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SONG LIST AND SAMPLES

ACT 1

1. CAFÉ SOCIETY (TONGUE IN CHEEK/SEXY)
“LITTLE RICH GIRL GETS TO BE M’LADY SO AND SO, WHILE LORD WHOEVER KEEPS HIS CASTLE USING DADDY’S DOUGH!”

 

2. THE HEIR AND THE SPARE (WISHFUL THINKING)
“OUR HEIR AND OUR SPARE. DAVID AND BERTIE . . . WHAT A DISCONCERTING PAIR.”

 

3. JUST A BIT OF CHIT CHAT (ROMANTIC FLIRTATIOUS)
“SHE SAID WHAT SHE MEANT NOT CARING IF I WAS DISPLEASED I TELL YOU I FOUND MYSELF WEAK IN THE KNEES!!” (FLIRTATIOUS/ROMANTIC)

 

4. OF COURSE! (HUMOROUS!)
“OF COURSE! OF COURSE! OH ABSENCE IS A MIGHTY FORCE! HE’LL CRY “THELMA MY LOVE!” TO THE SKIES UP ABOVE! WALLIS YOU’RE WICKED! OF COURSE!”

 

5. WHAT A DELIGHTFUL LITTLE TRIO WE THREE (HUMOROUS!)
“ABOUT TO STAND UPON IT’S HEAD BRITISH SOCIETY!”

 

6. ALL THE GOSSIP OF THE DAY IS MRS. SIMPSON(EXCITED/JAZZY-OLD TIMEY GLAMOUR/HUMOROUS)
“ONE ACCESSORY ALONE EXPLAINS HER CHARM . . . IT’S THAT THE LADY WEARS OUR PRINCE OF WALES UPON HER ARM!”

 

7. THAT WOMAN! (UPSET/ HUMOROUS)
“THAT WOMAN . . . SHE HAS HIM ON A LEASH BEDAZZLED AND BESOTTED . . . WELL WHATEVER DAVID WANTS THAT WOMAN’S GOT IT!”

 

8. WHERE’S DAVID? (BITING WIT)
“WITH SOMEONE ELSES WIFE NO DOUBT! WHEN IT COMES TO MARRIAGE . . . IT’S HIS TICKET OUT!”

 

9. ANYWAY (ROMANTIC/MYSTERIOUS)
“PROMISE ME ANYWAY…”

 

ACT 2

10. FOR THE WORLD (BITTERSWEET)
“ . . . AND I WILL REMEMBER THE THINGS THAT WE SAID WHEN THERE’S NO ONE BUT ME TO RECALL.”

 

11. BUT YOU ARE KING (PAINFULLY HUMOROUS)
“DAVID . . . THEY MUST ALL DO YOUR BIDDING! TO USE THE AMERICAN SLANG, WALLIS . . . PLEASE TELL ME YOU’RE KIDDING!”

 

12. THE DOWDY DUCHESS (HUMOROUS)
“AND WHO’S FIGURE LOOKS LIKE MY SCOTTISH COOKS!”

 

13. UNDER AN ENGLISH SUN (CAN BE JAZZY – IT BUILDS AS SINGERS INCREASE IN NUMBER EVERY TIME THE SONG HAS A REPRISE . . . SO MAYBE APPROACH WITH A DIFFERENT VARIATION ON IT EACH TIME BUILDING TO THE LAST ONE?)
“A KING MAY KEEP A DIVORCEE, BUT MAY NOT MARRY ONE”

 

14. NOONE’S MORE PROPERLY BRITISH THAN ERNEST SIMPSON! (CELEBRATION! PRIDE! WITTY!)
“WHEN CAUGHT IN A HOTEL FIRE HE REFUSED TO FLEE THE SCENE . . . TIL DRESSED IN THE PROPER ATTIRE – EVENING CLOTHS ARE WHAT I MEAN!”

 

15. BELL FROM HELL! (DETERMINED/HONEST)
“BORN AND BREAD YOU SEE . . . TO CHARM ANY SITUATION TO ACCOMMODATING ME!

 

16. THE DECISION – (JOYFUL CLARITY)
“ONE WORD IS WRITTEN ON THE DOOR . . . THE WORD IS ABDICATION. LIFE WITH WALLIS LIES BEYOND. I’M GOING THROUGH!”

 

17. BERTIE’S MUSINGS – (HEARTFELT)
“BREAD AND WINTER, WARM BREAD AND WINTER WHAT A SMELL! THE KITCHENS LET THE MORNINGS TEACH ME WELL!”

 

18. ENGLAND NEEDS YOU (INSPIRATION! BOLSTERING CALL TO ARMS)
“IT DOES NOT NEED A GERMAN LOVER! ELIZABETH. WE’RE SPEAKING OF MY BROTHER! NO BERTIE, WE’RE SPEAKING OF ENGLAND’S NEEDS . . . AND ENGLAND NEEDS YOU!

 

19. THE FOUR OF US WE FOUR (SWEET BEDTIME SONG)
“LILLBET YOU ARE MY PRIDE AND MARGARET, YOU ARE MY JOY!“

 

20. YOU DO NOT GET TO DO THAT! (FIGHTING MAD)
“YOU DESERTED ENGLAND ON THE BRINK OF WAR SIMPLY LEFT YOUR PEOPLE FLAT NOW YOU’RE BORED AND WISH TO WIN THEM BACK? WELL YOU DO NOT GET TO DO THAT!”

 

21. GOD SAVE THE KING – (SING ALONG)

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