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SONG 1 IT AIN'T NO HELP BEING AN ELF Key = E

E C sharp F sharp B E

G sharp C sharp

We got cheeky grins, sweet little smiles

F sharp B

We got chubby cheeks, cute little eyes

G sharp C sharp

We got pea green tights, buttons and bows

F sharp B

We got little bells, on our toes

E Gsharp Csharp A

But it ain't no help, being an elf

E C sharp G B E

When you can't get two ladies out of a tree

E G sharp C sharp A E C sharp G B E

G sharp C sharp

We can dance, and act like a loon

F sharp B

We can do a moonwalk on the moon

G sharp C sharp

We can look sweet, we can look pretty

F sharp B

We're cool in the country and hot in the city

E G sharp C sharp A

But it ain't no help, being an elf

E C sharp G B E

When you can't get two ladies out of a tree

G sharp C sharp

We've tried and we've tried and we always fail

F sharp B

When the weather is calm and when it's blowing a gale

E G sharp C sharp A

It ain't no help, being an elf

E G sharp C sharp A

Don't try this yourself it's no good for your health

E G sharp C sharp A

It ain't no help, being an elf

E C sharp G B E

When you can't get two ladies out of a tree

SONG 2 STARS OF THE SHOW KEY = E

E C sharp F sharp B E

A F sharp B E

We'll be the stars of the show We're gonna be so famous wherever we go

F sharp B

We'll be the stars of the show We'll be on every prime time tv show

A F sharp E C sharp

We'll have servants and flunkies Security like monkeys

A F sharp E C sharp

Chauffeurs and gofers And we can be the loafers

A F sharp E /D sharp/ D/ C sharp

It's coming we feel it We'll be living like kings

F sharp B E C sharp

We're gonna be the stars of the show Oh yeah

F sharp B E

We're gonna be the stars of the show

E C sharp F sharp B E

A F sharp B E

We'll be the stars of the show We'll be wanted by an impressario

F sharp B

We'll be the stars of the show He'll have a juicy contract ho ho ho

A F sharp E C sharp

They'll be fussing around us Let luxury surround us

A F sharp E C sharp

We'll haggle my darling We'll drive the hardest bargain

A F sharp E / D sharp / D / C sharp

They'll pay us in cruise ships We'll all have one each

F sharp B E C sharp

We're gonna be the stars of the show Oh yeah

F sharp B E

We're gonna be the stars of the show

E C sharp F sharp B E

We'll be the stars of the show

A F sharp B E

We'll party on our private yacht until the break of dawn

F sharp B

We'll be the stars of the show We'll be so very famous it will be a yawn

A F sharp E C sharp

We'll have agents and lawyers Van Goghs and Goyas

A F sharp E C sharp

Rolls Royce and Daimlers An army of retainers

A F sharp E / D sharp/D/ C sharp

We'll be drinking champagne Till it comes out of our ears

F sharp B E C sharp

We're gonna be the stars of the show Oh Darling

F sharp B E C sharp

We're gonna be the stars of the show Mwa Mwa

F sharp B E C sharp

We're gonna be the stars of the show Thank you speeches

F sharp B E C sharp

We're gonna be the stars of the show Mine's an Oscar

F sharp B E C sharp

We're gonna be the stars of the show Mines a burger

F sharp B E A E B E

We're gonna be the stars - - - / of - the - / show/ - - - /- - - - / - - - - / - - yeah!

SONG 3 THE AUDITIONS - MR CAMP Key = F

F F7 G C7

F G

My stylishness is pawamount, my acting is supweme

C

At singing and song witing……………… You're a right old queen

Order ! Order! Where were we? Oh yes Maestwo

F F7 G C7

F G C C7

I am the finest, singer in the world There's no one who can wival me


Cos you're a great big girl Oh weally!

F G

I'll be the star, the star of the show

C7 F

You are mere beginners and you will mess it up

G

Just let me at it and I'll show you who's in charge,

C7 F D G C F

Oh you can't do this without me, oh no, you can't do this without me .

