A Female Relative’s guide to the First Act

These are the three songs in which Sir Joseph’s female relatives sing in the first act. Due to slight differences between our copy of the script and our musical scores, the words may vary slightly from your original scripts – the words here are the words we will be using during the production:

Monarch of the Sea

Sir Joseph: I am the monarch of the sea, the ruler of the Queen’s navee, whose praise Great Britain loudly chants.
Cousin Hebe: And we are his sisters and his cousins and his aunts!
All Female Relatives (Mikayla, Dani, Lidya, Evelyn): And we are his sisters, and his cousins, and his aunts, his sisters and his cousins and his aunts.
Sir Joseph: When at anchor here I ride my bosom swells with pride, and I snap my fingers at a foeman’s taunts;
Cousin Hebe: And so do his sisters and his cousins and his aunts
All Female Relatives: And so do his sisters and his cousins and his aunts
Cousin Hebe: His sisters and his cousins and his aunts
Sir Joseph: But when the breezes blow I generally go below and seek the seclusion that a cabin grants
Cousin Hebe: And so do his sisters and his cousins and his aunts
All Female Relatives and All Sailors: and so do his sisters and his cousins and his aunts, and so do his sisters and his cousins and his aunts, his sisters and his cousins, whom he reckons up by dozens, and his aunts!

When I Was a Lad

Sir Joseph: When I was a lad I served a term as office boy to an attorney’s firm I cleaned the windows and I swept the floor and I polished up the handle of the big front door.
Female Relatives and Sailors: He polished up the handle of the big front door.
Sir Joseph: I polished up the handle so carefully that now I am the ruler of the Queen’s navee!
Female Relatives and Sailors: He polished up the handle so carefully that now he is the ruler of the Queen’s navee.
Sir Joseph: As office boy I made such a mark that they gave me the post of a junior clerk, I served the writs with a smile so bland, and I copied all the letters in a big round hand.
Female Relatives and Sailors: And he copied all the letters in a big round hand.
Sir Joseph: I copied all the letters in a hand so free that now I am the ruler of the Queen’s navee!
Female Relatives and Sailors: He copied all the letters in a hand so free that now he is the ruler of the Queen’s navee!
Sir Joseph: In serving writs I made such a name that an articled clerk I soon became, I wore clean collars and a bran’ new suit for the pass examination at the Institute.
Female Relatives and Sailors: For the pass examination at the Institute.
Sir Joseph: That pass examination did so well for me that now I am the ruler of the Queen’s navee!
Female Relatives and Sailors: That pass examination did so well for he that now he is the ruler of the Queen’s navee.
Sir Joseph: Of legal knowledge I acquired such a grip that they took me into the partnership, and that Junior partnership I ween was the only ship that I ever had seen
Female Relatives and Sailors: Was the only ship that he ever had seen
Sir Joseph: But that kind of ship so suited me that now I am the ruler of the Queen’s navee!
Female Relatives and Sailors: But that kind of ship so suited he that now he is the ruler of the Queen’s navee.
Sir Joseph: I grew so rich that I was sent by a pocket borough into Parliament, I always voted at my party’s call and I never thought of thinking for myself at all
Female Relatives and Sailors: And he never thought of thinking for himself at all.
Sir Joseph: I thought so little they rewarded me by making me the ruler of the Queen’s navee.
Female Relatives and Sailors: He thought so little they rewarded he by making him the ruler of the Queen’s navee.
Sir Joseph: Now landsmen all, whomever you may be, if you want to rise to the top of the tree, if your soul isn’t fettered to an office stool, be careful to be guided by this golden rule.
Female Relatives and Sailors: Be careful to be guided by this golden rule.
Sir Joseph: Stick close to your desks and never go to sea, and you all may be rulers of the Queen’s navee.
Female Relatives and Sailors: Stick close to your desks and never go to sea and you all may be rulers of the Queen’s navee.

Oh Joy, Oh Rapture

All sing (Carlie, Natalie, Dani, Mikayla, Lidya, Evie, Gabe, Rich, Ben):

Oh joy, oh rapture unforeseen
For now the sky is all serene

The god of day – the orb of love
Has hung his ensign high above

The sky is all ablaze

With wooing words and loving song
We’ll chase the lagging hours along

And if he finds the maiden coy
He’ll murmur forth decorous joy
In dreamy roundelays

Betharoni

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  • And I’m not in any of these songs. :-(