Love's Labour's Lost (Demo for the Musical)

by Todd Burge

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Music by Todd Burge. Lyrics by William Shakespeare adapted by Director Geoffrey Coward
(c)2013 Bunj Jam Music BMI

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Shakespeare's Loves's Labour's Lost! Will be presented July 10-20 2014 by Marietta College and The Colony Theatre. This is a chance to be a part of what is sure to be the very first production of its kind. Using a condensed script of Shakespeare's original play reworked by Geoff Coward, this version of LLL will be set in Appalachia, and will be featuring original music and songs composed by Todd Burge. It is certain to be a one-of-a-kind theatre experience from both the stage, and the audience.

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released 30 January 2013

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WV Troubadour, Todd Burge, has played everything from Alternative Rock to Bluegrass, but is mainly known for the sharp wit, soaring vocal and guitar prowess found in many of his songs while performing his hybrid brand of Contemporary Americana and Folk. He has performed venues as diverse as CBGB’s, The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Kennedy Center. He is about to perform near you. ... more

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Track Name: The Oath (Demo)
(various) Once upon a time in the State of Navarre
King Ferdinand proclaimed from afar

(FERDINAND) No women shall come within a mile of my court
As she’ll lose her tongue if I receive such report
(such a report)
Such a report
The king will have her tongue
If he receives such a report.

Once upon a time in the State of Navarre
King Ferdinand proclaimed from afar

All men must swear to these three laws
Or suffer public shame of their character flaws
No talking to women for the next three years
But study and study with likeminded peers
Likeminded peers (Study study)
Likeminded peers (Study study)
Just study and study with likeminded peers

Once upon a time in the State of Navarre
King Ferdinand proclaimed from afar

One day in the week to touch no food
With one meal a day to establish the mood
Three hours of sleep is expected at night
and closed eyes by day will not be in sight
Not in sight (closed eyes)
Not in sight (keep em wide open)
Only three hours of sleep will be expected at night

Once upon a time in the State of Navarre
King Ferdinand proclaimed from afar
Track Name: Moth's Song (Demo)
If she be made of white and red,
Her faults will ne'er be known,
For blushing cheeks by faults are bred
And fears by pale white shown:
Then if she fear, or be to blame,
By this you shall not know,
Always her cheeks possess the same
Naturally she doth owe.
Track Name: Adrano De Armando's Love Song (DEMO)
ADRIANO DE ARMADO’S LOVE SONG

(Chorus)
I do love the ground she treads.
Guided by her foot within her shoe.
I’d break my oath, be proved untrue
Suggesting love be falsely named
‘Less possessed by devils untamed

Yet Samson with great strength, and
Solomon, reputed wise, were both seduced.
As was Hercules’ club too soft for Cupid’s arrow
Therefore too great an odds for Armado’s foil
Producing practice true and loyal
(Chorus)

The first, passado, Cupid shows no respect,
Regard for duello does not exist.
His glory Is, to subdue men to love .
So Adieu
Valour, rapier rust, help me from above
Devise, wit; write pen; for I am in
love
(Chorus)
Track Name: Boyet's Muse
BOYET'S MUSE
His heart, like an agate, with your image impressed,
His tongue, all impatient to speak and not see,
Did stumble with haste in his eyesight to be.
All senses to that sense did make their repair,
To feel only looking on fairest of fair:

Methought all his senses were lock'd in his eye,
As jewels in crystal for some prince to buy;
Who, tend’ring their own worth from where they were glass'd,
Did point you to buy them, along as you pass'd.

His face's own margin did quote such amazes
That all eyes saw his eyes enchanted with gazes.
I'll give you Aquitaine and all that is his,
If you give him for my sake but one loving kiss.
Track Name: No Vocals - Boyet's Muse
BOYET
His heart, like an agate, with your image impressed,
His tongue, all impatient to speak and not see,
Did stumble with haste in his eyesight to be.
All senses to that sense did make their repair,
To feel only looking on fairest of fair:

Methought all his senses were lock'd in his eye,
As jewels in crystal for some prince to buy;
Who, tend’ring their own worth from where they were glass'd,
Did point you to buy them, along as you pass'd.

His face's own margin did quote such amazes
That all eyes saw his eyes enchanted with gazes.
I'll give you Aquitaine and all that is his,
If you give him for my sake but one loving kiss.
Track Name: The Fox,The Ape and the Humble-Bee (Demo)
ADRIANO DE ARMADO
The fox, the ape, and the humble-bee,
Were still at odds, being but three.
That’s the moral, to this story
Now more details please-----------------------
More details if you please
More details if you please

MOTH
I will add the details. Say the moral again (spoken).