Me me me me me.

SONG 4 THE AUDITIONS - MR BUMNOTE

This song is performed without the backing of musical instruments. Please learn it from the version on the juke box on page one.

I am the greatest, just you wait and see

My drama is superlative, my dancing wild and free

I'm a greater impresario than that silly Mr Camp

And you can fit my talent on…..

A little postage stamp

SONG 5 THE AUDITIONS - M CMBT Key = Cm

Cm Fm G Cm

Once zere was a great opera singer Who lived in gay Paree

Fm G7 Cm

Fame and fortune were his It was him all ze girls wanted to marry

SONG 6 THE AUDITIONS - ALL THREE TEACHERS Key = E

# = sharp

E / C#m / F# / B / E

A F# B E

I'll be ze star of ze show. I'm going to be so famous, Wherever I go.

F# B

I'll be the star of the show. I'll be on evwy pwime time TV show

A F# E C#

I'll have agents around me. The fans will all surround me

A F# E C#
Ze ladies will adore me. Ze starring role is for me

A F# E C#

My Chauffeur, will dwive me, in gold plated cars

A F# E/ D#/ D/ C sharp

You're a bunch of prima donnas, And you'll fall on your [hooter]

F# B E C#

I'm gonna be the star of the show Just me

F# B E C#

I'm gonna be the star of the show Just twy and stop me

F# B E C#

I'm gonna be the star of the show In falsetto

F# B E C#

I'm gonna be the star of the show What a - [hooter]

F# B E

I'm going to be the star--- of- the- show---/--Yeah!

SONG 7 THE LADY SAYS YEAH Key = G

G E A D G

C G

First you move it this way Then you move it that way Keep it in sinc

C G

First you move it this way Then you move it that way What do you think?

C D# C D# C D G

We'd better try again We'll do it once and then We'll do it till we get it right

C G

Have you got it? No, no, no Try it again

C A / D

Have you got it? Yeah, yeah, yeah Let it sink in

C G

The man is sad and lonely Cos he's always on his own He never goes out

C

He needs someone to cheer him To sit right down and hear him

G

Talk his troubles right out

C D# D D# C D G

But if the lady tries To help him socialise The gentleman says no, no, no

C G

The lady says yeah, yeah, yeah The man says no

C

You know you've got a heartache The only way to cure it is

G

To do something rash.

C

You know you've got a target So take your cupid's arrow

G

And don't make a hash.

C D# C D# C D G

The opportunity Is there for all to see You've just got to give it a bash

C G

The lady says yeah, yeah, yeah The man says no

C A / D

The lady says yeah, yeah, yeah The man says err…should I?

C G

You got a gold plated opportunity A copper bottom guarantee

A

The most beautiful girl that you've ever seen

D D7

I wwish yyou fffancied mme. D D7

(OR if Currant and Bunn are male) I wwish shshe fffancied mme)

Do sue I

C

You're going to blow your chances The trouble with romance is

G

She won't wait for ever Wwon't wait for ever

C

You gotta be brave If you're going to save

G

Romantic endeavour Morantic entedour

C D# C D# C D G

So just do it now And then take a bow Do it before it's too late

C G

The man says yeah, yeah, yeah Hooray! The lady will too.

C G

The man says yeah, yeah, yeah The lady will too

C G

The man says yeah, yeah, yeah The lady will too The lady will ttoo

C G

The man says yeah, yeah, yeah The lady will too

D G

The man says yeah, yeah, yeah The lady will too The daily till woo

SONG 8 BUILD A STAGE Key = E

E C B x 2

E A B

Were gonna - build a stage With a million twinkling lights

E A B

We're gonna - build a stage We're gonna work with all our might

E A Am

Until we - get it done And then how proud we'll be

E A B E

We're gonna - build and build for you and me.

