ACT 2

Generations

This song is very hard to split up, basically the chorus sing all the 'Generations' bits and Ham does the narrative singing
Ham
Generation ... Generation ...Generation ...
Generation, Generations of Adam

Ham
Son follow father, birth follow birth
Spread the people all over the earth
Mama tell daughter how boy follow girl
Spread the people all over the wide
wide world

Generations, procreations
All the nations, multi-plications

Beget, begat, begot, begotten
Generations of Adam

Helping with the cattle
and the kettle and the cotton

Generations of Adam, generation

Generations, procreations
Generations of Adam

Generation, all the nations multiplications

Generations of Adam

Cain met a wife east of Eden
Generations of Adam
They did a little lovin', did a little breedin
Generations of Adam

Enoch, Irad and Mehujael
Lamech come from Mister Mathusael
Sheep of Jabel, Harp of Jubal
Brass and iron from the children of Tubalcai

Generations,multiplications
Moutain to valley, ocean to plain
Seth to Enos to Cainan ...
Generations of Adam

The shoulder of the son
for the father to lean on...
Generations of Adam

Mahalaleel and Jared
Follow in their shoes, another Enoch
To bring us to Methuselah...

Generations, procreations
He lived nine hundred year or so, A ...
Papa to Lamech, Grandpapa to Noah
Noah...Noah... Noah

Oh Noah, you go-a
All the way back to the protozoa

Beget, begat, begot, begotten
Generations of Adam
Helping with the cattle
and the kettle and the cotton

Generations of children of Adam

Son follow father, birth follow birth
Mama tell daughter how boy follow girl
Spread the people all over the earth

Spread the people all over the wide
wide world

Generations, generations ...
Generations of Adam
All the nations multiplications
Generations of Adam ...
Generation

Noah
My sons, young Japheth is now 17 years old and you are all grown up. The time has cmoe to shake all my cars and business from my age, conferring on younger strengths. So to divide my lands and wealth between you and to allot you your wives. Yonah, the map.

Shem you are the first born, to you I give the lower valley down as far as the lake and all its pastures, orchards, vineyards and after my death, the house and all within including my servant Yonah. My son all this I give to you.

Shem
Father, for all I have received, I thank you

Noah
For wife I give you Ayesha, daughter of Yana

Shem
Father, for all I have received, I thank you

Noah
Ham you are the second born, to you I give the hills west and south of the home valley and land connecting including all the home valleys, pastures and stables. My son all this I give to you

Ham
Father, for all I received , I thank you

Noah
For wife I give you Aphra, daughter of Majaliel

Ham
Thank you father !. I mean, Father for all I have received I thank you

Noah
Japheth, you are the last born. To you, I give the farmhouse by the river, the mill, water meadow and the upper valley as far as the waterfall, but not beyond. My son all this I give to you

No response from Japheth

Shem
Father, for all he has received, he thanks you

Noah
For wife, I give you Thalia, daughter of Aras

Ham
Father...

Japheth
NO, no thankyou Papa. Keep it , keep it all. You can keep your waterfalls


Noah
Silence

Mama Noah
Please Japheth

Noah
Is your bride not beautiful enough
Is your portion not sufficient Japheth
Japheth, I only want what is good for you

Japheth
What you want is grateful children
in your debt and your control
Well I won't take your shiny bargain
Play my share and lose my soul
Do you think you own us now
All bought and paid for
Is this all I was made for

Noah
Japheth
There are things a father knows a child cannot
Out of chaos I made order
There is no need for you to learn
How quickly chaos can lead you

Japheth
I see ships coming out of the harbour
to some port of call I've never seen
I've dreamed of islands covered in coral
Lands of ice and sun somewhere
For beyond where oceans meet the sky
and before I die
Damn me to hell but I've got to be there

Noah
Japheth is to leave this family now
You leave it forever

Japheth
I'm honoured

Mama Noah
Japheth, please

You leave it forever
You leave it forever

Japheth
Goodbye Yonah
I am bound for the wilderness
Too much to be found out there in the wild
and if you call me tomorrow I won't be answering back

Mama Noah
JAPHETH !

