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  • Musicals – Chess – Chess Game #1 lyrics

    Walter: [Spoken]
    There has been a sensational development in the
    Very first fame of the World Chess Championship
    Here is the snow-covered Tyrolean town of Merano,
    Italy.

    The board and pieces have been thrown to the ground
    In disgust by one or the other or both of the players.
    The world champion Freddie Trumper has stormed out
    In a rage. It looks personal.

    Trumper has demanded that Sergievsky apologize for
    Making him walk out. Unless someone bangs their heads
    Together, the championship could be abandoned after just
    One game.

    Walter de Courcy for Global Television.


  • Musicals – Chess – Mountain Duet lyrics

    Florence:
    This is the one situation
    I wanted most to avoid
    Nothing I say will convince him
    This isn’t a trick.

    Anatoly:
    A drink on clear moonlit night–
    I relax, she smiles,
    There’s something peculiar
    Going on.

    Florence:
    So through no fault of my own
    I’m stuck here to carry the can.
    Embarrassed, uncertain, marooned.

    Anatoly:
    Now she can’t be working for them–
    I mean us–
    She seems to know what she’s doing,
    But where is he?

    Florence:
    He has to turn up,
    He wanted this meeting,
    Didn’t he?

    Anatoly:
    Maybe he’s scared,
    But he didn’t seem scared
    In the game.

    Florence:
    Oh, I just couldn’t care less.
    He can go right ahead,
    Go and wreck his career,
    I know I’ve done my best.

    Anatoly:
    Well, at least
    She’s a good looking spy.

    Florence:
    What if my Russian friend
    Thinks that my plans
    Are more of an intimate kind?
    If I don’t say something
    And soon
    He’ll go.
    Maybe I’m on nobody’s side!

    Anatoly:
    Listen, I hate to break up the mood.
    Get to the point,
    Begin the beguine.
    Haven’t you noticed
    We are a protagonist short,
    In this idyllic,
    Well-produced scene?

    Florence:
    He couldn’t wait
    To join you up here.
    Maybe he walked–
    Cable cars scare him.

    Anatoly:
    Never mind him,
    I haven’t missed him so far.

    Both:
    Maybe it won’t do any harm
    To struggle on without his charm.
    Funny how all at one I feel
    That he can go jump off the mountain–
    I won’t care!

    Florence:
    This is the one situation
    I wanted most to avoid.

    Anatoly:
    My dear opponent–
    I really can’t imagine why.

    Florence:
    So I am not dangerous then?
    What a shame.

    Anatoly:
    No, you’re not dangerous. Florence:
    Who could think that of you? You–

    Both:
    You are so strange.
    Why can’t you be
    What you want to be?
    You should be scheming,
    Intriguing,
    Too clever by half!

    Anatoly:
    I have to hand it to you
    For you’ve managed
    To make me forget
    Why I ever agreed on this farce. Florence:
    I don’t know why Know why

    Both:
    I can’t think of anything
    I would rather do
    Than be wasting my time
    On mountains with you.

    Frederick:
    Who’d ever think it?
    Such a very pretty setting.
    Tell me what’s the betting,
    Very pretty plotting, too.
    No matter–
    I’ve done all your work for you.

    Florence: [Spoken]
    Freddie.

    Frederick:
    Who’d ever guess it?
    Daughter in collaboration
    With the very nation
    Gave her father third degree.
    Where’s Daddy, dead,
    Or in the KGB?

    [Spoken]
    While my second has been curling up with my
    Opponent, I have agreed to new terms with
    Global Television, which in short means more money–
    For you as well, but that can’t be helped. Therefore,
    This meeting is unnecessary. The match can continue
    And we don’t have to be friends.


  • Tim Rice – Mountain Duet (Chess) lyrics

    This is the one situation
    I wanted most to avoid
    Nothing I say will convince him
    This isn’t a trick.

    A drink on clear moonlit night
    I relax, she smiles,
    There’s something peculiar
    Going on.

    So through no fault of my own
    I’m stuck here to carry the can.
    Embarrassed, uncertain, marooned.

    Now she can’t be working for them
    I mean us
    She seems to know what she’s doing,
    But where is he?

    He has to turn up,
    He wanted this meeting,
    Didn’t he?

    Maybe he’s scared,
    But he didn’t seem scared
    In the game.

    Oh, I just couldn’t care less.
    He can go right ahead,
    Go and wreck his career,
    I know I’ve done my best.

    Well, at least
    She’s a good looking spy.

    What if my Russian friend
    Thinks that my plans
    Are more of an intimate kind?
    If I don’t say something
    And soon
    He’ll go.
    Maybe I’m on nobody’s side!

    Listen, I hate to break up the mood.
    Get to the point,
    Begin the beguine.
    Haven’t you noticed
    We are a protagonist short,
    In this idyllic,
    Well-produced scene?

    He couldn’t wait
    To join you up here.
    Maybe he walked
    Cable cars scare him.

    Never mind him,
    I haven’t missed him so far.

    Maybe it won’t do any harm
    To struggle on without his charm.
    Funny how all at one I feel
    That he can go jump off the mountain
    I won’t care!

    This is the one situation
    I wanted most to avoid.

    My dear opponent
    I really can’t imagine why.

    So I am not dangerous then?
    What a shame.

    No, you’re not dangerous.
    Who could think that of you?
    You

    You are so strange.
    Why can’t you be
    What you want to be?
    You should be scheming,
    Intriguing,
    Too clever by half!

    I have to hand it to you
    For you’ve managed
    To make me forget
    Why I ever agreed on this farce.
    I don’t know why
    Know why

    I can’t think of anything
    I would rather do
    Than be wasting my time
    On mountains with you.

    Who’d ever think it?
    Such a very pretty setting.
    Tell me what’s the betting,
    Very pretty plotting, too.
    No matter
    I’ve done all your work for you.

    Freddie.

    Who’d ever guess it?
    Daughter in collaboration
    With the very nation
    Gave her father third degree.
    Where’s Daddy, dead,
    Or in the KGB?

    While my second has been curling up with my
    Opponent, I have agreed to new terms with
    Global Television, which in short means more money
    For you as well, but that can’t be helped. Therefore,
    This meeting is unnecessary. The match can continue
    And we don’t have to be friends.