The Original London Libretto

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ACT 1

Let There Be

Chorus
In the beginning... In the beginning
In the beginning God created
The heaven and earth
Without form
Void, darkness

Chorus and Father
And God said
Let there be ... Light !

Father
Let there be, let there be
Morning
Let there be evening
Day
Let there be ... Let there be

Father and chorus
Let there be

Father
Waters

Chorus
weathers

Father
winters

Chorus
wonders

Father and chorus
Let there be
Land and ...

Speeding comets with hearts of ice
Spinning planets with rings of fire

Chorus
Cosmic sparks
and quasars and quarks
and suns convulsing
Pulsars pulsing

Father and Chorus
Let there be, let there be
Let there be, let there be

Whales, snails, sharks, larks
Apple trees with dappled barks
and granite mountains and flaxen plains
Giant lizards with tiny brains
Flourescent fish and crescent worms
and a billion bugs and a trillion germs

Let there be, let there be

(And God saw it was good, it was good)

Let there be, let there be
Let there be...
Something more, something more ...
Ahhh...

Father
Let there be, let there be
Something, someone
Small and skinny
Clawless, furless
Finless, fangless

Father and Chorus
Let there be
Man, who can

Wander over those flaxen plains
Wonder up at those granite mountains
Count the stars and wish for wings
And hold a tool and think of things
And search for answers he cannot see
And dream of glory

Father
And worship me...

Father and Chorus
Let there be, let there be
Let there be, let there be

Everything
Everything, everything, everything
Everything... Let there be


Father
Adam wake up my son

Adam
Father

Father
Daughter Eve wake up its morning

Adam
hello

Eve
hello

Adam
I'm Adam

Eve
Then I must be Eve

Adam
Unless I'm Eve

Eve
No you're Adam

Adam
You must be Eve

glissando of music

Adam
What on earth was that

Father
Music, there's a lot of that here

Eve
Its lovely

Father
Thank you
Adam my son, daughter Eve
Now you must call the animals

Adam
The what?

Father
Call and you'll find out

Adam
Call ?

Father
Ah ah ah oo way ...

Adam & Eve
Ah ah ah oo way ah ...

Father
And when the animals come
you must them names

Adam
I think you'd be better at that father

Father
No Adam I want you to do it

Eve
Ah ah ah oo way ...

Adam
Ah ah ah oo way ah ...

The Naming

Adam
Come and gather
In the meadow, in the meadow, in the sun
Come together ev'ryone
Now the naming has begun

Ah ah ah oo way ...

Eve
Ah ah ah oo way ah ...

Adam
Leave your burrow
Field and furrow
For the meadow and the sun
Come together ev'ryone
Now the naming has begun
The naming, the naming ...

Eve
The naming, the naming ...

Two footed, four footed
Six footed, more footed
Fleet footed, sure footed
What a grand array-o
Duck-billed and red breasted
Star-nosed and quill-crested

Adam and Eve
No wonder he rested
On the seventh day-o

Stripe and spot, feather and fur
Maybe he forgot
How many there were!
Hoot and honk, whistle and purr
Flap and gallop and hop
Once he started making them
It seems he couldn't stop

Adam
Come and gather
In the meadow, in the meadow, in the sun
Come together ev'ryone
Now the naming has begun
Duck-billed and red breasted
Star-nosed and quill-crested
No wonder he rested
On the seventh day-o
the naming...

Eve
Sung in parallel with Adam
Two footed, four footed
Six footed, more footed
Fleet footed, sure footed
What a grand array-o
Come and gather
In the meadow, in the meadow, in the sun
Come together ev'ryone
Now the naming has begun ...
The naming...

Adam
Right, I'll name the animals and you make a list

Eve
All right, where o we begin

Adam
Start With A

Eve
Why A ?

Adam
A for Adam and we'll go on until we get to E for Eve and then we'll stop

Eve
Adam, I think we're going to need some more letters

Adam
All right, that one over there - that's an aardvark

Eve
My turn, aardwolf

Adam
addax

Eve
agama

Adam
Agouti

alligator

Adam
amphiuma

Eve
This is fun !

Adam
Anole

Eve
antelope

Adam
armadillo

Eve
avadavat

Adam
Axolotl

Eve
aye-aye

Adam
Aye-aye?

Eve
Aye-aye

Adam
Ai, ai, ai we'll never be done !

Adam and Eve
Wings are wavin'
Tails are waggin
Kangeroo, kinkajou
Komodo dragon
Lion, lemur
Hartebeest, hare
Chimpanzee
and cinnamon bear
Numbat, wombat, jaguarundi, deermouse
Dormouse, coati mundi, peccary, porcupine
and pronghorn
Tiger, tortoise, unicorn !

Come and gather
In the meadow, in the meadow, in the sun
Come together ev'ryone

Eve
Now the naming....

Adam
Rhinoceros !

Eve
Bless you !

Now the naming ...

Adam
Yak ! Zebra !

Eve
Now the naming
It is done

Adam
Ah ah ah oo way ...

Adam and Eve
all done !


