ALBION 1:


Intro: Gm Eb C D

         Gm
Several hundred years before, a gambler and a monk embarked
      Eb
On a long trek through the endless prairies of the North;
      C
They had a fierce debate about God and chance and fate,
         D
And to resolve it agreed a game of cards indeed be played.

     Gm
The game went on all day, and through the next and next they played,
      Eb
And around them a shelter was built to shield the rain,
           C
A street around the shelter formed, then a church, a house, a bar,
     Gm              D           Gm D       Gm   
And that is how the city of New Albion was born.
Gm              D           Gm D       Gm
That is how the city of New Albion was born.


INTERLUDE: Gm Eb C D

      Gm
New Albion today, With bustling streets, machines, cafes
        Eb
And the nice, the wise, the eccentric and insane
      C
The Mafia’s run by a red haired dwarf with just one eye
       D
Whose affairs he decides with a pair of silver dice

           Gm
Over the Zeppelin Union Pilots, a castrati boss presides
       Eb
And we hear his song each afternoon as he flies by
         C
There’s prisons made of lead, and gargoyles of iron shreds
     Gm           D             Gm      D      Gm
And Annabelle McAlistair who’s raising up the dead
 Gm           D             Gm      D      Gm
Annabelle McAlistair who’s raising up the dead


INTERLUDE: Gm Eb C D


     Gm
The Lodge on Ashland Street is where the Alchemists Guild meets
        Eb
And to join you have to craft a glass pearl from a young girl’s dream
   C
A group of thieves they heard, broke in the lodge to steal the pearls
            D
But in the morning they were found there sitting staring unperturbed

      Gm
The twilight fog they say, an aphrodisiac contains
          Eb
Nonsense, but yet they copulate in doorways anyway
         C
There’s inventors and inbred in upper class it’s been said
     Gm           D             Gm      D      Gm
And Annabelle McAlistair who’s raising up the dead.
 Gm           D             Gm      D      Gm
Annabelle McAlistair who’s raising up the dead.
  Gm           D         Gm       D      Gm
Clever little Annabella with her clever head.
     Gm           D             Gm      D      Gm
Oh, Annabelle McAlistair who’s raising up the dead.



                ANNABEL RAISES THE DEAD:
        
INTRO: Bm


Bm
Winding all the dials and the wires and the spires and the 
Bm
Tests for the connections and injections still to run 
Bm
Capacitors and meters and the alkali and beakers 
Bm
The restating of equations for the phase about to come 


 D                  G
Please come back to me there’s so much we could be 
D                       Bb
Please come back, with voltage I invoke 
D                      G
Please come back from empty cracks and berths of black 
D                 Eb
Come to me, I’m summoning the Ghost 


Em          D           
Be my angel, my angel 
C
Be my angel, rescue me 
Em          D
Be my angel, my angel 
C
Be an angel be with me 


 G                      F
Please come back from bowels of black 
      Em              D
From silent shores to me once more 
         C                   G
Through veils and gates and seas of slate 
    Am                   D
To blood wet moors where I await ashore 


INTERLUDE: G F Em  

Bm


Bm
Years of all my theories and hypothesis and inquiries 
Bm
No gathering cadavers and they kicked me out of school 
Bm
All alone with theorems and experiments and endless tests 
Bm
Years in labs and numberlands but now I’ve reached the goal 


D                    G
Please come back so we can have a life at last 
D                    Bb                c
Please come back, I grab at heaven’s throat 
D                    G
Please come back, I beckon, beg and cry and laugh 
D                  Eb
Come to me, I’m summoning the ghost 


Em          D           
Be my angel, my angel 
C
Be my angel, rescue me 
Em           D
Be my angel, be my angel 
C
Be an angel be

  G                      F
Please come back from bowels of black 
      Em              D
From silent shores to me once more 
         C                   G
Through veils and gates and seas of slate 
    Am                   D
To blood wet moors where I await ashore 


INTERLUDE: G F Em


B                    E 
Please come speak to me 
B                    E
Please come speak to me 
B                      G#m
All the things we can share and conceive 
A                      E
If you'll come speak to me 

B                    E 
I remember you from school 
           B                E 
You were dashing and I so uncool 
            B                G#m
You didn't know I was alive until that one night 
     A                   E
we spoke and you kissed me 

     B            E 
But then I was expelled 
B                   E
You married her as well 
B                               G#m
And now you‘ve died, but I can bring you back to life 
     A                   E
And soon you'll speak to me 


Em                   
Be my angel, be my angel 
D
Be my angel, rescue me 
C
Be my angel, be my angel 

Be an angel be with me  (X3) 


D                    G
Please come back so we can have a life at last 
D                    Bb                C
Please come back, I grab at heaven’s throat 
D                    G
Please come back, I beckon, beg and cry and laugh 
D                  Eb
Come to me, I’m summoning the ghost 


 G                      F
Please come back from bowels of black 
      Em              D
From silent shores to me once more 
         C                   G
Through veils and gates and seas of slate 
    Am                   D
To blood wet moors where I await ashore 

OUTRO: G F Em



                ANNABEL HAS A DOLL:

INTRO: Dm Bb A (x2)


Dm
And so around 3 AM,

A recently deceased man
Bb                                  A
Found himself wound in the land of living again

