Prologue: Into the Woods

Prologue: Into the Woods

Various Artists



Narrator Once upon a time, in a far off kingdom there lay a small village at the edge of the woods. Cinderella I wish... Narrarator And in this village Ciderella More than anything... Narrarator Lived a young maiden, Cinderella More than life, more than jewels... Narrarator A carefree young lad Jack I wish... More than life Narrator And a childless baker Cinderella & baker I wish... Narrarator With his wife. Jack More than anything... Cinderella, baker & jack More than the moon... Baker's wife I wish... Cinderella The King is giving a Festival. Baker & wife Baker More than life... Jack I wish... Ciderella I wish to go to the Festival. Baker More than riches... Jack I wish my cow would Give us some milk. Cinderella And the Ball... Baker's wife More than anything... Jack Please, pal- Baker I wish we had a child. Baker's wife I want a child... Jack Squeeze, pal... Cinderella I wish to go to the Festival. Jack I wish you'd give us some Milk or even cheese... Cinderella I wish... Baker's wife I wish we might have a child. I wish... I wish... Stepmother You wish to go to the Festival? Narrator The poor girl's mother had died, Stepmother You Cinderella, you wish to go to the festival? Florinda What, you, Cinderella, the Festival? The Festival?! Lucinda What, you wish to go to the Festival? All three The Festival? The King's Festival? Narrator And her father had taken for his new wife Stepmother The Festival... Narrarator A woman with two daughters of her own. Florinda Look at your nails! Lucinda Look at your dress! Stepmother People would laugh at you- Cinderella, stepmother, & stepsisters Nevertheless, I/she still want/s to go to the Festival And dance before the Prince. Narrator All three were beautiful of face, but vile and black of heart. Jack, on the other hand, had no father, and his mother- Jack's mother I wish... Narrator Well, she was not quite beautiful- Jack's mother I wish my son were not a fool. I wish my house was not a mess. I wish the cow was full of milk. I wish the house was full of gold- I wish a lot of things... You foolish child! What are you doing with a cow inside the house? Jack A warm enviroment might just be What Milky White needs to produce His milk. Jack's mother It's a she! How many times must I tell you? Only shes can give milk! Baker's wife Why, come in, little girl. Little red riding hood I wish... It's not for me, It's for my Granny in the woods. A loaf of bread, please- To bring my poor old hungry Granny in the woods... Just a loaf of bread, please... Narrator Cinderella's Stepmother had a surprise for her. Stepmother I have emptied a pot of lentils into the ashes for you. If you have picked them out again in two hours' time, You shall go to the ball with us. Little red riding hood And perhaps a sticky bun?... Or four?... Cinderella Birds in the sky, Birds in the eaves, I the leaves, In the fields, In the castles and ponds... Little red riding hood And a few of those pies... Please... Cinderella Come, little birds, Down from the eaves And the leaves, Over fields, Out of castles and ponds... Jack Now, squeeze, pal... Cinderella Ahhh... Quick, little birds, Flick through the ashes. Pick and peck, but swiftly, Sift through the ashes, Into the pot... Jack's mother Listen well, son. Milky-White must be taken to market. Jack But, mother, no- he's the best cow- Jack's mother Was! Was! Sheeeee's been dry for a week. We've no food, no money, And no choice but to sell her. Jack But mother... Jack's mother Look at her! There are bugs on her dugs. There are flies in her eyes. There's a lump on her rump Big enough to be a hump- Jack But- Jack's mother Son, We've no time to sit and dither, While her wither's wither with her- And no one keeps a cow for a friend! Sometimes I fear you're touched. Little red riding hood Into the woods, It's time to go, I hate to leave, I have to, though. Into the woods- It's time, and so I must begin my journey. Into the woods And through the trees To where I am Expected ma'am, Into the woods To Grandmother's house- Into the woods To Grandmother's house- Baker's wife You're certain of your way? Little red riding hood The way is clear, The light is good, I have no fear, Nor no one should. The woods are just trees, The trees are just wood. I sort of hate to ask it, But do you have a basket? Into the woods And down the dell, The path is straight, I know it well. Into the woods, And who can tell What's waiting on the journey? Into the woods To bring some bread To Granny who Is sick in bed. Never can tell What lies ahead. For all that I know, She's already dead. But into the woods, Into the woods, Into the woods To Grandmother's house And home before dark. Cinderella Fly, birds, Back to the sky, Back to the eaves And the leaves And the fields And the- Florinda Hurry up and do my hair, Cinderella! Are you really wearing that? Lucinda Here, I found a little tear, Cinderella. Can't you hide it with a hat? Cinderella You look beautiful. Florinda I know. Lucinda She means me. Florinda Put it in a twist. Lucinda Who will be there?... Cinderella Mother said be good, Father said be nice, That was always their advice. So be nice, Cinderella, Good, Cinderella, Nice good good nice- Florinda Tighter! Cinderella What's the good of being good If everyone is blind And you're always left behind? Never mind, Cinderella, Kind Cinderella- Nice good nice kind good nice- (Florinda slaps Cinderella hard across the face.) Florinda Not that tight! Cinderella I'm sorry. Florinda Clod. Narrator Because the Baker had lost his Father And his Mother in a baking accident... Well, at least that's what he believed, He was eager to have a family of his own, and was concerned That all efforts until now had failed. Baker Who might that be? Baker's wife We've sold our last loaf of bread. Baker It's the witch from next door! Baker & baker's wife We have no bread. Witch Of course you've got no bread! Baker Then what is it you wish? Witch It's not what I wish! It's what you wish! (points to Baker's Wife) Nothing cooking in there now is there? Narrator The old enchantress told the couple she had Placed a spell on their house. Baker What spell? Witch In the past, when you were no more than a babe, Your Father brought his young wife and you here to this cottage. They were a handsome couple, But not handsome neighbours! You see, your mother was with child, And she had developed an unusual appetite. She took one look at my beautiful garden, And told your father that what she wanted more than Anything in the world was (rapping) Greens, greens and nothing but greens: Parsley, peppers, cabbages and celery, Asparagus and watercress and Fiddleferns, lettuce-! He said, "All right," But it wasn't, quite, 'Cause I caught him in the autumn In my garden one night! He was robbing me, Raping me, Rooting through my rutabaga, Raiding my arugula and Ripping up my rampion (My champion! My favorite!)- I should have laid a spell on him Right there, Could have changed him into stone Or a dog or a chair... But I let him have the rampion- I'd lots to spare. In return, however, I said, "Fair is fair: You can let me have the baby That your wife will bear. And we'll call it square. " Baker I had a brother? Witch No! But you had a sister. Narrator But the witch refused to tell him anymore of his sister. Not even that her name was Rapunzel. Witch I though I had been more than reasonable. And that we all might live happily there after. But how was I to know what your father Had also hidden in his pocket? You see, when I had inheireted that garden, My mother warned me that I would be punished If I were to ever loose any of the beans! Baker & wife Beans? Witch The special beans. I let him go, I didn't know He'd stolen my beans! I was watching him crawl, Back over the wall-! Then bang! Crash! And the lightning flash! And- well, that's another story, Never mind- Anyway, at last The big day came, And I made my claim. "Oh, don't take away the baby," They shrieked and screeched, But I did, And I hid her Where she'll never be reached. Your father cried, Your mother died. And for extra measure- I admit it was a pleasure- I said, "Sorry, I'm still not mollified. " And I laid little spell on them- You, too, son- That your family tree Would always be a barren one... Baker's wife No!! Witch So there's no more fuss And there's no more scenes And my garden thrives- You should see my nectarines! But I'm tellling you the same I tell kings and queens: Don't ever never ever Mess around with my greens! Especially the beans. Jack's mother Now closely to me, Jack. Lead Milky-White to market and Fetch the best price you can. Take no less than five pounds. Are you listening to me? Jack Jack Jack, Head in a sack, The house is getting colder, This is not the time for dreaming. Chimney stack Starting to crack, The mice are getting bolder, The floor's gone slack, Your mother's getting older, Your father's not back, And you can't just sit here dreaming pretty dreams. To wish and wait From day to day Will never keep The wolves away. So into the woods The time is now. We have to live, I don't care how. Into the woods To sell the cow, You must begin the journey. Straight to the woods And don't delay- We have to face The marketplace. Into the woods to journey's end- Jack Into the woods to sell a friend- Jack's mother Someday you'll have a real pet, Jack. Jack A piggy?! Jack's mother (groan) Narrator Meanwhile, the Witch, for purposes of her own, Explained how the Baker might lift the spell; Witch You wish to have The curse reversed? I'll need a certain Potion first. Go to the woods and bring me back One: the cow as white as milk, Two: the cape as red as blood, Three: the hair as yellow as corn, Four: the slipper as pure as gold. Bring me these Before the chime Of midnight, In three day's time, And you shall have, I guarantee, A child as perfect As child can be. Go to the wood! Stepmother Ladies. Our carriage waits. Cinderella Now may I go to the Festival? Stepmpther The Festival-! Darling, those nails! Darling, those clothes! Lentils are one thing but Darling, with those, You'd make us the fools of the Festival And mortify the Prince! Cinderella's father Our carriage is waiting. Stepmother We must be gone. Cinderella Good night, Father. I wish... Baker Look what I found in father's hunting jacket. Baker's wife Six beans. Baker I wonder if they are- Baker's wife The Witch's beans! We'll take them with us! Baker No! You are not to come. Baker's wife I know you are fearful of the woods at night. Baker No! The spell is on my house. Only I can lift the spell, The spell is on my house. Baker's wife No, no, the spell is on our house. We must lift the spell. Baker No. You are not to come and that is final. Now what am I to return with? Baker's wife You don't remember? The cow as white as milk, The cape as red as blood, The hair as yellow as corn, The slipper as pure as gold- Baker The cow as white as milk, The cape as red as blood, The hair as yellow as corn, The slipper as pure as gold... Narrator And so the Baker, reluctantly, set off to meet the Enchantress' demands. And as for Cinderella: Cinderella I still wish to go to the Festival, But how am I ever to get to the Festival? Baker The cow as white as milk, The cape as red as blood, The hair as yellow as corn- Cinderella I know! I'll visit Mother's grave, The grave at the hazel tree, And tell her I just want to Go to the King's Festival... Baker The slipper as pure as gold... The cow, the cape, The slipper as pure as gold- Baker's wife The hair-! Cinderella & baker Into the woods, It's time to go, It may be all In vain, I know. Into the woods- But even so, I have to take the journey. Cinderella, baker & wife Into the woods, The path is straight, You know it well, But who can tell- Baker Into the woods to lift the spell- Cinderella Into the woods to visit Mother- Baker's wife Into the woods to fetch the things- Baker To make the potion- Cinderella To got to the Festival- Cinderella, jack, jack's mother, baker, wife Into the woods Without regret, The choice is made, The task is set. Into the woods, But not forget- Ting why I'm on the journey. (Little Red Riding hood Joins) Into the woods To get my wish, I don't care how, The time is now. Jack's mother Into the woods to sell the cow- Jack Into the woods to get the money- Baker's wife Into the woods to lift the spell- Baker To make the potion- Cinderella To go to the Festival- Little red riding hood Into the woods to Grandmother's house... Into the woods to Grandmother's house... All The way is clear, The light is good, I have no fear, No no one should. The woods are just trees, The trees are just wood. No need to be afraid there- Cinderella & baker There's something in the glade there... All Into the woods, Without delay, But careful no To lose the way. Into the woods, Who knows what may Be lurking on the journey? Into the woods To get the thing That makes it worth The journeying. Into the woods- Stemother & stepsisters To see the King- Jack & mother To sell the cow- Baker & wife To make the potion- All To see- To sell- To get- To bring- To make- To lift- To go to the Festival-! Into the woods! Into the woods! Into the woods, Then out of the woods, And home before dark!


魔法黑森林 電影原聲帶《2CD盤》Into the Woods (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition)
魔法黑森林 電影原聲帶《2CD盤》Into the Woods (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition)Various Artists
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