E C B x 2

E A B
We need a - hammer and - a hundred shiny nails

E A B

We need some - helping hands - we will never fail

E A Am

We got a - lot of heart - everyone can see

E A B E

We're gonna - build and build for you and me

E C B x 2

E A B

Picasso - no you ain't Careful with that hammer

E A B

Will you - pass the paint Easy with that ladder

E A Am

We can - get it right - if we go carefully

E A B E

We're gonna - build and build for you and me.

E C B x 2 E / F# / G / G# / A

We don't need - no major league hydraulics

E

We don't need - no actors' histrionics

A B B7

We don't need - to shout and swear and cuss 'cos We - got - us -

E A B

Were gonna - build a stage For you and you and me

E A B

Were gonna - build a stage And then how proud we'll be

E A Am E B E

Were gonna - build a stage We'll do it for ourselves 'cos We - got - us ---/

B B7 E

We're gonna build -- a stage -- for us ---/ Build a stage for us YEAH!

SONG 9 THE SLOWLY TURNING PAGES Key = E

E C#m F#m B7

E C#m F#m B7

The slowly turning pages of the story of your life

A flat m G#dim7 B7

Are as wondrous as the starlight in the sky

E C#m F#m A flat m

They're a secret store of mystery, a treasure trove that's ripe

F# F#7 B7

With battles won and lovers lost and loads of other tripe

E C#m F#m B7

But every now and then you must admit there's been a time

A flat C#m C7

When you were really proud of what you'd done

A F# E C#

Now we have a feeling, that time for us has come

F B

And we're going to take our chance and while we're at it have some fun

B7

Have some fun

SONG 10 THIS IS OUR MOMENT Key = B flat

B flat F B flat

F B flat/F/ B flat

We got pimples we got acne we got lots of teenage angst

F

We have tempers we have tantrums

B flat/F/ B flat

We have troubles from teenage pranks

F B flat/ F/ B flat

Indecision nagging doubts always known as lay a bouts

F B flat/F/ B flat

Midnight limit tragic innit we just want to hang about

C F C F

Wait a minute what's our purpose what's the reason we are here

C F C F

This is our prize see it right there we can win it if only we dare

B flat E flat E flat 7

We got a dream we can hold on fast this is our future the die is cast

B flat F B flat

This is our moment and we're going to make it last

F B flat/F/ B flat

No more worries no self doubt no more troubles to think about

F B flat/F/ B flat

Hesitation tongue tied blue-hoos with both hands we throw them out

B flat E flat E flat 7

We got a dream we can hold on fast this is our future the die is cast

B flat F B flat

This is our moment and we're going to make it last

(music fades down behind speeches.....then)

C F C F

Hesitation tongue tied blue-hoos with both hands we throw them out

B flat E flat E flat 7

We got a dream we can hold on fast this is our future the die is cast

B flat F B flat

This is our moment and we're going to make it (last….…)

B flat F B flat

This is our moment and we're going to make it (last…….)

B flat F B flat

This is our moment and we're going to make it last…………

SONG 11 Reprise last lines of THIS IS OUR MOMENT

C F C F

Hesitation tongue tied blue-hoos with both hands we throw them out

B flat E flat E flat 7

We got a dream we can hold on fast this is our future the die is cast

B flat F B flat

This is our moment and we're going to make it (last….…)

B flat F B flat

This is our moment and we're going to make it (last…….)

B flat F B flat

This is our moment and we're going to make it last…………

SONG 12 CAN YOU HEAR ME Key = C

C C maj 7 Dm G

C C maj 7 Dm G

Can you hear me Can you hear me

C Am Dm G

Will I ever look again upon your face

Dm G C Am

Have I lost you Have I lost you

Dm Dm7 G

Have my foolish words condemned you to your fate.

C C maj 7 Dm G

Can I reach you Can I reach you

C Am Dm G

Will my love take wing and fly across the sea

Dm G C Am

Will it find you Will it find you

Dm Dm7 G

Will it rise above the stars and set you free

Cm

Garry Can you hear me? Can you hear me?