Dm
Bound in a body,

Of gears and wheels but oddly
Bb                                     A
He has no voice and his steel joints barely can bend

    Dm 
The one sound he makes in fact

He streams radio broadcasts
    Bb                             A
He plays a country station if you give him a pat

     Dm 
Our dearest Annabel is

Quite thrilled and ecstatic
    Bb                                  A
She has a friend who just was dead and yet she brought back


INTERLUDE: G D Em D
           C G Bb C

G          D    
What may please does not content 
Em         D
All resolves but never ends
C          G
All that comforts is not true
Bb
All you love does not love you


D          C           D              C
I have a dolly and we like to go on walks
            D                 C                  G
We like to stroll around the park all while he listens to me talk
           D               C             D           C
About the people and the places that I never got to see
          D                 C                   G
‘Cause I wouldn't leave my house, but that's before he was with me

G           A                G           A                G
We share a world, which is wonderful to see it's like a dream
                A              C
where no one calls me failure if I don't succeed

D          C               D               C
I have a dolly it's like flowers in the spring
            D            C              G
And but no matter how I talk to him he never says a thing


G          D    
What may please does not content 
Em         D
All resolves but never ends
C          G
All that comforts is not true
Bb
All you love does not love you

D         C            D              C
I have a dolly and he goes with me outside
              D             C              G
which used to be a problem for me, oh but now I never mind
D               C           D                  C
Ice cream and carriages I always thought were nice
          D                C               G
But never had someone to share them with because the lab's my life

G               A                  G                A
Annabelle no friends you must be brilliant and the best
              G          A              A
You must be better and industrious, or you are worthless

     D           C            D                C
But now I have dolly a dear friend with whom I go
          D                 C                    G
Out for walks and talks but he's mute and just plays the radio


     D   A
Elysium
     Em                  F#m
The place the when your sorrows end
G          D              A
Why’d you bring me here again


D          C             D         C
I have a dolly who can keep me company
          D                   C               G
We go to shows, parades and cabarets though people stare at me
          D                 C                 D                 C
But I've shown that I am brilliant and I've conquered life and death
           D              C                G
The only thing my father said is that one must be a success

G             A                G               A
And now I've got a friend, a silent clockwork double
        G                A              A
Who can be there for me to lean on when I feel sad and troubled

D          C               D       C             
I have a dolly, and he's very stabling, 
           D                C               G
If not a little just too distant, cause he never says a thing


G         D
What you hold may wish to go
Em           D
What you believe may not be so
C          G
All that brings you piece of mind
Bb
May not stay for a long time

G          D    
What may please does not content 
Em         D
All resolves but never ends
C          G
All that comforts is not true
Bb
All you love does not love you


C                   F
Can’t you speak to me?
C                   F
Won’t you speak to me?
C                         Am
All the things we could share and conceive
    F
If you’d just speak to me


     D   A
Elysium
     Em                  F#m
The place the when your sorrows end
G          D
Why’d you bring me here
G             D
Oh why'd you bring me here
G           D             A
Why'd you bring me here again? 



                ANNABEL'S LAMENT:

INTRO: Bb F Eb
       Gm F Eb

Bb                 F
Ghosts of dreams, ghosts of memory
      Eb
That will not leave or lay in quiet
Gm               F
Ghosts that cry about the life
     Eb
You let go by

Bb             F
Ghosts of pasts of little girls who
Eb    
Learned their math, grasped their facts
Gm                   F
Tried their best to reach success
         Eb
Just as they were asked

     Bb                 F
The girl learns to hide, deep inside
     Eb
Of fractions and facts and worlds of math
   Gm                       F
A long lonely land she can understand
Eb
Annabelle in Numberland

                Bb
You could have been my angel
 F              Eb
Been my angel, been my angel and been with me
             Gm
Could have been my angel
F               Eb
Been my angel, been my angel and rescued me


INTERLUDE: Bb F Eb
           Gm F Eb


Bb            F
Ghosts of love you never knew, you
 Eb
Just construed like well penned plays
Gm                    F
Ghosts of scenes, embraces, things
     Eb
You only knew in dreamt up days

Bb              F
Ghosts of frowns for little girls when
Eb  
Friends came round to waste her time
Gm              F
Ghosts of creeds, rebukes received
         Eb
Children are not what achievers need

Bb                  F
Fractions and maths, sweet companions,
Eb
Equations and facts who always stand
Gm                 F
By as you go your road alone
Eb
Annabelle in Numberland

                Bb
You could have been my angel
 F              Eb
Been my angel, been my angel and been with me
            Gm
Could have been my angel
F               Eb
Been my angel, been my angel and rescued me


INTERLUDE: Bb F Eb
           Gm F Eb

Bb              F
Ghosts of me, ghosts of who
Eb
I could be and been with you
Gm              F
Ghosts of dreams, of who you thought
       Eb
You'd one day be when you grew up

Bb               F
Ghosts of breath, of little girls
      Eb
Who promised, stressed they'd be their best
Gm                   F
Ghosts of days that fade away
     Eb
As failure holds your hand til Death

    Bb               F
And deep in the place you escape where
Eb
Theorems and thoughts your hopes and plans
Gm                    F
All are derailed and then you failed them
Eb
Annabelle in Numberland

