The Girl With The Golden Hair

- a mini-musical in 4 scenes -

INTRODUCTION

NARRATOR: And now, if you please, we’re about to begin

The scene is all set for our star to come in

Magic is hanging like smoke in the air

And all of a sudden you see her, she’s there!

The girl with the golden hair

Thank You For The Music

AGNETHA: I’m nothing special In fact, I’m a bit of a bore

If I tell a joke You’ve certainly heard it before

But I have a talent, a wonderful thing ’Cause everyone listens when I start to sing

I’m so grateful and proud

All I want is to sing it out loud

So I say

Thank you for the music

The songs I’m singing

Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing I can’t live without it I ask in all honesty

What would life be?

Without a song or a dance what are we?

So I say thank you for the music For giving it to me

Mother says I was a dancer before I could walk

She says I began to sing long before I could talk

And now I’m so grateful to all of the guys

Who bring the sweet melodies into our lives I’m in love with them all I mean Brian, Chuck, John and Paul So I say

Thank you for the music

The songs I’m singing

Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing I can’t live without it I ask in all honesty

What would life be Without a song or a dance what are we

So I say thank you for the music

For giving it to me

I’ve been so lucky

I am the girl with golden hair

I wanna sing it out to everybody

What a joy

What a life

What a chance!

Thank you for the music

The songs I’m singing

Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing I can’t live without it I ask in all honesty

What would life be?

Without a song or a dance what are we?

So I say thank you for the music It makes me happy

Thank you for the music

The songs I’m singing

Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing I can’t live without it I ask in all honesty

What would life be?

Without a song or a dance what are we?

So I say thank you for the music

For giving it to me

So I say thank you for the music

For giving it to me

NARRATOR:

By now, my dear listeners

You may think this girl is fully content in her own little world

But no, she’s ambitious

She wants to appear on TV, on records,

To launch a career

And yes, she’s successful

Her dreams have come true

She’s getting an offer

Accepting it too

She’s leaving her parents, her friends, her hometown

But now on departing

Uncertainty is starting

She’s feeling a little bit down

I Wonder(Departure)

FRIDA: This park and these houses Old streets I have walked

Everything dear

Will it be here

One day when I am returning?

My friends will get married

Have children and homes

It sounds so nice

Well planned and wise

Never expecting surprises

I wonder

It’s frightening

Leaving now, is that the right thing?

I wonder

It scares me

But who the hell am I

If I don’t even try?

I’m not a coward

Oh no, I’ll be strong

One chance in a lifetime

Yes, I will take it It can’t go wrong (instrumental break)

My friends and my family

This dull little town

Buses I’ve missed

Boys that I’ve kissed

Everything old and familiar

I wonder

Oh,It’s frightening

Leaving now, is that the right thing?

I wonder

It scares me

But who the hell am I

If I don’t even try?

I’m not a coward

Oh no, I’ll be strong

One chance in a lifetime

Yes, I will take it,

Oh yes

Yes, I will take it It can’t go wrong

NARRATOR:

Famous, successful

Now she’s a star

BACKING VOCALISTS:

She is a star

Shining, shining

NARRATOR:

Fulfilling her contracts whatever they are

The contract’s her manager signing

It happens more often

She wakes up at night

BACKING VOCALISTS:

Wakes up at night

Screaming, screaming

NARRATOR:

Riddled with nightmares she turns on the light

Frightened by what she was dreaming

Disillusioned and lonely

She feels like a clown

BACKING VOCALISTS:

Feels like a clown

Grinning, grinning

NARRATOR:

From concert to concert

From town to town

As though her whole world was spinning

She got what she wanted, and yet

She feels like a marionette!

I’m A Marionette

Agnetha & Frida:

You’re so free

That’s what everybody’s telling me Y

et I feel I’m like an outward bound

Pushed around refugee Something’s wrong

Got a feeling that I don’t belong As if I had come from outer space

Out of place like King Kong! I’m a marionette

Just a marionette

Pull the string

I’m a marionette

Everybody’s pet

Just as long as I sing

I’m a marionette

See my pirouette ’

Round and ’round

I’m a marionette

I’m a marionette

Just a silly old clown

I’m a marionette!

And I’m like a doll

Like a puppet with no will at all And somebody taught me how to walk

How to talk, how to fall! (instrumental break)

Can’t complain I got no one but myself to blame

Something’s happening I can't control

Lost my hold, it’s insane!

Look this way

Just a little smile that ‘s what they say

You’ll look better on the photograph

If you laugh that’s okay!

