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'No one mourns the wicked' is the first song in the play, and the first song that was written.


PlotEdit

The people in Oz are singing about how happy they were the wicked witch of the west, was dead. Saying it was 'Good news' they call Glinda, and she sings about how happy she is, but she points out it could not have been easy for Elphaba, the people in oz don't think Glinda is right about that. They sing some more about it, and she asks if people are born wicked, or if they become wicked later. She points out that she had a mother, and that she had a father. She shows them Elphaba's birth, and before. The father is leaving and the mother does not care, but the father is sad and tells her he will miss her, she says it was okay, and it was only one night. He tells her to know that he was in her heart while, he was out of her sight. Glinda says that, like every family, they had secrets. Another man comes in, one he father has left, the mother and this man, dance. He tells her it is his last night in town, and drink this green drink he has. She drinks it, and spends the night with the man. The father comes the next day. Months later, a midwife is wi the mother and the father, she says the baby is coming, She is born green. Glinda says it could not have been easy, but the people in Oz don't care. So, she sings with them. There is no song before it, and the song after it is 'Dear old Shiz'. It is not one of the more popular songs in the play.

Lyrics Edit

Sung=Normal tex or CAPS

Spoken=Bold


Ozians

GOOD NEWS!

SHE'S DEAD!

THE WITCH OF THE WEST IS DEAD!

THE WICKEDEST WITCH THERE EVER WAS

THE ENEMY OF ALL OF US HERE IN OZ

IS DEAD!

GOOD NEWS!

GOOD NEWS!


Someone in crowd

Look! It's Glinda!


Glinda

Fellow Ozians ...

LET US BE GLAD

LET US BE GRATEFUL

LET US REJOICIFY THAT GOODNESS COULD SUBDUE

THE WICKED WORKINGS OF YOU-KNOW-WHO

ISN'T IT NICE TO KNOW

THAT GOOD WILL CONQUER EVIL?

THE TRUTH WE'LL ALL BELIEVE'LL BY AND BY

OUTLIVE A LIE

FOR YOU AND ~ ~


Someone in crowd

NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED


Another Person

NO ONE CRIES:"THEY WON'T RETURN!"


All

NO ONE LAYS A LILY ON THEIR GRAVE


Man

THE GOOD MAN SCORNS THE WICKED!


People

THROUGH THEIR LIVES, OUR CHILDREN LEARN:


All

WHAT WE MISS

WHEN WE MISBEHAVE ...


Glinda

AND GOODNESS KNOWS

THE WICKED'S LIVES ARE LONELY

GOODNESS KNOWS

THE WICKED DIE ALONE

IT JUST SHOWS WHEN YOU'RE WICKED

YOU'RE LEFT ONLY

ON YOUR OWN ...


All

YES, GOODNESS KNOWS

THE WICKED'S LIVES ARE LONELY

GOODNESS KNOWS

THE WICKED CRY ALONE

NOTHING GROWS FOR THE WICKED

THEY REAP ONLY

WHAT THEY'VE SOWN ...


Glinda

Are people born Wicked? Or do they have Wickedness thrust upon them? After all, she had a father. She had a mother, as so many do... (flashback}

Father

How I hate to go and leave you lonely


Mother

That's alright--It's only just one night

FATHER

BUT KNOW THAT YOU'RE HERE IN MY HEART

WHILE I'M OUT OF YOUR SIGHT...


Glinda

And like every family-they had their secrets.


Lover

Have another drink, my dark-eyed beayty

I've got just one more night left, here in town

So have another drink of green elixir

And we'll have ourselves a litter mixer

Have another little swallow, little lady

And follow me down....


Glinda

And of course, from the moment she was born, she was - well - different ...


Midwife

It's coming


Father

Now?


Midwife

The baby's coming


Father

And how!


Midwife and Father

! see a nose

I see a curl

It's a healthy, perfect

Lovely little-


Father

Sweet Oz!


Mother

What is it? What's wrong?


MIdwife

How can it be?


Father

What does it mean?


Midwife

It's atrocious!


Father

It's obscence!I


Midwife and Father:

Like a froggy, ferny cabbage

The baby is unnaturally-


All

GREEN!


Father

Take it away ... take it away! (End of flashback)

Glinda

So you see - it couldn't have been easy!


All

NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED

NOW AT LAST, SHE'S DEAD AND GONE

NOW AT LAST, THERE'S JOY THROUGHOUT THE LAND

AND

GOODNESS KNOWS

WE KNOW WHAT GOODNESS IS

GOODNESS KNOWS

THE WICKED DIE ALONE


Glinda

She died alone....


All

WOE TO THOSE

WHO SPURN WHAT GOODNESSES

THEY ARE SHOWN

NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED ...


Glinda

Good news!


Crowd

NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED!


Glinda

GOOD NEWS!


All

NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED!

WICKED!

WICKED!

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