Bb                  F
Liquids and labs, fractions and facts,
           Eb
Is all you had, all that you understand
    Gm               F
And as you age, all that remains with
Eb
Annabelle in Numberland

                Bb
You could have been my angel
F               Eb
Been my angel, been my angel and been with me
                Gm
You could have been my angel
F          Eb
My angel, been my angel and rescued me
Bb         F
My angel, my angel
Eb
My angel and been with me
Gm        F         Eb
My angel, my angel 


OUTRO: Bb F C D Eb E F F#



                WE BID THE FIRST GENERATION ADIEU

INTRO: D#m F# B Bb

D#m 
So Annabella destroys her
D#m
Doll, her beloved toy boy
     B                    
And takes all the notes that she made 
      Bb
And packs them away

D#m
Thus Annabella vows that she
D#m
Won’t tell a soul and stay lonely
B
Defeated now she sadly 
        Bb
Creeps back to her lab

D#m
Thus friends we bid adieu to
D#m
The 1st generation, but don’t move
B
We’ve 3 more Acts to get through
    Bb
So come let’s ensue

      D#m
The future beckons and won’t wait
     D#m
The next generation’s on its way
B
Dead things and broken love stories 
Bb
For us await




                                                                                ACT TWO.



                NEW ALBION 2:

Intro: Gm Eb C D

            Gm
And so a generation’s passed, Annabel married at last
        Eb
And she had a son she named Edgar but alas
      C
She died when he was 10 his heart was broken but since then
      D
He’s grown and found his darling Fay with whom he wants to wed

     Gm
The red haired dwarf he had a son when the son turned 31
     Eb
He stabbed his father so new mob boss he’d become
        C
As his father slowly died he told his son with tear stained eyes
   D
He was the proudest that he’d ever been in his entire life

   Gm
A cat burglar’s around who is the toast of the whole town
        Eb   
His is the most daring heists ever to abound
    C
In reality in fact it’s two 18 year old girls and
      D
Their pet albatross Simon and a brilliant mouse named Sam
 
Gm
In the Botanist’s Lodge they’ve bred a plant who can think thoughts
     Eb
It communicates by opening its petals on and off
     C
But alas one day it went into a deep meditative trance
          D                                                     Gm
Searching for enlightenment and has not made a move since then 



                EDGAR GETS HIS HEART BROKEN:

Intro: Dm F Bb (x2)

Dm         F
The restaurant was lovely
Bb            
The food, the wine, it all seemed
Dm          F                  Bb         (C)
A perfect night and she looked so divine
Dm          F
I poured myself a new one
Bb             
She says it’s over and done
Dm             F                Bb
She says she found someone and it’s goodbye


Am   G             Bb                  G
One day you will learn, and you will burn like my heart burns
Am   G             Bb                  G
One day you will learn, and you will burn like my heart burns


INTERLUDE: 
Dm F Bb (x2)


Dm         F
I had the prawns with mango
Bb
She had the cod and miso
Dm            F                 Bb          (C)
And says she loved me and she really tried
Dm             F
I would have had the lime pie
Bb 
But I was dying inside
Dm          F              Bb
She left, I sat, pretended not to cry


Am   G             Bb                  G
One day you will learn, and you will burn like my heart burns
Am   G             Bb                  G
One day you will learn, and you will burn like my heart burns


INTERLUDE: 
Dm F Bb 


Am   G             Bb                  G
One day you will learn, and you will burn like my heart burns
Am   G             Bb                  G
One day you will learn, and you will burn like my heart burns
Am   G             Bb                  G
One day you will learn, and you will burn like my heart burns



                THE OLD TRUNK IN THE ATTIC:

Intro: Dm A Bb A

                       Dm
The old trunk in the attic
                      A
Where grandmother’s broken heart was tossed
                 Bb
In a box with a ballet shoe
                    A
And dead soldier’s cross


                      Dm
The old trunk in the attic
                       A
With the candlesticks your great uncle saved
                       Bb
From the girl in the market
                                  A
Whose mother he once paid to go away


                      Dm
The old trunk in the attic
                     A
With a dress for a child but hardly worn
               Bb
Stained in a memory 
                                    A
And tears for a name you’ll never learn


                       Dm
The old trunk in the attic
                           A
Where your grandfather’s glass eye lays to rest
                        Bb
Your sweet aunt’s nostalgia
      Dm          A           Dm     A       Dm
And Annabella’s formula for raising up the dead
Dm           A           Dm     A       Dm
Annabella’s formula for raising up the dead
Dm              A        Dm        A     Dm
Clever mother Annabella with her clever head
    Dm           A           Dm     A       Dm
Oh, Annabella’s formula for raising up the dead



                EDGAR BUILDS A BUSINESS:

INTRO:  D
        D E
        E F
        F F#
        Am E D F


D                                         D E
So Edgar tries the experiments he’s read
                                               E F
Annabella’s formula for bringing back the dead
                                           F
The experiments of course prove a success 
     F#           G            Ab       A
And thus a crazy notion comes into his head


Bbm  Cm
One day you will see
     C#                           Eb              F
That I can be someone you never thought I’d be
Bbm  Cm
One day you will see
     C#                           Eb             F
That I can be someone you never thought I’d be


INTERLUDE: 

D

D C Bb A
G F A     (x2)

Bm A C G (x2)

