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'The Wizard and I' is the third song in Act 1. It was also one of the last songs written for the play, but there was an older version of it that was changed. For the older version, see Making Good.


PlotEdit

Madame Morrible tells Elphaba that she will write to the Wizard, and tell him about Elphaba. Elphaba, who has always wanted to meet, and work with the Wizard, is happy about this. For most of this song, Elphaba is the one singing, as Madame Morrible leaves in the beginning of the song, Elphaba says that when someone is working with the Wizard, no one thinks there strange. no sister will act upset about being related to someone once the work with the Wizard, and that no father would be proud. She also thinks that maybe while working with the Wizard, he will take away her green skin. And she says that she somehow new that the in all of oz, people would all be talking about something, that was all to do with her. The song before this one is Dear old Shiz. And the song after it is What is this feeling?.

Lyrics. Edit

Sung=Normal Text

Spoken=Bold


Madam Morrible

 Oh, Miss Elphaba

Many years

I have waited

For a gift like yours to appear

Why, I predict the Wizard

Could make you his

Magic grand vizier!

My dear, my dear

I'll write at once to the Wizard

Tell him of you in advance

With a talent like yours, dear

There is a defint-ish chance

If you work as you should

You'll be making good

Elphaba

Did that really just happen?

Have I actually understood?

This weird quirk I've tried

To suppress or hide

Is a talent that could

Help me meet the Wizard

If I make good

So I'll make good;

When I meet the Wizard,

Once I prove my worth,

And then I meet the Wizard

What I've waited for since,

(Spoken:) Since birth!

And with all his Wizard wisdom,

By my looks, he won't be blinded.

Do you think the Wizard is

dumb?

Or, like Munchkins, so small-minded?

No!

He'll say to me, "I see who you truly are -

A girl of whom I can rely!"

And that's how we'll begin

The Wizard and I:

Once I'm with the Wizard

My whole life will change

'Cuz once you're with the Wizard

No one thinks you're strange!

No father is not proud of you,

No sister acts ashamed

And all of Oz has to love you

When by the Wizard, you're acclaimed

And this gift or this curse I have inside

Maybe at last, I'll know why

When we are hand in hand -

The Wizard and I!

And one day, he'll say to me,

"Elphaba, A girl who is so superior,

Shouldn't a girl who's so good inside

Have a matching exterior?

And since folks here to an absurd degree

Seem fixated on your verdigris.

Would it be all right by you

If I de-greenify you?"

And though of course, That's not important to me.

"All right, why not?" I'll reply

Oh, what a pair we'll be The Wizard and I;

Yes, what a pair we'll be The Wizard and...

Unlimited

My future is unlimited

And I've just had a vision

Almost like a prophecy I know - it sounds truly crazy

And true, the vision's hazy

But I swear, someday there'll be

A celebration throughout Oz

That's all to do with me!

And I'll stand there with the Wizard,

Feeling things I've never felt.

And though I'd never show it,

I'll be so happy, I could melt!

And so it will be

For the rest of my life,

And I'll want nothing else

Till I die.

Held in such high esteem.

When people see me, they will scream

For half of Oz's favorite team;

The Wizard And I!!!!

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