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'One short day' is the songs Elphaba and Glinda sing, with the people in the city they go to the Emerald city it was one of the first songs written for the play, but it was a lot different from the way it is now. It is the eighth song in Act 1

PlotEdit

Elphaba is going to goto the Emerald city by herself, but Glinda is upset that Fiyero Tigelaar does not

love her anymore, so Elphaba lets Glinda come with her. They stop in this city on the way to meet the Wizard. They see all kinds of things they have never seen before while they are the Emerald city, there building that a taller then trees, and Elphaba is happy since no one is making fun of her green skin. She decides that this is where she belongs.

Lyrics Edit

Sung-Normal Text

Spoken=Bold


Elphaba

 Come with me, to the Emerald City.

Tourists


One short day In the Emerald City

Glinda

Oh, I've always wanted to see the Emerald City!

Tourists

One short day In the Emerald City

One short day In the Emerald City One short day Full of so much to do Every way That you look in the city There's something exquisite You'll want to visit Before the day's through

Elphaba


There are buildings as tall As Quoxwood trees

Glinda


Dress salons

Elphaba


And libraries

Glinda


Palaces!

Elphaba


Museums!

Both


A hundred strong There are wonders like I've never seen

Glinda I

t's all grand

Elphaba


And it's all green!


Both

I think we've found the place Where we belong I wanna be In this hoi polloi

Elphaba So I'll be back for good someday

Both To make my life and make my way

But for today, we'll wander and enjoy

All One short day In the Emerald City One short day To have a lifetime of fun One short day

Both And we're warning the city Now that we're in here You'll know we've been here

All

Before we are done!

Glinda

Elphie, come on. We'll be late for Wizomania!

Wizomania Chorus


Who's the mage Whose major itinerary Is making all Oz merrier? Who's the sage Who's sagely sailed in to save our posteriors Whose enthuse for hot air ballooning Has all of Oz honeymooning Woo - oo - oo

Isn't he wonderful, our wonderful Wizard? Audience (Wizomania Chorus) One short day (Who's the mage) In the Emerald City (Whose major itinerary) One short day (Is making all Oz merrier) To have a lifetime (Whose the sage who) Of fun (Sagely sailed in to save) (Our posteriors) What a way To be seeing the city

Both


Where so many roam to We'll call it home, to And then, just like now We can say We're just two friends

Elphaba Two good friends

Glinda Two best friends


All

Sharing one wonderful One short

Guard

The Wizard will see you now!

All


Day!

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