Well, forget the rats, or a journey down into the terrible Paris sewers, and sing of the wonder Bobolan feels seeing Paris and just being alive…!
LYRICS – WHAT A CITY IS THIS!
What a city this is, what a brave new world
What people, what wonders, what streets
There’s everything here, like a banner unfurled,
Like a star-spattered heaven, where worlds have been hurled
Or a heart, that eternally beats.
What a town this is, what a marvelous dream
What houses, what buildings, what lights
A place that’s forever, where all can be seen
From a lord to a beggar, a cat to a Queen
From crime, to earthly delights
What a City is this?
Walk through the city, seeking a home
People all dreaming and people all scheming
And people all alone.
Lost in the city, walk on your own
Guard for the danger that creeps in the wings
Barred like a stranger, but ready to sing
That’s the thing
What a fable is this, yes, a story worth telling
What music, what rhythm, what tone
Though hard when the smells in the lanes are repelling
The citizens all on the point of rebelling
This Mouse is walking alone
Am I really alone?
No, I’m never alone
And I think I see home…
THE PEOPLE AND PARIS MOB SWEEP BOBOLAN UP…
Mr Moliere’s Mouse, aka CHEESE, from The Royal Academy of Music workshop. Story, book and lyrics by David Clement-Davies, music by Michael Jeffrey. Phoenix Ark Press All Rights Reserved.