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1-Long ago, and far away,
in a village high on a mountaintop,
something amazing was occurring.
At the very same moment, two identical baby girls were born.
One, a baby Princess. The King and Queen were overjoyed.
Princess Anneliese would have only the finest.
The second baby girl was named Erika.
Her parents loved her every bit as much as the King and Queen loved the Princess.
But they worried. They were so poor.
How would they be able to care for their little daughter?
Many years passed.
The Princess learned her royal duties,
while Erika worked long and hard as a seamstress for the spiteful Madame Carp.
With lives so different, it wasn’t surprising that the Princess
and the Pauper never met.
But fate decreed they would.
It all started at the Royal Mine.
When the miners informed the Queen the gold had run out.
The widowed Queen was shocked.
The Kingdom was no bankrupt. How was she going to take care of her people?
If only she could call on her trusted advisor Preminger,
But he was away on a long journey.
She needed to do something quickly to save the Kingdom.
And then it struck her.
Nearby lived a rich young King who was seeking a wife.
Oh. We’re late, late, late. We have 20 maximum 22 minutes for your royal fitting.
Then it’s move, move, move. Your speech at the Historical Society.
After that we have the rush. And I mean rush
to the Horicortural Society Tea.
And then there’s your math lessons, your geography lessons, your science…
All my life I’ve always wanted to have one day just for me.
Nothing to do and for once nowhere I need to be.
With no lessons, Lords, or lunches, Or ‘to do’ list in the way,
No one to say when to eat or read or leave or stay
That would be the day
All my life I’ve always wanted To have one day for myself
Not waking up with a pile of work on every shelf.
With no hems in need of pressing, and no sleeves in disarray,
No wedding gown with a thousand stitches to crochet
And no debt to pay.
What do you think I’m running here? A cabaret?
I would’ve said a debtor’s prison.
Keep laughing. You’ll be working for me for another 37 years.
But I’ve already paid off more than half.
But there’s interest isn’t there?
Your parents should’ve thought of that before they borrowed so much.
– They did it to feed me! – Their mistake.
– What would it be like to be… – What would it be like to be…
– Free. – Free.
Free to try crazy things
Free from endless IOU’s
– Free to find – Free to see
And marry whom I choose.
I’m so sorry, my darling,
but as you know, it is vital you marry King Dominick.
It is the only way to take care of our people.
I know. It’s my duty.
Oh, and look!
Another engagement gift.
You would think that I’m so lucky that I have so many things
I’m realizing that every present comes with strings.
Though I know I have so little, my determination’s strong.
People will gather around the world to hear my song.
Can I come along?
– Now I fear I’ll never be
– Soon I will forever be
– Free! – Free!
If I close my eyes I’d feel myself fly up a thousand miles away
I could take flight but would it be right?
My conscious tells me stay.
– I’ll remain forever royal
– I’ll repay my parent’s debt
Duty means doing the things your heart they well regret
But I’ll never stop believing
She can never stop my schemes
There’s more to living than gloves and gowns and threads and seams
In my dreams
I’ll be free!
Ok, what idiot put this in here?
Oh, that would be me.
Let us review, shall we? We are stealing gold!
– Is this shiny? – No.
– Valuable? – No.
– Gonna make the boss happy? – No.
Focus, Nick. That’s what you need. That and
Master Preminger, you’re back… here… early.
Hope you had a nice journey.
Here you are, sir. The last of the gold from the Royal Mine.
– There’s nothing left. – Yeah, ‘cos it’s all yours!
Yes, it is, very much mine.
I’ve been bowing, I’ve been scraping, I’ve been lying like a rug
And for 10 long years I’ve had to pay my dues.
But today I am escaping, for the last hole has been dug
It was waiting there, so how could I refuse?
I’m returning home a hero who’s discovered mighty wealth
and what better husband could a Princess choose?
I’m the suitor who will suit her, bring the Kingdom back to health,
and I’ll wear the crown, for how could I refuse?
Raise every glass and rouse every cheer!
Praise that the reign of Preminger is here!
Master in charge of all that I see
All hail me!
And by marrying the Princess I get all that I desire,
Like a moat, an ermine coat and palace views
Even though she treats me coldly, it’s a sign of inner fire
For inside she’s thinking, “How can I refuse?”
Right, except for this one little problem, Boss.
– That’s Prince Boss to you! – Right, and
The Queen decided to marry her off to the King of Dulcenia next week.
Making a decision without me? Who does she think she is?
Uh, the Queen?
– You simpering simpleton! – Well, she is the Queen!
She’s got a crown, a scepter, and sits in her great big fancy chair…
– and those… – Silencio!
No! I won’t let go!
This peasant’s son won’t turn and run because the reckless royal chose another beau!
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