     D                             A
My friends step right up, I have brought you a thing,
             C                            G
Why it's a miracle process that you will never believe
       D                           A
Your grandma, your parents, your child, I say who
     C                           G
Yes whomever you've lost I can bring back to you

     D                             A
You doubt me of course, think I'm out of head
          C                             G
But this week I'll choose 5 folks and bring back their dead
         D                        A       
And I'll put them in quality, mechanical dolls
      C                              G
Life sized, yes for free and you'll see it's not talk


INTERLUDE: Bm A C G (x2)

     D                             A
My friends, can you hear me, the crowd's grown so big
            C                                 G
And these orders, why I'll tell you I barely know how to keep
          D                         A
Up with, so I must tell you, I'm building a store
            C                           G
Where your dead ones can be brought to you folks once more

      D                      A
With all this success I can offer new deals
       C                             G
Their bodies now come in different colors and feels
         D                 A
Like mahogany, lilac, and deep oaken red
       C                        G
Seven models to choose from to fit your dear dead


INTERLUDE: Bm A C G (x2)

   D                          A
Gentlemen welcome, will the board please sit down
        C                     G
our profits this quarter are almost beyond count
        D                    A
We're opening new factories, starting new ads
       C                            G
We're making our fortunes, so I've one thing to ask

           D                            A
There's a man they call Sillof and he once stole my girl
    C                         G
I want him destroyed, all he has in this world
       D                         A
His business his home and his carriage all crushed
   C                             G
I want him left penniless, face down in the dust


INTERLUDE: 

D C Bb A
G F A      (x2)


(picking:) 
D A Bm A G D Bm A


D           A                   Bm
All your intentions take their toll
          A                  G
All you hate enthralls your soul
          D                 Bm
When you win you sometimes lose
             A
And all you love does not love you   (x2)


D                          A
Fay, good to see you. I asked you here so
             C                      G
You could listen to what I want to offer to you
      D                             A
That man who you left me for, you know he's in ruins
    C                         G
A broken down wreck, but Fay my fortune booms

       D                     A
And I have a surprise, your dear long dead dad
         C                    G
I have taken the liberty of bringing him back
         D                    A
He sits now in my parlor, but Fay the only way
         C                            G
You can see him or talk to him is to come back and stay.



                FAY CONSIDERS EDGAR'S PROPOSAL:

INTRO: Em G C

Em       G              C
Once we saw a band play 

Years ago I hardly 
Em         G            C  
Knew you like I came to in our day 

Em     G          C
I was so excited 

I fussed to hours prior 
Em             G                 C
And when you knocked my heart nearly gave way 

Em         G        C
When does intimacy 

Become so cruel and petty 
Em        G                  C
Become a pit of loathing, disgust and hate? 

Bm   A              C                 A       
One day you will learn, and you will burn like my heart burns 
Bm   A              C                 A 
One day you will learn, and you will burn like my heart burns 
Bm   A              C                 A 
One day you will learn, and you will burn like my heart burns 
Bm   A              C                 A 
One day you will learn, and you will burn like my heart burns




                                                                                ACT THREE.



                NEW ALBION 3:

    Am
And so the years they fly, a generation goes on by 
          F
And new faces, new places of New Albion arrive 
     Dm
The doll that Edgar brought back for Fay well sure enough 
       E
He’s Jasper, the same one that Annabelle herself called up 


      Am
Edgar and Fay had a son, a young man who’s named Byron 
            F
And he’s inherited the Doll, his dear Jasper whom he loves 
       Dm
After years and years of folks bringing back their dead ones, droves 
     E
Of Dolls fill the city in streets slums and homes 


INTERLUDE: Am F Dm E

              Am
Yes, there's slums just full of dead, they don’t walk or talk instead 
              F
They’re like blank slates on which their friends and relatives project 
            Dm
The big subculture in these times is Voodoopunk and every night 
 E
Byron and Amelia are immersed and acolytes 

     Am
The red haired dwarf’s son ran the mob for years and years but then 
        F
He was run out by 2 women and a brilliant mouse named Sam 
           Dm
The voodoopunks, to mock the world, for city mayor run a Doll 
      E
They show up at the rallies and attempt to rile the crowd



                THE MOVEMENT 1:

 Dbm
Dollay Dollay, Dollay Dollay,
 Dbm 
Dollay Dollay, Dollay Dollay.

         E 
In the movement, In the nights of dead and dance 
        Dbm
In the movement, The haunted held within our hands 
         E
In the movement, Jasper, love is why I do 
        Dbm
In the movement, the love I never get from you 

          A
In the movement, Come and dance through the night 
         Abm
In the movement, Ridden by the blinding light 
          Gbm              Abm
At the crossroads and the barrow 
         A                  B         
We have come to court the shadow 

         E
In the movement, Loa live within our hands 
        Dbm
In the movement, Our voodoo opens other lands 
         E
In the movement, Drugs and dance and spirits whirl 
        Dbm
In the movement, And we reject our father’s world 


          A
In the movement, Come and dance through the night 
         Abm
In the movement, Ridden by the blinding light 
          Gbm               Abm
At the crossroads and the barrow 
         A                  B         
We have come to court the shadow 


         E
In the movement, In the nights of dead and dance 
        Dbm
In the movement, The haunted held within our hands 
         E
In the movement, All for love is all I do 
        Ebm
In the movement, the love I never get from you 