Noah
NO !
All that I had to give I gave that boy

Ham
Come Mam, lets go in. Yonah bring the map

Yonah
Yes sir
1, 2, 3
Owls are in the tree
4, 5, 6
Foxes in the styx
Japheth ! Japheth !

Civilised Society

Chorus
In a civilised society

Out side, buddy
Get outa my way
I don't got time for manners today
Got a big deal pending
It's a cute little stunt
To undercut the competition
Cut throat!
Move it or lose it pal
That means you
Our marching orders just came through
We got war games scheduled
On the Southern front
And a covert reconnaissance mission
Cut to, cut throat
Gotta teach those SOB's some respect
we got our pride and property to protect

We were born carniverous
We're not to blame
If we show a taste for blood and gristle
In a changing world
It stays the same
man is a cannabalistic missile
That's the way we live
In a civilised society
We gotta live in a civilised society ...

Chill out, Charlie
I couldn't care less
It ain't my fault the world's a mess
Anyone tells you he can change a thing
Is a fool or a politician

In unison
Girls
Sweetie, baby
Love you a bunch
Call me next week
And we'll do lunch
I hear you got trouble, but
I can't help you now
I'm late to meet my new beautician

Boys
Hallelulah
We seen the light
Our way's the only way's that right
Gotta stop them bastards
Before it's too late
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Sorry, sucker
If I done you wrong
It's a long and winning tradition

Chorus
We were born carniverous
We're not to blame
If we show a taste for blood and gristle
In a changing world
It stays the same
man is a cannabalistic mission
Thats the way we live
In a civ-ilised society
The way we live
In a civ-ilised society

Degenerations

Father
In the beginning .. I a vow in the beginning
I loved these children. my creations
Somewhere now a snake is grinning
It's all degenerations
Degenerations, degenerations
degenerations, since Adam

Disrespect, disobedience
when I made them
did I choose the wrong ingredients
they resist me, they resent me
that I made them repent me

The wickedness of man is great in the earth
And every imagination of his heart is only evil
I will blot out mankind
from the face of this earth
Both man and beast and every creeping thing
the end of all flesh has come before me

Let there be, let there be,let there be
Nothing, nothing, nothing. Let there be chaos


Father
Noah ?

Noah
Yes Father

Father
Have you finished it ?

Noah
Nearly father

Father
It's taken long enough

Noah
A year and a half

Father
We said a year

Noah
Yes I knw Father but it isn't easy building arks. Gopher wood is very scarece. I still haven't figured out exactly what a cubit is. With only my two boys to help me I got old and tired. I'm sure I'm not worth saving

Father
I'll be the judge of that

Noah
And what about the animlas. Where are they to come form, so many of them are dead you know now

Father
Finish the ark and see what we wil see

Noah
Riddles,always riddles

Father
Finish the ark

Noah
Father ?

Father
Yes

Noah
Are you sure Father ?

Chorus
Civilised Society

Father
Yes

Noah
I know we've been through this before
I know you're weary of my asking

Father
Finish the ark

Noah
A thought
A minor detail
Father?, Father !!

Shem
Father, we're all waiting

Japheth
All right

Noah
Where's the mallet, the final plank ?

Ham
Here Father

Noah
The final peg

Aphra
I can't wait

Noah
With this last peg of gopherwood, you Ark, oh Lord, is finished

Mama Noah
Allelulia

Noah
We did it

Shem, Ham, Aphra & Aysha In harmony
We did it

Shipshape


Shem, Ham, Aphra and Ayesha
Asking us, to build a boat
Is not the best idea if its supposed to float
But six months later, lookit! wow
Ev'rything is shipshape now

Now... we dropped the stern
We broke the stern
And then there wa the day
We let the rudder burn
Di we have the know how ? No how !
But ev'rything is shipshape now

Ship, ship, ship shipshape
Who woulda thought it
Look what we wrought, it
Really does deserve a plaudit
Shipshape
I thought we'd bought it
But eat your heart out Davy Jones
You aint gonna claim these bones!

