• Mr. G

Candide: "Oh, Happy We!"


From the same production with Paul Groves, Kristin Chenoweth, the NY Phil and Marin Alsop.

Lyrics

CANDIDE

Soon, when we feel we can afford it,

We'll build a modest little farm.

CUNEGONDE

We'll buy a yacht and live aboard it,

Rolling in luxury and stylish charm.

CANDIDE

Cows and chickens.

CUNEGONDE

Social whirls.

CANDIDE

Peas and cabbage.

GUNEGONDE

Ropes of pearls.

CANDIDE

Soon there'll be little ones beside us;

We'll have a sweet Westphalian home.

CUNEGONDE

Somehow we'll grow as rich as Midas;

We'll live in Paris when we're not in Rome.

CANDIDE

Smiling babies.

CUNEGONDE

Marble halls.

CANDIDE

Sunday picnics.

CUNEGONDE

Costume balls.

Oh, won't my robes of silk and satin

Be chic! I'll have all that I desire.

CANDIDE

Pangloss will tutor us in Latin

And Greek, while we sit before the fire.

CUNEGONDE

Glowing rubies.

CANDIDE

Glowing logs.

CUNEGONDE

Faithful servants.

CANDIDE

Faithful dogs.

CUNEGONDE

We'll round the world enjoying high life,

All bubbly pink champagne and gold.

CANDIDE

We'll lead a rustic and a shy life,

Feeding the pigs and sweetly growing old.

CUNEGONDE

Breast of peacock.

CANDIDE

Apple pie.

CUNEGONDE

I love marriage.

CANDIDE

So do I.

CUNEGONDE, CANDIDE

Oh, happy pair!

Oh, happy we!

It's very rare

How we agree.

#Candide