          A
In the movement, Come and dance through the night 
         Abm
In the movement, Ridden by the blinding light 
          Gbm               Abm
At the crossroads and the barrow 
         A                  B         
We have come to court the shadow 

(COUNTERPOINT:)
[Can’t you speak to me 
Can’t you speak to me 
All the things we could share and conceive 
If you’d just speak with me]

     E
My friends these elections this season to come 
          E
Your capitalists, socialists, facists and bums 
       A
Your left and your right are both out of their heads
     A
So this year for office, we're running the dead

E
Vote for our Doll for his stance never bends
      E
He knows we are equal when it comes to the end
       A
Your money and taxes, your debts and your gains
     A
One day at the end we will all be the same

       E
Your government robs you and bleeds you and now
     E
My friend’s one day soon will come break your door down
   A
Instead of the system my friends walk away
      A
Come ride at the crossroads come do it today

     E
You think that this world you live in is all?
       E
Come feel the spirit the Baron he calls
A 
Don’t be a zombie vote dead all the way
       A
Vote voodoopunk, we dance with you on your grave



                VOODOOPUNK

INTRO: Gm Eb D

Cm                       Ab
Ya ko, hoo-o-la-oh A-hee-lay-oh-la-hey
Cm                       Ab
Ya ko, hoo-o-la-oh A-hee-lay-oh-la-hey

     Gm                                   
The Sidhe are coming over, the Sidhe are pass back over
Cm                           Eb        D
The Sidhe will come back over, doll-ay doll-ay

(Counterpoint:)
[Anwen open, Anwen open to me
Anwen open, come oh Sidhe]

Gm               
Doll-ay doll-ay, doll-ay doll-ay
Cm                Eb  D
Doll-ay doll-ay, hey

INTERLUDE: Gm Cm Eb D

Cm                       Ab
Ya ko, hoo-o-la-oh A-hee-lay-oh-la-hey
Cm                       Ab
Ya ko, hoo-o-la-oh A-hee-lay-oh-la-hey



                THE MOVEMENT 2:


         C
In the movement, In the nights of dead and dance
        Am
In the movement, When I’m offering out my hand
        C
In the movement, I don’t need you to pretend
        Am
In the movement, All I ask for is a friend

         F
In the movement, Drugs and dance and spirits whirl
         Em
In the movement. As we flee our father’s world
         Dm             Em
At the crossroads so it goes we
        F
Need a love you cannot show me

         C
In the movement, Loa live within our hands
         Am
In the movement, Our voodoo opens other lands
         C
In the movement, Drugs and dance and spirits whirl
         Am
In the movement, And we reject our father’s world

         F
In the movement, Come and dance through the night
         Em
In the movement, Ridden by the blinding light
         Dm                Em
At the crossroads and the barrow
         F
We have come to court the shadow

(COUNTERPOINT:)
[Can’t you reach for me?
Can’t you reach for me?
The burdens I bear that you never do see
If you’d just please help me]

     C
My friends look around at this world that you’ve known
      C
The leeches are sucking you dry to the bone
      F
The zombies are letting it all get away
     F
So vote for our Doll and throw it away

      C
You don’t need a master, no government who
      C
Will take all you’ve earned, tell you what to do
      F
Our Doll will not lead you, he’ll not bleed you dry
      F
Nor bribe nor coerce nor fail you nor lie

          C
There’s coming a time not so far from right now
            C
When your rights will be gone and they’ll make you bow down
     F
We stand at the crossroads and offer a way
      F
To ecstasy, freedom, a path, a new day

       C
This welfare of zombies is come to an end
       F
Your people, your children are out of their heads
         C
They’ve left you for sex, drugs, drums and the dead
F
Come now and join us, come join us my friends!

C                     G
Over years Jasper’s taken
                   Am
Words and instrumentations
                     G
From the music he channels night and day
C                      G
And he’s used them to make
                   Am
A new song he can play
                     G
To the crowd as he tries to communicate



                ELYSIAN NIGHT:
     E   B
Elysium
    F#m                  G#m
The silent sighed lost lullaby
A  D     B
Elysian night


     E   B
Elysium
     F#m                  G#m
The child who climbs the edge of time
A  D     B
Elysian night


      E                   B
The place the child you hardly knew
D                       A
Sailed to in his wooden shoe
E                  B
Past the last star in the sky
        D            A            B
Where wishes never wished go lie 

     E   B
Elysium
    F#m                  G#m
The silent sighed lost lullaby
A  D     B
Elysian night

      E                   B
The place where all the love you shared
      D               A
Went day by day til none was there
        E              B
Where yearning and forgotten dreams
       D                 A         B
Are nursery rhymes the quiet sing


     E   B
Elysium
    F#m                  G#m
The silent sighed lost lullaby
A  D     B
Elysian night


     E   B
Elysium
     F#m                  G#m
The child who climbs the edge of time
A  D     B
Elysian night


      E                   B
The childhood friend you knew was there
      D            A
But never saw or touched and where
      E                B
They went when never called again
       D               A             B
The place their loneliness all ends


E                 B
All the sorrow, guilt and shame
D                   A
Burdens borne and karma paid
    E                     B
In one soft breath like candlelight
    D                  A            B
Dispersed in endless Elysian night


