Webber Andrew Lloyd
This is a very strange song to say the least. Befroe I watched the movie, I knew that has lots of chord changes, but there was more. The beginning is straightforward enough, the end is really complicated that even I can't put the chords and lyrics in correctly. The chords and lyrics are based on the 2004 version of 'Phantom of the Oprah' by John Schumacher. Intro from drumroll: D A/C# Bm Bm/A G D/A A A7 FIRMIN Gm "Mys-tery after gala night," it says, "Mys-tery of soprano's flight!" Fm "Mys-tified all the papers say, we are mys-tified - we suspect foul play!" Em Am Bad news on so-prano scene - G C first Carlotta, now Chris-tine! Bm Em Still, at least the seats get sold Dm G7 gossip's worth its weight in gold . . . C G/B Am Am/G What a way to run a business! F Dm G Spare me these unending trials! C G/B Half your cast disap-pears, Am Fm7 but the crowd still cheers! C/G O-pera! G To hell with Gluck and Handel - G7 Gm Have a scandal and you'll sure to have a hit! ANDRE Gm Damnable! Will they all walk out? This is damnable! FIRMIN Andre, please don't shout . . . Fm It's pub-licity! And the take is vast! Free publicity! ANDRE But we have no cast . . . FIRMIN Em But Andre, Am have you seen the queue? (Timing is slightly off, strum softly) G F G Dm/F C (Spoken)Oh, it seems you've got one too . . . ANDRE D A/C# Bm Bm/A "Dear... Andre what a charming gala! G Em A Chris-tine was in a word, 'sub-lime'! D D/C# Bm Gm7 We were hardly be-reft when Car-lotta left - D/A A On that note, the diva's a disaster A7 D must you cast her when you see she's past her prime?" FIRMIN D D/C# Bm Bm/A "Dear Firmin, just a brief re-minder: G Em A (Spoken)my salary has not been paid. D D/C# Bm Gm7 Send it care of the ghost, by re-turn of post. D/A (Spoken) P.T.O.: A No-one likes a debtor, A7 so it's better if my orders are obeyed!" Bb7 (with drumroll) FIRMIN/ANDRE Eb Bb/D Cm Cm/Bb Who would have the gall to send this? Ab Fm Bb Someone with a puerile brain! FIRMIN Eb Bb/D These are both signed "O.G." . . . ANDRE Cm Abm7 Who the hell is he? BOTH Eb/C Opera ghost! FIRMIN Bb It's nothing short of shocking! ANDRE He is mocking our position! FIRMIN Bb7 In addition he wants money! ANDRE What a funny admiration BOTH to expect a large retainer! Nothing plainer - Dm he is clearly quite insane! (Strum loudly and rapidly) (RAOUL Dm Where is she?) ANDRE You mean Carlotta? RAOUL I mean Miss Daae - where is she? FIRMIN Well, how should we know? RAOUL I want an answer - Cm7 I take it that you sent me this note? FIRMIN What's all this nonsense? ANDRE Dm Of course not! FIRMIN Don't look at us! RAOUL She's not with you, then? FIRMIN Dm Of course not! ANDRE We're in the dark . . . RAOUL Monsieur, don't argue - Cm7 Isn't this the letter you wrote? FIRMIN NC And what is it, that we're meant to have wrote? (Realizing his mistake) (Spoken) Ugh, Written ! ANDRE (Spoken) (strum once softly and ring) B "Do not fear for Miss Daae. A G The Angel of Music has her under his wing. Fm Make no attempt to see her again." RAOUL (Spoken) If you didn't write it, who did? (Strum loudly and rapidly) CARLOTTA Bbm Where is he? (ANDRE Ah, welcome back!) CARLOTTA Your precious patron - where is he? RAOUL What is it now? CARLOTTA I have your letter - Bm7 a letter which I rather resent! FIRMIN And did you send it? RAOUL Bbm Of course not! ANDRE (spoken) As if he would! CARLOTTA You didn't send it? RAOUL Bbm Of course not! FIRMIN (spoken) What's