There were days
I'd've bet
Instead if high and dry
We'd end up low and wet
But break that bottle 'cross the prow
Ev'rything is shipshape now

It took:
Leader...ship, Partner ...ship
Draughtsman... ship, Craftsman... ship
Don't want to give into the sin of pride
But I feel a little self satisfied
And I see a couple of heroes I'd
Declare deserve a bow ....

Ham, Aphra, Ayesha
Like Shem!

Shem
Me ?

Ham, Aphra,Ayesha
Good old Shem
You had muscles when we needed them
To carry the lumber, the timber
the tubs of pitch
We couldn't have done it without you

Shem, Aphra, Ayesha
Or ham, Did you say Ham?

Yes Ma'am
He sawed each plank and beam and jamb

Ham
and sometimes I even knew which was which

Shem, Aphra, Ayesha
We couldn't have done it without you

Ham and Shem
And what about Aphra and Ayesha ?
Our better half!

Aphra and Ayesha
Who, us ? We did nothing
Don't make us laugh

Ham and Shem
the pickling and preserving
th patching and the packing
The sorting and the storing
And the stitching and the stacking

Aphra and Ayesha
Well, your jobs were harder

Ham and Shem
But yours took more time

Shem, Ham, Aphra and Ayesha
Face it - we all were sublime
I'm glad we found our hidden skills
I wasn't very good at growing gills
Hallelulajah and hosannah and Holy cow
Ev'rything is shipshape....

When those grey skies sing the blues
We'll be on a ocean cruise
wait a minute - look who's
standing over there that we haven't mentioned yet
Who made contributions we must not forget
Who kept us fit?, Who kept us fed ?
Who when we were lazy shook us out of bed?
Who's the major reason we'll be sailing
instead, of sinking like a pig in a slough

Who?, Mama!

So let it rain, let it pour
Come on, come on, come on, what are you waiting for ?
Let that lightening crack- kapow
Ev'rything is shipshape ...
Ev'rything is shipshape...

Despite the fact we couldn't tell
a schooner from a scow
A frigate from a freighter
from a dinghy from a dhow
We built ourseleves an ark
although we couldn't tell you how

Let the thunder rip, we'll be on a trip
in the sweetest little skif a
skipper'd ever care to skip
Ev'rything is tip-top ship.. shape. Now ...
I'd never've believed it
but we're shipshape now !!

Noah
Not tonight Mama

Mama Noah
Every night, Japheth will always have a place at this table

Noah
He's not coming back Mama

Mama Noah
Don't say that I'm not listening

Aphra
Yonah, where's the wine ?

Yonah
I'm sorry ma'am

Ayesha
Bring the sugar please and water


The work that girl does for us, we are crazy to leave her behind

Aysha
We have ...

Aphra
Aysha !

Ham
We're going to need all the the help we can can get on that ark

Shem
Father told Papa, only this one family

Aphra
She has no other family

Noah
She is not your family. You all know her ancestry

Ham
But Papa !

Noah
God said unto me to take on the ark my wife, and sons and sons wives. That's all he chose and so all others must remain

Aysha
But Yonah

Noah
Especially Yonah.
She's a daughter of the race of Cain who has brought murder to the world
and spread poison through the ages
Like a taint in the blood
Now they must all die
They are the reason for this flood
And who are we to question or to doubt
The doom our Father has chosen
God decides, man abides
Subject closed

Yonah
One, two, three
Owls are in the tress
four, five, six
foxes in the styx

Oh Father for all I have received
Oh Father I know the end is near
You know I have not asked before
But for tonight I pray to you Father
Save me
I will not ask again
Three, two, one
Now we all go home

Father appears in the guise of a stranger to Noah's house
Noah
Welcome Sir

Father
Are you Noah ? Is this your Ark ?

Noah
Father's ark

Father
Ah yes, a very handsome plan

Noah
Thank you

But no room for a stranger I suppose ?

Noah
Only my family and myself

Father
You haven't even asked me who I am

Noah
It would make no difference

Father
Are you sure ?