ADRIANO DE ARMADO
The fox, the ape, and the humble-bee,
Were still at odds, being but three.
That’s the moral, to this story
Now more details please-----------------------
More details if you please
More details if you please

MOTH
Until the goose came out of door,
And staying the odds by adding (B#7)four.
Now will I begin your moral, and you follow with postscript (spoken)
The fox, the ape, and the humble-bee,
Were still at odds, being but three

ADRIANO DE ARMADO
Until the goose came out of door
Until the goose came out of door
question
A good postcript, ending in the goose: would you desire more? (spoken by both?)

COSTARD
The boy sold him a bargain, a goose, that's flat.
Sir, your pennyworth is good, and your goose is fat.
A bargain sold well is as fast as its loose:
Let me see; a fat details; ay, that's a fat fat goose.
Ay, that's a fat fat goose.
ADRIANO DE ARMADO
Come hither, come hither. How did this argument begin?

MOTH
By saying that a costard had broken a shin.
Then call'd you for the details. (spoken)

COSTARD
True, and I for a salve: thus your argument appeared;
Then the boy's fat details, the goose was acquired;
the goose was acquired;

ADRIANO DE ARMADO
But tell us; how did Costard break his shin? (shouted)

MOTH
I will tell you sensibly sirs.(spoken)

COSTARD
Thou hast no feeling of it, Moth: let me speak: (spoken)
I Costard, running out, that was safely within,
Fell over the threshold and broke my shin.
(ALL SING)
That’s the moral, That’s the story
That’s the moral, That’s the story
That’s the moral, That’s the story
The fox, the ape, and the humble-bee,
The fox, the ape, and the humble-bee,
The fox, the ape, and the humble-bee,
Track Name: The Princess's Hunting Song (Demo)
So saving reputation in the shoot:
Not wounding, pity would not let me do't;
If wounding, then it was to show my skill,
That more for praise than purpose meant to kill (it)

And out of question so it is sometimes,
Glory grows guilty of detested crimes,

Chorus
Now mercy goes to kill, goes to kill
Now mercy goes to kill, goes to kill
Mercy goes to kill, goes to kill
And shooting well is then accounted ill.

When, for fame's sake, for praise, an outward part,
We bend to that the working of the heart;
As I for praise alone now seek to spill
The poor deer's blood, that my heart means no ill.

And out of question so it is sometimes,
Glory grows guilty of detested crimes,

Chorus
Track Name: Epitaph on the Death of a Deer (Demo)
Epitaph on the Death of a Deer

HOLOFERNES
Spoken
Making use of alliteration, for it confirms fluency.

The preyful princess pierced and prick'd
a pretty pleasing pricket;
Some say a sore; but not a sore, till now made
sore with shooting.
The dogs did bark say yes to sore, when sorrel jumps
from thicket; OR
whatever deer it was; the people fa-fa-fa-fall
a-hooting.

The dear is wounded dearly,
Then L too sore makes fifty

Adding another L
And that makes another hundred quickly.

Break
Repeat
Track Name: Berowne's Love Letter (Demo)
Berowne’s Love Letter

SIR NATHANIEL (reads and sings)
If love make me forsworn, how shall I swear to love?
Ah, never faith could hold, if not to beauty vow'd!
Though to myself forsworn, to thee I'll faithful prove:
Those thoughts to me were oaks, to thee like willows bow'd.

SIR NATHANIEL AND HOLFERNES.
Celestial as thou art, O, pardon, love, this wrong,
That sings heaven's praise with such an earthly tongue.

HOLFERNES
Study his bias leaves and makes his book thine eyes,
Where all those pleasures live that art would comprehend:
If knowledge be the mark, to know thee shall suffice;
Well learned is that tongue that well can thee commend,

SIR NATHANIEL AND HOLFERNES.
Celestial as thou art, O, pardon, love, this wrong,
That sings heaven's praise with such an earthly tongue.

SIR NATHANIEL
All ignorant that soul that sees thee without wonder;
For which is owed some praise that I thy parts admire:
Thy eye Jove's lightning bears, thy voice his dreadful thunder,
Which not to anger bent, is music and sweet fire.

SIR NATHANIEL AND HOLFERNES.
Celestial as thou art, O, pardon, love, this wrong,
That sings heaven's praise with such an earthly tongue.
Celestial as thou art, O, pardon, love, this wrong,
Track Name: Love's Soldiers (Demo)
Love’s Soldiers
Berowne
Love’s soldiers your oath, so tame
To fast, to study, and to see no dame;
Flat treason 'gainst the kingly state of youth.
So now you ask me to scorn such proof?
Your stomachs are too young to fast;
And illness with abstinence comes fast.

In that each of you have forsworn his book,
Can you still dream and pore and thereon look?
Would you, my lords find study's quick pace
Without the beauty of a woman's face?
From women’s eyes this doctrine I obtain;
They are the books, the learning to keep us sane.