     E   B
Elysium
    F#m                  G#m
The silent sighed lost lullaby
A  D     B
Elysian night


     E   B
Elysium
     F#m                  G#m
The child who climbs the edge of time
A  D     B
Elysian night



                THE SUICIDE:

G                           Bm
Jasper’s song that he made
                               Em 
All the Dolls in the town play
                   D                      G
And it broadcasts all throughout the day
                                Bm 
There's a girl in a small flat
                            Em
With a cruel father who’s quite sad
                     D
And she listens and feels a deep compassion


INTERLUDE: G D C C F C D
DISTORTED: G Bm Em D
           G
INTERLUDE: G D C         

    G             D
A place I cannot bear to be
        F             C 
Where loneliness, brutality
      G                D
And days of endless, dismal sky
Bb             G
Just go by and by and by

  G               D
Another place I never knew
    F                C
A distant, silent, sweet refuse
       G             D
With razor, rope and no lament
  F                C      D 
I go to where my sorrows end

     G   D
Elysium
      Am           Bm    
The silent sigh beyond this life
  C F     D
Elysian night
    G   D
Elysium
     Am                 Bm 
The girl who cries her last goodbye
  C F     D
Elysian night



                BONFIRE OF THE DOLLS:

INTRO: Am F C Dm Em

Am                          Em
Beside the girl’s body her suicide note
         F                              C
And the words from the doll’s song was all that she wrote
         Am                    Em
It was published in papers, discussed, yet despite
          F                           C
This the dolls kept broadcasting all day and all night


INTERLUDE: G Dm Em

Am                     Em
Columnists bantered, parent groups fumed
      F                       C
And distrust, fear and anger rose, spread and loomed
      Am                    Em
The dolls were derided, distained and decried
       F                      C
And everyone waited for the match to ignite

    F                               C
It won’t be too long folks til our doll runs this town
        Eb                       Bb
We’re voting him in and it’s happening now
        F                           C
We’re all at the corssroads where worlds connect
           Eb                       Bb
And your kids are all dancing each night with the dead

Am                              Em
Kill the dolls kill the dolls everyone screamed
 Bb                                   F
Now my friends just hold on, that is not what we mean

        Am                    Em
But whatever he meant no one cared or would hear
            F                        C 
There was blood in their eyes and a riot was reared


INTERLUDE: C Bb Ab G F Eb D (x2)
           Am F Am Dm Em
           
      Am                     Em
The streets are chaotic as bonfires glow
         F                          C
In the alleys and flames fear and furor just grow
      Am                           Em
The dolls are picked up and then thrown in the fire
         F                      C
And the fever of violence and panic conspire 

      Am                     Em
Poor Byron he runs to find Jasper, his love
         F                              C
As the dolls are torn limb from limb, torched and burned up
     Am                          Em
No one‘s left to listen to his speeches or cries
       F                              C
He’s fanned the flames that kill his dear doll tonight

Ebm                Gbm
Where’s my angel?
B                  Abm Bb
Where’s my angel?
Ebm                Gbm
Where’s my angel?
B                  C F 
Where’s my angel?


OUTRO:
Gm Eb Gm Cm D Bb Eb Gm Cm D (x3)
Am F Am Dm E C F Am Dm E
Am




                                                                                ACT FOUR.



                THE BALLAD OF THE GAMBLER AND THE MONK:


       Am             Ab                G                   Gb
You remember at the start, the Gambler and the Monk played cards?

 
INTERLUDE: D Em G A (x2)

D                         Em
Years before a Monk and Gambler embarked
       G                                A
On a long trek right through the great lands of the North
      D                  Em 
They had a debate about God, chance and fate
       G                          A
And agreed it be settled through just one card game

D                        Em
Day after day they sat there and they played
         G                          A
As the weeks and the days and the months passed away
D                          Em
Travelers came in just to watch and drink gin
     G                         A
And bet on which one would eventually win


INTERLUDE: D Em G A (x2)

D                          Em 
As a whole town was then slowly built round them
       G                    A
The Gambler's pot rose and Monk’s pot went down
      D                           Em
And thus came to pass the final hand came at last
       G                                A
But before it was played the Gambler’s heart it gave way
 
     D                       Em
He hollered and cried right out ‘for he died
    G                        A
A curse from his lungs: the game was not done
     D                       Em
He swore they’d be back to finish at last
      G                     A
And fist to the sky, the Gambler died.


OUTRO: D Em G A (x2)



                NEW ALBION 4:

Intro: Gm Eb C D

Gm 
Meanwhile we come back to the fourth and final act 
      Eb
Byron got himself a trophy wife and had 
     C
A daughter who he named Priscilla and she came 
    D
To age in a city that is now a police state 

      Gm                  
New Albion today is a harsh and martial place 
      Eb
The riots destroyed buildings, streets and throughways 
     C
The City took control through a state of martial law 
        D
That remains to this day as troops of armored cops patrol 


Gm                        Eb
And on this day of my enlistment 
C                            D
I shed my skin of will and innocence 
Gm                        Eb
I pledge allegiance and devotion 
C                           D
I’ll be the power that you flex 

Gm                  Eb
I am your arm of execution 
C                         D
I am the trigger of your gun 
Gm                         Eb
I am the binding and the order 
C                    D
My duty to you has begun 