Eve
Adam, are we the first

Adam
yes I suppose so

Eve
Aren't there any other ?

Adam
Well there are the animals

Eve
No I mean like us

Adam
No I think we're it

Eve
Why do we talk and the animals don't

Adam
I don't know, ask Father

Eve
FATHER

Adam
Don't shout

Eve Why not

Adam
Speak to him nicely

Eve
(Whispers)
Father

Father
Eve my child, Adam my son. Have you named the animals

Adam
Are they good names Father ?

Father
Do you like them?

Adam
well, yes

Eve
Yes we do

Father
Then they are good names

Eve
And tomorrow wht do we do ?
Count the stars, name the trees
Explore the garden

Father
Whatever you please
Only one thing is forbidden, my view
Look behind you
This is the tree of knowledge
It bears a fruit, both ripe and sweet
It bears a fruit you must not eat

Adam
Very well father we won't touch it

Eve
Why not ?

Adam
Eve

Eve
What would happen if we ate it

Father
Well it would ....
I'll come done and explain

Adam
Eve I don't think you should ask so may questions

Eve
Why not

Adam
That's another question

Eve
I'm sorry I can't seem to help wondering things

Adam
Well try not to it feels risky somehow

Father
Now Eve my child you had a question about the tree ?

Eve
Yes Father, if it's not good for us why did put it here ?

Adam
Eve !

Eve
Well

Father
Everything I know is in this garden

Eve
I see

Father
And all you need to know is all around you

Adam
Thank you Father

Father
And everyhting else is locked up in this tree

Adam
Of course

Eve
Everything else ?

Father
There are things a father knows a child cannot
I think you would agree for you are newer here than me
Have faith, I hvae my reasons you cannot see
In your best interests

Father and Adam
so no more about that tree

Father
Now promise me, both of you, you will never eat this fruit

Adam
I promise Father

Eve
I promise Father

Father
Out of chaos I made order
There is no need for you to learn
How quickly chaos can lead you

Adam
Father, for all we have received

Adam and Eve
We thank you
Here we are your grateful children
Thanks are all we have to give
For our garden of perfection
For here a God himself might live
Speak to us indulgent Father
Have your wishes, we may know
in the everlasting morning
in a perfect garden grow

Father
All that I have to give
I give to you
Children of Eden all this I give you
Live in contentment
This is your love

Instrumental

Adam
1, 2, 3 Owls are in the tree
4, 5, 6 Foxes in the Sticks
There you are my little friend, now
what are we going to call you ? Ant

Eve
Adam, Adam, Adam, come Adam, come Adam
Qucik Adam let me show you what I've found

Adam
Wait I'm trying to put these insects into Alphabetical order

Eve
No Adam, now Adam Please
Its a thing that will astound you
When I tell you what I've found
You won't believe
I was walking with my basket picking blackberries
When I saw a wall of trees
It was like a hedge, only different
It was very tall and thick, mostly gopherwood
and I suddenly understood
I had found the edge of the garden
The edge of the garden, Adam
I dropped my basket and began to follow it around
and I walked and walked and walked and walked and guess what I found?

Adam
What ?

Eve
My basket on the ground

Adam
So

Eve
Oh Adam, don't you see
I walked in a circle
The wall goes all around us
Adam, what do you think is out here ?

Adam
I don't understand you
We live in the most wonderful garden
and all you can think of is how to get out of it

Eve
I don't want to get out of it
It's just that, by the waterfall
As I was kneeling and peering through it
I had this feeling
I felt a little like a little frog
Who spies the ground around his little pond
and Adam something in me stirred
in my mind I heard
a new and thrilling world beyond
beyond..........
Sounds, full of wind and mist doesn't it
It means one thing exist, doesn't it
beyond..........
It says Adam leave your list, doesn't it
Adam put down your books, to love cook
and for once Adam look beyond

Adam
That's it, that's enough
I mean we have a perfect garden
don't look beyond the fall
don't look for more than blackberries
to fill your basket and please next time you ask yourself a question
don't respond
That's the wall we musn't breach
Tell yourself that each time you want to reach beyond

Eve
Adam !

The Spark of Creation

Eve
Lazy is the lion
Sleeping in the sunshine
Beautiful and golden
and able just to be
Easy is the eagle
Floating on the north wind
Easy and unquestioning
and not a tall like me ...

Restlessly, I stand here
and seek why I was put here
Blessed with greater riches
than I could have prayed for
While all God's other creatures
are running, splashing, basking
and none of them are asking
What was I made for ?
Is this all I was made for

I got an itching on the tips of my fingers
I got a boling in the back of my brain
I got a hunger burning inside me
Cannot be denied
I got a feeling that the Father who made us
When he was kindling the pulse in my veins
He left a tiny spark of that fire
Smoldering inside

The spark of creation
is flickering within me
The spark of creation
is blazing in my blood
A bit of fire
that lit up the stars
and breathed life into the mud
The first inspiraion
The spark of creation

I see a mountain and I want to climb it
I see a river and I want to leave shore
Where there was nothing,
let there be something
Something made by me
There's things waiting there
for me to invent them
There's world waiting
for me to explore them
I'm an echo of the eternal cry of
"Let there be..."