Millie? Millie? Is that you? I can hear you

E flat E flat sus 4

I can hear you And I love you And I love you

A flat E flat

I have loved you For always

E flat sus 4 A flat E flat

I can hear you And I love you I have loved you For always

C C maj 7 Dm G

C C maj 7 Dm G

May my love rise over mountains

C Am Dm G

May it fly across the dark and stormy sea

Dm G C Am

May it find you and surround you

Dm Dm7 G

May it keep you safe and bring you home to me

C C maj 7 Dm G

I can hear you I can hear you

C Am F

I can hear your gentle voice from far away

Dm Dm7 C Am

And I love you Yes I love you

Dm G C Am

We are together come what may

Dm G C G6 G C

We are together come what may Come what may.

SONG 13 ONCE UPON A TIME Key = C

Dm Em F G C sus 4 G

C Em Dm Am Dm G C

Once upon a time A long, long time ago In a land far, far away

Em Dm Am Dm G C

You were a care free child Innocent and mild So happy every day

Em Am

Do you remember All those years ago

Em

Playing with your sister…and mother

Am G

They were your dearest friends In sunshine without end

C Cmaj7 Em Dm Am

Now look at what you are What you have become

Dm G C

Your darker side has won

Em Am

But you can change now Your life is in your hands

Em

In all of us there's goodness…..and darkness

Am G C

The choice is ours to take It is not too late To walk into the light

G C G

Let this moment shine Once upon a time Once upon a time

Em Am G

This is your chance now And will you take it Now and forever

C G

You have joined us now The circle of our hands

Am G

The symbol of your vow To walk into the light

C Cmaj7 Em Dm Am

You will remember The day you changed your life

Dm Em F G Csus4 C

It was once up on a time

SONG 14 CAN YOU HEAR ME (reprise) Key = C

C C maj 7 Dm G

C C maj 7 Dm G

Can you hear me Can you hear me

C Am Dm G

Will I ever look again upon your face

Dm G C Am

Have I lost you Have I lost you

Dm Dm7 G

Have my foolish words condemned you to your fate.