          Gm
Random searches are the law, looking for remaining Dolls 
         Eb
And if found execution is immediate for all 
      C
Any token of the dead, whether relative or friend 
      D
Is forbid and if found you may or may not be seen again 

Gm
Jasper’s still around and he’s with Priscilla now 
      Eb
They sit and hide together deep within the family house 
      C
The spend their days resigned from the brutal world outside 
      D
And play a never ending game of cards to pass to time



                PRISCILLA AND JASPER PLAY CARDS:

INTRO: Cm Ab Db Bbm G

Cm
Club and spade I raise, 
                             Ab
Here in this parlor in this never ending game we play 
        Db                       Bbm            G
And we hide, just you and I, as day fades into day 

Cm
Hidden in our room, 
                         Ab
With a game that no one ever seems to win or lose 
          Db                            Bbm               G
And the shades of flames remain from a world we keep far away 

Cm
Ghosts of towns, ghosts of cities 
Bb
Games that brought its sad demise 
     Ab
The only way to end the game 
G
One who plays must sacrifice 


INTERLUDE: Cm Ab Db Bbm G

Cm
Diamonds now I raise, 
                                Ab
Outside we’d die and there is nowhere else I’d rather stay 
        Db                             Bbm                          G
In the scrawl beyond these walls in a cold and coarse and vicious place 

Cm
Here where there’s no time, 
                            Ab
There’s no loss or lies or need to speak of sacrifice 
         Db                   Bbm                       G
It’s no way to win a game and why else would a person play? 

Cm
Ghosts of games, you’re always caught in 
Bb
Ones you play but cannot win 
     Ab
The only way the game can die 
G
One who plays must sacrifice 

Ab          Bb              Cm      Db
And on the day we come it’s over 
Fm            Eb                  Ab       Bb       
And you will have your fate laid out and spun, 
        Ab                   Bb               Cm      Db
It’s execution, and you may pray if you get comfort 
Fm            Eb                 Ab    Bb
It’s on that day you’re duty’s done 


Cm


Ab              
Ghosts of Fay, the child I loved 
       Eb
Whose eyes and smile you remind me of 
Fm
In the years I’ve been trapped here 
Eb
Only you I’ve come to love 

   Ab
A ghost am I, one if they knew of 
Eb
Who, with you, they’d come and kill 
Fm
Ghosts of death I wish to die 
Eb
But sacrifice so you might live 

Cm
Ghosts of love, of little girls you 
Bb
Talked and watched as they grew up 
Ab
Ghosts of things and rings and gifts 
     G
You give to them so they might live 

Cm
Ghosts of towns, ghosts of cities 
Bb
Games that brought their sad demise 
     Ab
The only way to end the game 
G
One who plays must sacrifice 

(COUNTERPOINT:)
[Hearts and now I fold, 
You can’t mean that you just dream of death and wish to go? 
You’re my soul, my angel,
The only thing that keeps me whole 

How can you want to die? 
All this time and all these years that slowly pass on by 
You’re alive so I don’t die? 
What kind of twisted sacrifice.]

Ab          Bb              Cm      Db
And on the day we come it’s over 
Fm            Eb                  Ab       Bb       
And you will have your fate laid out and spun, 
        Ab                   Bb               Cm      Db
It’s execution, and you may pray if you get comfort 
Fm            Eb                 Ab    Bb
It’s on that day you’re duty’s done 

Cm



                PRISCILLA CONTEMPLATES:

INTRO: Bm G Bm G


                  Bm         G
Some speak about love in a sweet way 
               Bm                G
Enchantment, romance and dizzy dream states 
               Em                  C
And some just wait and pace their cage 

                   Bm         G
Some speak about love as a passion 
                 Bm                 G
As rapture and cries and sighs and gasps and 
       Em              C
Some resign to yearn inside 

               Am
These odes of tear stained banter and dew eyed candor 
        C
That wither in the world, the world that 
 D
Just deceives you and beats and bleeds you 
      B
And leaves lonely little girls 

            Em  C
And some sacrifice, anyway 
       Am   D
Some sacrifice, it all away 
          G
Ah, the fallen and the burdened,
          D
And the wreaths upon their grave 
Em      
When you’re broken there’s no assurance
        C
You've made a better place 


INTERLUDE: Bm G Bm G

                  Bm         G
Some speak about love in a kind way 
                        Bm                  G
The friend that won’t leave and makes your day sane 
        Em                  C
As you bide and cringe and hide 

                   Bm                  G
Some wait for a stranger to touch and fill them 
                   Gm                 G
Some wait for the stranger who will kill them 
               Em                 C
And some just pace their lonely cage 

               Am
With one dear doll who keeps you from crying but cries too 
 C
Silently inside 
      D
Some speak of love and kindness and clutch in blindness 
     B
And take and hoard and hide 

            Em  C
And some sacrifice, anyway 
       Am   D
Some sacrifice, it all away 
          G
Ah, the fallen and the burdened,
          D
And the wreaths upon their grave 
Em      
When you’re broken there’s no assurance
        C
You've made a better place 


INTERLUDE: Bm G

         Bm     G
Hello, police? 
         Bm     
Hello, police? 
    G 
A felony, you need to see 



                THE DAY THEY COME:

INTRO: F

F        C
Circles never stop themselves, 
Dm       C                
Nothing that you’ve ever held 
Bb          F                            
Were you promised or reneged 
Ab
And sometimes when you lose, you win.    (X2)

Cm
Prisiclla, what’d you do? 