I’m a marionette

I’m a marionette

Pull the string

I’m a marionette

Everybody’s pet

Just as long as I sing

I’m a marionette

See my pirouette ’

Round and ’round

I’m a marionette

I’m a marionette

Just a silly old clown

I’m a marionette!

I think something’s wrong

Got a feeling that I don’t belong As if I had come from outer space

Out of place - like King Kong! I’m a marionette

I’m a marionette

Pull the string

I’m a marionette

Everybody’s pet

Just as long as

I sing I’m a marionette

See my pirouette ’

Round and ’round

I’m a marionette

I’m a marionette

Just a silly old clown

I’m a marionette!

(instrumental break) (instrumental - the girls dance in unison across the stage)

NARRATOR:

The journey from Heaven to Hell

Get on the carousel!

Get On The Carousel

BACKING VOCALISTS: Get on the carousel

Get on the carousel

Get on

The roundabout is just beginning

Get on

It's fun to see the world a-spinning

Get on the carousel

Get on the carousel

Get on

Your happiness is waiting for you

Get on

Be famous, let the world adore you

Get on the carousel

Get on the carousel

AGNETHA & FRIDA:

 .

.

Let me get off

oh please!

.

oh please!

Well all I really wanna do is get off

Well all I really wanna do is get off

.

It’ s only making me scared

.

And I don’t really care

Well all I really wanna do is get off

Oh, I really wanna go

AGNETHA:

I feel so dizzy I wanna go

Listen!

Now I don’t think I can take much more

FRIDA:

So can’t you tell ’em to make it slow

Listen!

I want the speed that I had before

AGNETHA:

I’m feeling sick and I wanna stop

Spinning!

So won’t you let me get off this thing?

FRIDA:

I got a feeling I reached the top

Spinning!

I only wanted to dance and sing

BACKING VOCALISTS: The roundabout is just beginning

Get on

It's fun to see the world a-spinning

AGNETHA & FRIDA: oh please.

Well all I really wanna do is get off

Get on the carousel

Get on the carousel

Get on

Your happiness is waiting for you

Get on

Be famous, let the world adore you

Get on the carousel

Get on the carousel

 Well all I really wanna do is get off

.

It’ s only making me scared

.

And I don’t really care

Well all I really wanna do is get off

AGNETHA:

I feel so dizzy I wanna go

Listen!

Now I don’t think I can take much more

FRIDA:

So can’t you tell ’em to make it slow

Listen!

I want the speed that I had before

AGNETHA:

I’m feeling sick and I wanna stop

Spinning!

So won’t you let me get off this thing?

FRIDA:

I got a feeling I reached the top

Spinning!

I only wanted to dance and sing

AGNETHA & FRIDA:

I’m a marionette

I’m a marionette

Pull the string

I’m a marionette

Everybody’s pet

Just as long as I sing

I’m a marionette

See my pirouette

’Round and ’round

I’m a marionette

I’m a marionette

Just a silly old clown

(instrumental break)

(I'm A Marionette reprise)

Get On The Carousel (Reprise)

BACKING VOCALISTS: The roundabout is just beginning

Get on

It's fun to see the world a-spinning

Get on the carousel

Get on the carousel

Get on

Your happiness is waiting for you

Get on

Be famous, let the world adore you

Get on the carousel

Get on the carousel

AGNETHA & FRIDA: I wanna get off

.

Get me off Well all I really wanna do is get off

Well all I really wanna do is get off

.

It’ s only making me scared

.

And I don’t really care

Well all I really wanna do is get off

AGNETHA & FRIDA: No, I’m not a coward Oh no, I’ll be strong One chance in a lifetime Yes, I will take it Yes, I will take it It can’t go wrong (instrumental break)

(I Wonder reprise)

 AGNETHA: I feel so dizzy I wanna go Listen! Now I don’t think I can take much more

FRIDA: So can't you tell ’em to make it slow Listen! I want the speed that I had before

Get On The Carousel (Reprise)

AGNETHA:

I’m feeling sick and I wanna stop

Spinning!

So won’t you let me get off this thing?

AGNETHA & FRIDA:

I got a feeling I reached the top

Spinning!

I only wanted to dance and sing

CAST (in order of appearance)

Narrator:

Francis Matthews

The Girl With The Golden Hair:

Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad

Backing Vocalists:

Lena Andersson,

Lena-Maria Gårdenäs-Lawton,

Maritza Horn

THE GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN HAIR All words and music written by

Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvæus

©1977 Union Songs AB,

except I WONDER (Departure),

written by Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson &

Björn Ulvæus ©1977 Polar Music AB

Lyrics reproduced with permission of POLAR MUSIC INTERNATIONAL AB. Used for fan club purposes only and must not be reproduced in part or whole without the express consent of the owner.

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