C C maj 7 Dm G

Can I reach you Can I reach you

C Am Dm G

Will my love take wing and fly across the sea

Dm G C Am

Will it find you Will it find you

Dm Dm7 G

Will it rise above the stars and set you free

C C maj 7 Dm G

I can hear you I can hear you

C Am F

I can hear your gentle voice both far and near

Dm Dm7 C Am

And I love you Yes I love you

Dm G C Am

I'll never let you go now you are here

Dm G C Am

I'll never let you go now you are here

Dm G6 G C

Now you are here

SONG 15 MR CAMP SONG Key = C

C G

I can sing so high so low with others and alone

C G

He can sing so high so low with others and alone

C G

I also sing sopwano, alto, tenor, bawitone

C G

He also sings sopwano, alto, tenor, bawitone

C G

My fellow teachers think that I am weally wather stwange

C G

That's right his fellow teachers think he's weally wather stwange

C G

And all because of my extwordinawy vocal wange

C G

Well actually it's because you really are deranged

SONG 16 A SHOCKING SCHOOL SCANDAL Key = F

F F7 G C7

F G

Now it is time…to tell you about

C B flat F

A shocking school scandal…that needs to come out

F G

Our headmistress has….a secret admirer

C B flat F

You think he is dire…he's an awful lot direr

A Dm

He thinks that his gallic charm is a winner

My gallic charm ees a winner

G C C7

He invited the headmistress out for dinner

F G

They'd not even started to read the wine list

C B flat F

When to make a suggestion he could not resist

A Dm

He stuck to his task…like a man on a mission

G C C7

He decided to take up a novel position

F G

He thought she would fall for his courtship powers

C B flat F

But all that he got was a mouthful of flowers

A Dm

He laughed off the setback like a gay cavalier

Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha

G C C7

His esprit de corps was as clear as his leer

F G

This is the moral of our little farce

C B flat F

The trouble with Frenchmen…they're a pain in the….ear

SONG 17 ROCKING IN MY CRADLE Key = G

G

D B flat C G

I was rocking in my cradle and I'll Rock until they take me away

D B flat C G

Dancing to the music Everybody loves it ok

C A G E

From you grandad in the fifties His drain pipes looked so nifty

A D

Listen to the music…nothing to lose Put on your dancing shoes

G C D G

Rock and roll….boogie woogie Hip hop …rhythm and blues

G C D G

Rock and roll….boogie woogie Put on your dancing shoes

D B flat C G
We got a bone shaking rhythm We're ready to light up the fuse

D B flat C G

No secrets hidden Honey have you heard the news

C A G E

We got holes in all our pockets But we got dancing shoes

A

We got an eye popping boogie Woogie with me truly

D

And we got a shot of rhythm and blues

G C D G

Rock and roll….boogie woogie Hip hop …rhythm and blues

G C D G

Rock and roll….boogie woogie Put on your dancing shoes

A# F

We need some air keyboard We got it

G# D#

We need some air saxophone We got it

F# G#

But most of all……….. What we need…………..

A# C D

Is some air --- gui --- tar ---/--Wow!

INSTUMENTAL SOLO ON: G A# C D G

D B flat C G

We are the dancing nation We'll stay with it for better or worse

D B flat C G

From the birth of creation To the end of the universe

C A G E

We got music in our soul We got loving in our heart

A

We are the next generation The new sensation

D

How's this for a rock formation

G C D G

Rock and roll….boogie woogie Hip hop …rhythm and blues

G C D G

Rock and roll….boogie woogie Put on your dancing shoes

A# C D G

Put on your dancing shoes

SONG 18 THE WINGS OF LOVE Key = C

C Dm G Em Am

True, in a world of change, love never waned

Dm G Am G

Though all around you falsehood reigned

C Dm G Em Am

Your heart, that can wait so long, with a love so strong

Dm G Dm G

It can wait a thousand years

F Em Dm

Now, I avow to you, he will rise once again

C Dm C

With a strength that no bond can hold

F Em Dm

The sky, will be your domain, there you will reign

C Dm G

Born along as your wings unfold

C Dm G Em Am Dm G Dm G

Free, in mountain lair, on stormy sea, in misty morning field

C Dm G Em Am Dm G Dm G

Free, in silent peace, to shine a light, on a dark and cru el world

F Em Dm

Now, you will triumph again, you will soar on the wind

C Dm C

And the angels will guide your wings

F Em Dm G Dm Dm7 C Am

Now, once again you will fly together upon the wings of love

Em Dm G Dm Dm7 C

Fly together upon the wings of love

SONG 19 SHINE ON Key = C

C Em Dm G F C sus4 C

(Music goes to minimum for first verse.

One voice)

G

May you search the whole world over May you find the needing ones

F

May you lighten all their darkness From your magic healing wings

C Em Dm G

May the light shine on for ever With the peace and love it brings

F Csus4 C

Let it…. shine, shine on

(whole cast and full band backing)

G

May you search the whole world over May you find the needing ones

F

May you lighten all their darkness From your magic healing wings

C Em Dm G

May the light shine on forever With the peace and love it brings

F Csus4 C

Let it…. shine, shine on

B flat C

For the innocence of childhood let it… shine on

B flat C

For the children of all ages let it…. shine on

Em F

For the lovers and the dreamers let it…. shine on

C G Csus4 C

Shine, shine on

(One voice. Minimum band backing)

C G

For the wisdom of the ages In the new born baby's smile

F

For the sight you cannot see Till you close your eyes

C Em Dm G

For those who read the message That is written on the wind

F Csus4 C

Let it shine, shine on

(whole cast and full band backing)

B flat C

For the innocence of childhood let it…. shine on

B flat C

For the children of all ages let it…. shine on

Em F

For the joy and for the laughter let it…. shine on

C G Csus4 C

Shine, shine on

Dm7 C Dm7 C

Ah ah ah ah shine on Ah ah ah ah shine on

Dm7 C

Ah ah ah ah shine on

C G Csus4 C

Shine, shine on

C G Csus4 C

Shine, shine on

C G Csus4 C

Shine, shine on