The spark of creation
Burining bright within me
The spark of creation
won't let me reat at all
Until I discover
or build or uncover
A thing that I can call
My celebration
of the spark of creation
The spark of creation
May it burn forever
The spark of creation
I am the keeper of the flame
We think all we want is
A lifetime of leisure
Each perfect day the same
Endless vacation
That's all right if you're a kind of crustacean
but when you're born with an imagination
sooner or later, yuo're feeling the fire
get hotter and higher
The spark of creation

Hissssss

Eve
Who's there ?

Snake
Oh I'm so sorry to startle you
I couldn't resisst listening to your questions

Eve
Snakes don't talk

Snake
Special snakes do

Eve
and they ask questions too, do they ?

Snake
Oh yes, shall I ask you some

Eve
Alright

Snake
Where does the sun go when it sets ?

Eve
I don't know, where ?

Snake
Here's another one, where does music go after you're heard it ?

Eve
Where ?

Snake
How far away are the stars ?

Eve
You do ask the most delicious questions
Do you know the answers?

In Pursuit of Excellence

Snake
I've been watching you for a while now
My pretty little miss
And I've got to tell you thissss
you make me want to hisss
Your aimless curiosity -
really dear, come off it
What good is curiosity
Unless it yields a profit ?

Better learn what pays
Repeat this little phrase

I'm in pursuit of excellence
Striving for my place in the sun
Once I was a fecless dreamer
Now no being is superemer
It's sublime
In pursuit of excellence
Looking out for number one
Being all that I can be -that's for me
And its the shortest route
Means a taste of forbidden fruit
What the hey, It's all in pursuit in excellence ...

Catchy, isn't it ?
If you stay ingenenous
Supremacy is tenuous...

Oh don't be such a stiff
Mmm ... Just take a sniff
really what's the diff
if a few ideals get tarnished
A couple of truths get varnished
That's the price I guesss (no pain, no gain!)
You'll be swiftly overtaken
by some ambitious snake unlesss
you progresss, Learn to dresss
for successs

Snake and Eve
Yess ... we're in pursuit of excellence
Winners learn to make the moves
while the losers discuss...

Snake
That's why they're losers

Finish first when you're tested
Be the best, not the bested
Let other nervous wrecks
stay too frightened to stick out thir necks

Snake and Eve
They're not in pursuit of excellence
like us ... Like us .... Like us !

Dog
Woof, woof

Adam
Hello, its alright don't be frightened
What's your name ?

Dog
Woof

Adam
Woof, woof ?
Oh wolf, you're not a wolf.
Oh make your mind up

Eve
Who's this ?

Adam
A new friend

Eve
What's his name ?

Adam
Dog

Eve
Supper's ready

Adam
Good, what is it ?

Eve
Pie, flan, turnover, tart and crumble

Adam
sounds good, what's this ?

Eve
It's a fruit drink,a new one

Adam
What have you named it ?

Eve
It's cider, it's very nice
WAIT !, promise you won't hate me

Adam
What do you mean, why should I hate you

Eve
I don't know

Adam
What's wrong ?

Eve
Nothing

Adam
Has Father been here ?

Eve
Why do you ask that ?

Adam
Something is wrong, isn't it ?

Eve
I don't know

Adam
Eat some food then you'll feel better

Eve
Stop !

Adam
What is going on Eve
What have you done

Eve
Has it got colder

Adam
What Eve, why ?
After all my warnings
After all your promises
How could you do it Eve ?
It's beyond me
We have a Father generous and kind
One small thing he won't allow
and we made a vow
which it seems you're now beyond

Eve
I know a lot more now

Adam
Like what ?

Eve
I can't explain
You'll eat the fruit and then you'll know
I think I have to go now
before Father comes and sees

Adam
Go, go where ?

Eve
I think I'll now be able to get through the wall of trees

Adam
What about me

Eve
Kiss goodbye to me
Wish me luck in my endeavor
Dog will keep you company
and you'll stay here forever
in this beauty and bounty forever

World Without You

Adam
Look at our valley
This peaceful evening
In the shadows so dark and deep and blue
I love our valley
But now you're leaving
Leaving me here all torn apart and grieving
Stay here forever
Oh, but how would I live
In a world without you

The sun is glowing
A little colder that it did
when our world was fresh and new
I see you growing a little older
Or is it all in the eye of the beholder
I'd stay forever
Oh, but how would I live
In a world without you ?
though it would bebeautiful and free
Too high is the cost
Losing you from paradise for me
is paradise lost

I love our valley and all we've done here
And when memory faeds,
as mem'ries tend to do
I'll hold inside me the feel of sun herer
The smell of earth
the ice-clear rivers run here
How we would play here
and how we lost our way here
when our innocence was through
But a world without you
So I'll go with you
Goodbye our valley, goodbye our garden
I can't live
In a world without you

Act 1 continued