Noah
See that girl over there, she has lived with this family since the age of 10, even she must stay behind

Father
Why?

Noah
She is born of the tribe of Cain, most hated by God

Father
Did he say so ?

Noah
I am his servant, I know his mind

Father
What a cruel and unforgiving God he must be

Noah
He may appear to be

Father crosses to where Yonah is sitting
Yonah
What do you want ?

Father
Farewell my child

(To Noah)I will leave you to your ark

Noah
Gods' ark

Father
No, your ark Noah

Father
A tortoise !

Noah
A desitultoinsignificance to give it its proper name

Father
Oh is that right ?

Noah
A very healthy specimen. Thank you for warnign me

Father
Well we can't be too careful with Gods creatures

Noah
Well goodnight

Father
Goodnight

Mama Noah
What a strange man

Noah
Very strange

Shem
DON'T MOVE !!

Aysha
What is it ?

Shem
A cobra

Aysha
Where ? Aahhhh

Noah
Shem, put down the axe

Ham
Papa !

Noah
Do as I say
Don't move

Ham
What is it papa ?

Noah
Anyone see another tortoise ?

Aysha
Another snake over here

Ham
I found a tortoise here papa

Noah
It's happening
It's happening
Praise to God
Come here's a list of animals
Cross them off
Starts crossing them off ....

The Return of the Animals

Instrumental

Noah
Wonderful, did you get them all down on you list?
Sleep well my freinds, tomorrow may be an eventful day

Children of Eden
How you must blame us
We who are human, we spoil your home
God made you our charges
He made you our victims
Now that we're starting a new
Can we give Eden back to you

Who's there ?
Yonah, come here girl, where are you going ?
You do understand why you're not coming with us don't you ?
I'm sorry

Stranger to the Rain

Yonah
Shed no tears for me
There'll be rain enough today
I'm wishing you godspeed
As I wave you on your way
This won't be the first time
I've stayed behind to face
The bitter consequences
of an ancient fall from grace
I'm a daughter from the race of Cain
I am not a stranger to the rain
Orphan to the storm
that's a role I've played before
I've learned not to tremble
when I hear the thunder roar
I don't curse what I can't change
I just play the hand I'm dealt
And when they lighten up the rations
I tighten up my belt
I won't say I've never felt the pain
But I am not a stranger to the rain

And somwhere far from safety
There's a man thats wandering free
His story isn't mine
But he's as much alone as me
he has left his home
To walk among the wounded and the slain
And when the storm comes
crashing on the plain the will dance before the lightening
To music sacred and profain

Oh, shed no tears for me
Light no candles for my sake
The journey I'll be making
is one we all must make
Shoulder to the wind
I'll turn my face into the spray
And when the heavens open
Let the drops fall where they may
If they finally wash away the stain
>From a dughter of the race of Cain
I am not a stranger to the rain, Let it rain.....

Japheth
Yonah, Yonah, it's me

Yonah
Japheth, is that you Japheth ?

Japheth
Yes, ssh don't say a word
What's that ?

Yonah
A panther. Mind the gorilla !

Japheth
Sorry, where did they all come from?

Yonah
They just came

Japheth
So, it's really going to happen

Yonah
Looks like it

Japheth
How is everyone ?

Yonah
I'll go and wake them. We must tell them you're here

Japheth
Yonah, wait, listen

I left this valley
The world was calling
I swore I'd never come back crawling
I'd stay forever oh but ...

Yonah
Come listen to this

Japheth
Then one day I started to hear the strange rumours
A flood, a deluge of wild stories grew
Hear papa's name and I knew it was true
All I could think of was you
All I could think of was you

Yonah
Japheth, I'm leaving here tonight
I'm not going on the ark

Japheth
Why ?

Yonah
Why do you think ?

Japheth
You're a daughter of the race of Cain
Then together we will face the rain

Yonah
Don't be stupid

Japheth
I don't give a damn for the thunder of Father
Come hell & high water WhateverI do
All I can think of is you
I came back for you

Act 2 continued