(Berowne, Ferdinand, Dumaine, Longaville)
Now, for not looking on a woman's face.
We’ve forsworn our eyes to race
And study too, the reason for our oath;
And *what author in the world, I quote,
(*the word “the” has been put in by mistak TB)
Teaches such beauty as a woman's eye?
And where we are our learning likewise cries.


Berowne
O, we’ve made a vow to study, lords,
And in that vow we’ve forsworn our books.
For when would you, or you, or you,
In leaden contemplation have found out?
Such fiery numbers as the prompting eyes
Of beauty's tutors have enrich you with?
But love, first learned in a lady's eyes,
Lives not alone immured in the brain;
But, with the motion of all essentials
Courses as swift as thought in every force,
And gives to every force a double force,
It adds a precious seeing to the eye;

(Berowne, Ferdinand, Dumaine, Longaville)
From women's eyes this doctrine we derive:
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
They’re the books, arts, and academes,
And contain and nourish all our needs
Let us once lose our oaths to find ourselves,
Or else we lose ourselves to keep our oaths
Or else we lose ourselves to keep our oaths
Or else we lose ourselves to keep our oaths.
Track Name: The "Nine Worthies" Song (Demo)
HOLOFERNES
Joshua, yourself; myself Judas Maccabaeus
This gallant gentleman Hector;
The well-endowed swain be Pompey the Great;
The page, Hercules, to roar
ADRIANO DE ARMADO
Pardon, sir; he’s no bigger than Hercules thumb
He is not as big as the end of his willie.
HOLOFERNES
He shall present Hercules as a kid, by gum:
Entering, strangling a snake, quite rheum
MOTH
So, if any of the audience boo, you make pains,
'Well done, Hercules! The snake you have slain
That way the offence is made cordial
Though few have grace to see it as jovial
ADRIANO DE ARMADO
So who’ll play David, Alexander, Julius Caesar
Arthur, Godfrey, Charlemagne, and all the other geezers
HOLOFERNES
Myself will play three of them one at time
MOTH
Thrice-worthy gentleman: what’s there to rhyme
ADRIANO DE ARMADO
I beseech thee follow we must plan the event
Success with this will be heaven sent.

HOLOFERNES
Dull! thou hast spoken no word with all this stir
DULL
No surprise at all I understood neither a word.
HOLOFERNES
Allons! we will employ thee so come thou along
DULL
I'll make up a dance, or so; or I’ll play
On the tabor to the Worthies as they dance in the hay.
HOLOFERNES
Most dull, honest Dull! To our sport, away! (Exeunt)
Track Name: The Owl & The Cuckoo NEW EDIT!
THE OWL AND THE CUCKOO

SPRING
SOLO: When daisies pied and violets blue, And lady-smocks all silver-white
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight,
CHORUS: The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo;
Cuckoo, cuckoo: O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear!
SOLO: When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry larks are ploughmen's clocks,
When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws, And maidens bleach their summer smocks
CHORUS: The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo;
Cuckoo, cuckoo: O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear!
WINTER
SOLO: When icicles hang by the wall
And Dick the shepherd blows his nail
And Tom bears logs into the hall
And milk comes frozen home in pail,
When blood is nipp'd and ways be foul,
CHORUS: Then nightly sings the staring owl, Tu-whit;
Tu-who, a merry note, While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.
SOLO 2: When all aloud the wind doth blow
And coughing drowns the parson's saw
And birds sit brooding in the snow
And Marian's nose looks red and raw,
When roasted crabs hiss in the bowl,

CHORUS: Then nightly sings the staring owl, Tu-whit;
Tu-who, a merry note, While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.
EVERYBODY: The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo;
Cuckoo, cuckoo: O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear!
Track Name: No Vocal - The Owl & The Cuckoo
THE OWL AND THE CUCKOO

SPRING
SOLO: When daisies pied and violets blue, And lady-smocks all silver-white
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight,
CHORUS: The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo;
Cuckoo, cuckoo: O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear!
SOLO: When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry larks are ploughmen's clocks,
When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws, And maidens bleach their summer smocks
CHORUS: The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo;
Cuckoo, cuckoo: O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear!
WINTER
SOLO: When icicles hang by the wall
And Dick the shepherd blows his nail
And Tom bears logs into the hall
And milk comes frozen home in pail,
When blood is nipp'd and ways be foul,
CHORUS: Then nightly sings the staring owl, Tu-whit;
Tu-who, a merry note, While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.
SOLO 2: When all aloud the wind doth blow
And coughing drowns the parson's saw
And birds sit brooding in the snow
And Marian's nose looks red and raw,
When roasted crabs hiss in the bowl,

CHORUS: Then nightly sings the staring owl, Tu-whit;
Tu-who, a merry note, While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.
EVERYBODY: The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo;
Cuckoo, cuckoo: O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear!