Lyrics - Scottish Opera

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Lyrics - Scottish Opera

Recit 1: VelcomeAn overture. It’s like something from Hammer House. And then we see Libby Retto andCompo Zerr – typical artist types, wearing berets, over the top clothes, dark framed glasses.They look scared. Very scared. They are carrying a map. A strike of lightning.Libby shrugs this off, making motions to Compo that everything is fine. She knocks on the door.A creaking noise as the door slowly opens to reveal Dee Parton (pronounced Dee Pah-r-tong).She looks like Fenella Fielding in Carry On Screaming.DEEVelcome to MacCabbra Opera House!A crash of lightning and thunder.DEEYou must be our young opera writers?COMPOIndeed. Compo Zerr. I write the music.LIBBYLibby Retto. I write the words.DEESo you have our opera written?LIBBYHmmm – well you see, it’s been a little tricky.COMPOAs musicians we’re both rather picky.LIBBYWe find ourselves down on our luck.COMPORight now we are, Ms Dee Parton….LIBBY/COMPOStuck.DEEVOT!!! It must be written, we must have a script.Without your opera we’ll be trapped in our crypts.LIBBY/COMPOEh?DEENudding. Nudding. Forget I spoke. It’s fine.But I need zat opera before the clock strikes nine.Now step inside with your writing tools.Come, come now, you pair of fools,In zerr.

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