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Candide - 03 Best of all possible worlds

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Uploaded on Jun 3, 2008

From the 2005-"Live on Broadway"-version, with the New York Philharmonic under conductor Marin Alsop.

Dr. Pangloss: Sir Thomas Allen
Candide: Paul Groves
Cunegonde: Kristin Chenoweth
Paquette: Janine LaManna
Maximillian: Jeff Blumenkrantz

LYRICS:
DR. PANGLOSS.
Syllogism Number One.
Snce this is the only possible world, it follows . . .

MAXIMILIAN.
That this is the best of all possible worlds.

DR. PANGLOSS.
Correct. Ergo. Since this is the best of all possible worlds, it follows . . .

CUNEGONDE.
That everything that happens in this world is for the best.

DR. PANGLOSS.
Correct.
So if any man says all is well.

MAXIMILLIAN.
He lies!

CUNEGONDE.
Everything is not well

PUPILS.
Everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.

PANGLOSS.
Let us review Lesson Eleven.

PUPILS.
Paragraph two, axiom seven.

PANGLOSS.
ONCE ONE DISMISSES
THE REST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS,
ONE FINDS THAT THIS IS
THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS.

PUPILS.
ONCE ONE DISMISSES
THE REST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS,
ONE FINDS THAT THIS IS
THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS.

PANGLOSS.
PRAY, CLASSIFY PIGEONS AND CAMELS.

MAXIMILLIAN.
PIGEONS CAN FLY.

PAQUETTE.
CAMELS ARE MAMMALS.

PANGLOSS.
THERE IS A REASON
FOR EV'RYTHING UNDER THE SUN.

CANDIDE
THERE IS A SEASON
FOR EV'RYTHING UNDER THE SUN.

MAXIMILIAN.
OBJECTION!
WHAT ABOUT SNAKES?

PANGLOSS.
SNAKES.
'TWAS SNARE THAT TEMPTED MOTHER EVE.
BECAUSE OF SNAKE WE NOW BELIEVE
THAT 'THO' DEPRAVED,
WE CAN BE SAVED
FROM HELL-FIRE AND DAMNATION.

PUPILS.
BECAUSE OF SNAKE'S TEMPTATION.

PANGLOSS.
IF SNAKE HAD NOT SEDUCED OUR LOT,
AND PRIMED US FOR SALVATION,
JEHOVAH COULD NOT PARDON ALL
THE SINS THAT WE CALL CARDINAL,
INVOLVING BED AND BOTTLE

PUPILS
NOW ON TO ARISTOTLE.

PANGLOSS
MANKIND IS ONE.
ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS.

PUPILS.
AS YOU'D HAVE DONE,
DO UNTO OTHERS.

PANGLOSS.
IT'S UNDERSTOOD IN
THIS BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS.

MAXIMILLIAN
ALL IS FOR THE GOOD IN
THIS BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS.

CANDIDE.
OBJECTION! WHAT ABOUT WAR?

PANGLOSS.
WAR.
THOUGH WAR MAY SEEM A BLOODY CURSE,
IT IS A BLESSING IN REVERSE.
WHEN CANNON ROAR,
BOTH RICH AND POOR
BY DANGER ARE UNITED.

MAXIMILLIAN
'TIL EV'RYTHING WRONG IS RIGHTED.

PANGLOSS.
PHILOSOPHERS MADE EVIDENT
THE POINT THAT I HAVE CITED.
'TIS WAR MAKES EQUAL,
AS IT WERE,
THE NOBLE AND THE COMMONER,
THUS WAR IMPROVES RELATIONS.

PUPILS
NOW ON TO CONJUGATIONS.

PANGLOSS
AMO, AMAS, AMAT, AMAMUS.

PUPILS.
AMO, AMAS, AMAT, AMAMUS.

PANGLOSS.
PROVING THAT THIS IS
THE BEST OF AL POSSIBLE WORLDS.




PUPILS.
WITH LOVE AND KISSES
THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS.

PANGLOSS/PUPILS
QUOD ERAT DEMONSTRADUM!
Q. E. D.
AMO, AMAS.
AMAT, AMAMUS.
Q. E. D.
QUOD ERAT DEMONSTRADUM!

ALL
QUOD ERAT DEMONSTRANDUM
IN THIS BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE, POSSIBLE, POSSIBLE WORLDS!
QUOD ERAT DEMONSTRANDUM!

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