When You come for me, 
     Eb
You know they’ll also kill you too 
        Ab
You’re young, your song unsung, 
         Bb 
There’s still so much for you to do 

Ab
Prisiclla what’d you do? 
                
Now they’ll come and you must 
Cm
Run or else they’ll kill you too 
       Ab
Your life so I can die 
    Bb
Is wrong and you must know that’s true 

Ab
Ghosts of life, ghosts of lives 
Gm
I’ve watched fall and pass me by 
Fm 
Ghosts of all the selfish, vain 
Eb
All the blindness, all the pain 
Ab
All the fools and petty games 
Gm
All the shallow all the same 


(COUNTERPOINT:)
[All these years you’re here, you suffer quietly, 
It’s barbarous to think that’s fair 
There’s no one who thinks of you 
The game is gonna end right here 
I’d help you to 
Die, if I could, but...
I’d help you to die if I could , love 
Some sacrifice anyway 
Some sacrifice it all away.] 

Cm                          Ab
And on the day we come it’s over,
Fm                                G
And you will have your fate laid out and spun, 
        Cm                                   Ab
It’s execution, and you may pray if you get comfort,
Fm
It’s on this day your duty’s done 
Cm                                   Ab
And on this day you’ve been caught guilty, 
Fm                         G
The sentence, citizen is death 
Cm                            Ab           
It will be carried out this instant 
Fm                             G
Say any prayers that you want said 


(COUNTERPOINT:)
[One day you will learn 
And you will burn like my heart burns 
One day you will learn 
And you will burn like my heart burns 
Ghosts of all the selfish, vain 
All the blindness, all the pain 
All the fool and petty games 
All the shallow all the same] 

[Some speak about love, in a sweet way 
Some sentiment of bliss and dream states 
Some speak about love in a kind way, 
Some sentiment of rapturous states.] 

Ab               Eb
Please, my angel, my angel 
Fm              G
Please my angel, my angel 
Ab
Please, my angel, my angel 
Fm         G    
Please my angel 


(COUNTERPOINT:)
[And some sacrifice 
Some sacrifice 
Some sacrifice 
Some sacrifice] 

[I am the arm of execution 
I am the trigger of your gun 
I am the binding and the order 
It’s on this day you’re duty’s done] 

F                   Em
Please go back to berths of black 
     Dm               C
To silent shores from me once more 
          Bb                  F
Through veils and gates and seas of slate 
      Gm                     C
And blood red mores where I’ll see you once more 

F        C
Circles never stop themselves, 
Dm       C                
Nothing that you’ve ever held 
Bb          F                            
Were you promised or reneged 
Ab
And sometimes when you lose, you win.



                I WILL BRING YOU DOWN:

Soldier 7285, why didn’t you fire? 
Soldier 7285, why didn’t you fire? 
Soldier 7285, you are hereby notified of your court martial for negligence of duty 
Why didn’t you fire? 


INTRO: C Bb F (x2)

  C
I saw her eyes, I’ve never faced 
     Bb                  F     
That kind of look that haunted grace 
     Ab
The way she died so willing just 
    Bb               F
To die for love, to die for love 

       C
What kind of masters must I serve 
      Bb             F
That make this into such a world 
       Ab
Where one must break such beauty and 
      Bb                 F
Bring this to pass with such cruel hands 


INTERLUDE: C Bb F

C
Soldier 7285 
    Bb         F
Is who I am it is my life 
    Ab 
But I perceive another place 
        Bb             F
And it must be built upon your grave 
 
Ab                        Bb
And I will bring you down 
                       Eb
I will bring you down 
                       F
I will bring you down 


INTERLUDE: C Bb F (x2)

    C      
And if I fall someone will see 
     Bb           F
The way I went, just like she 
      Ab            
With eyes of love and heart of light 
     Bb                     F
They too will fight, they too will fight 

C
Today I say it will begin 
Bb             F
Today I will begin your end 
Ab        
Today the wind that comes, portends 
     Bb                
Will be your end, will be your end 

Ab                        Bb
And I will bring you down 
                       Eb
I will bring you down 
                      F
I will bring you down 
      
I will bring you,
       Ab
I'll bring you down
     
I'll bring you down
      Bb
I'll bring you down
                    Eb
I'll bring you down
                      F
And I will bring you down


INTERLUDE: Ab Bb Eb F

       Ab  
I'll bring you down
                    Bb
I'll bring you down

I'll bring you down



                WE BID YOU ALL ADIEU:


INTRO: D#m F# B Bb

D#m
The revolution that rises 
D#m
Has stories for another time 
B
Our tale for this evening 
Bb
Comes to a close 

D#m
So we bid adieu to 
D#m
Our players and of course you 
B
We hope this little history 
Bb
Lesson we’ve shown 

D#m
Has been illuminating, 
D#m
Our facts have been kept straight and 
B
Names and situations 
      Bb
All remain unchanged 

D#m
Alas friends we cannot stay,
      D#m
The future is always on its way 
B
Thus ends our little passion play 
Bb
As played today.                                

            
            
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