going on . . .? CARLOTTA You dare to tell me, Bm that this is not the letter you sent? RAOUL And what is it that I'm meant to have sent? RAOUL(Spoken) (strum once softly and ring) G "Your days at the Opera Populaire are numbered. Bm Christine Daae will be singing on your behalf tonight. Be prepared for a great misfortune, Am Gm should you attempt to take her place." ANDRE/FIRMIN F C/E Dm Dm/A Far too many notes for my taste - Bb Gm C and most of them about Chris-tine! F F All we've heard since we came Dm Ebm (ring) is Miss Da-ae's name . . . GIRY Dm (strum once softly and stop immediately) Miss Daae has returned. FIRMIN I hope no worse for wear F as far as we're concerned. ANDRE Eb Where precisely is she now? GIRY I thought it best that she was alone . . . MEG Dm She needed rest. RAOUL Gm May I see her? GIRY Dm No, monsieur, she will see no-one. CARLOTTA & PIANGI Bb Will she sing? Will she sing? GIRY Dm Here, I have a note . . . RAOUL/CARLOTTA/ANDRE NC Let me see it! FIRMIN (Spoken) Please! (Opens the letter and reads. The PHANTOM'S voice gradually takes over) NC "Gentlemen, I have now sent you several notes of the most amiable nature, detailing how MY theatre is to be run. You have not followed my instructions. I shall give you one last chance . . ." PHANTOM'S VOICE (taking over) . . . Christine Daae has returned to you, and I am anxious her career should progress. In the new production of "Il Muto", you will therefore cast Carlotta as the Pageboy, and put Miss Daae in the role of Countess. Ab The role which Miss Daae plays calls for charm and appeal. The role of the Pageboy is silent - which makes my casting, in a word . . . ideal. Spoken NC I shall watch the performance from my normal seat in Box Five, which will be kept empty for me. Should these commands be ignored, a disaster beyond your imagination will occur. I remain, Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, O.G." CARLOTTA Dm Christine! ANDRE Whatever next . . .? CARLOTTA It's all a ploy to help Christine! FIRMIN This is insane . . . CARLOTTA I know who sent this: Cm The Vicomte - her lover! RAOUL Indeed? Can you believe this? ANDRE Dm Sig-nora! CARLOTTA O traditori! FIRMIN This is a joke! ANDRE This changes nothing! CARLOTTA O mentitori! FIRMIN Signora! ANDRE You are our star! FIRMIN And always will be! ANDRE Cm Sig-nora . . . FIRMIN The man is mad! ANDRE We don't take orders! FIRMIN Cm (strum once and stop) Miss Daae will be playing the Pageboy- NC the silent role . . . ANDRE/FIRMIN Cm Car-lotta will be playing the lead! CARLOTTA Gm G It's useless trying to ap-pease me! F You're only saying this to please me! CARLOTTA Signori, e vero? CARLOTTA& PIANGI Eb Non, non, non voglio udire ! Lasciatemi morire! C# O padre mio! Dio! GIRY C# Who scorn his word, Ab be-ware to those . . . (CARLOTTA You have reviled me!) GIRY Dm The angel sees, C the angel knows . . . CARLOTTA Am You have rebu-u-uked me! ANDRE/FIRMIN D Signora, pardon us . . . CARLOTTA Am You have re-pla-a-aced me! ANDRE/FIRMIN Please, Signora, we beseech you . . . GIRY Eb D Bb Ab This hour shall see your darkest fears . . . MEG/RAOUL I must see her . . . CARLOTTA Abbandonata! Deseredata! O, sventurata! GIRY The angel knows, the angel hears . . . RAOUL Where did she go . . .? CARLOTTA Abbandonata! Disgraziata! ANDRE/FIRMIN Signora, sing for us! Don't be a martyr . . . RAOUL/GIRY/MEG Em What new surprises lie in store . . .? ANDRE/FIRMIN/CHARLOTTA C Our star . . .!