Songs from

A Yang for Every Yin: Dramatizations of Korean Classics

Here you can hear the songs from the plays in our book. They are arranged
in the order in which they occur in each play. For Gary Rector's compositions,
three versions of each song are presented: instrumental accompaniment,
accompaniment with melody, and accompaniment with voice. For Bill Cleary's
compositions, a few (recorded from a performance) have voice accompaniment;
others have only instrumental accompaniment. Compositions of John Holstein
have instrumental accompaniment.
Please keep in mind that, except for seven songs from Chun Hyang Song,
which were recorded from a live performance, what you hear are MIDI files
that strictly follow the written music, so they will sound quite still when not
accompanied by a voice; MIDI files do not attempt to interpret the
written music, and are only approximations of what the composer intended.
The music director and actors should develop their own interpretations.

Harelip

In the Palace of the East Sea the ten-thousand-year-old Dragon King is
dying from a disease which can be cured only with the liver of a hare. The
King's faithful thousand-year-old Chief Minister Tortoise makes the difficult
and dangerous journey to land, where he succeeds (by playing on Rabbit's
vanity) in luring her to the Sea Kingdom. When Rabbit discovers they want
her liver she claims that she took it out that morning and hid it away for
safekeeping. Tortoise reluctantly brings her back to land to get the liver, but
Rabbit escapes and then, mischievously adding salt to Tortoise's wound,
gets him to accept three of her foul-smelling "instant concentrated rabbit
liver tablets" as a substitute for her liver. She bounces off into the forest
laughing, leaving Tortoise to return to the Dragon King empty-handed. But
hers is not the last laugh.

The Wonder Workers' Song

The so-called wonder workers inform the king that he is doomed
to die of a combination of incurable conditions and they are at
a loss to do anything to save him.

Lyrics

(Worker 1:) Too much fun between the sheets.
Loads of alcoholic treats.
And your willfulness defeats the treatment.
You should have taken better care of yourself.
(Ministers:) Just what we said!

(Worker 2:) I'm afraid your liver's shot,
And your stomach's gone to pot.
Magic cures I haven't got. So sorry!
You should have exercised a little self-control.
(Ministers:) Some self-control!

(Worker 3:) Yes, the party's over now for you, Sire.
Your case is dire. You're about to expire.

(Worker 1:) Blood count's at an all-time low.
(Worker 2:) And your heart's about to blow.
(Ministers:) Hate to say we told you so, but now you know.
(All:) You should have taken better care of yourself.

The Wonder Workers' Song, accompaniment only
words and music by Gary Rector (copyright 1989 Gary Rector)

The Wonder Workers' Song, with melody
words and music by Gary Rector (copyright 1989 Gary Rector)

The Wonder Workers' Song, with voice
words and music by Gary Rector (copyright 1989 Gary Rector)

The Goddess's Song.

A divine being appears before the king to tell him that he is
not doomed to die but can be cured by eating the liver of a
hare.

Lyrics

(Goddess:) Though these guys may say you're done,
They just want to spoil your fun.
There's a cure, and I'm the one who knows it.
You shouldn't ever give up on yourself.
(Ministers and workers:) No, don't give up!

(Goddess:) Though it's quite a fix you're in,
There's a thick for every thin.
There's a yang for every yin, believe me.
No, never ever give up on yourself.
(Ministers and workers:) Things aren't so bad!

(Goddess:) And just when you think the tunnel's darkest,
You can depend on that light at the end.

So I tell you, don't despair.
Wipe away that frown you wear,
For the liver of a hare can save you.
You shouldn't ever give up on yourself.

The Goddess's Song, accompaniment only
words and music by Gary Rector (copyright 1989 Gary Rector)

The Goddess's Song, with melody
words and music by Gary Rector (copyright 1989 Gary Rector)

The Goddess's Song, with voice
words and music by Gary Rector (copyright 1989 Gary Rector)

Green (The Tortoise's Song)

The old tortoise has been sent up to the land to find and bring
back a hare. The tortoise has just arrived on land and finds
that it's not so easy to find anything because the land is
overgrown with grasses, underbrush, and trees that he can't
see over.

Lyrics

Green, far as can be seen.
The visibility's low everywhere I go.
All I see is green.

Slow, plodding to and fro.
All these rocks and trees make me puff and wheeze.
Gee, the going's slow.

My favorite mode of locomotion
Is paddling freely in the ocean.
I was never very good at the dry-land crawl,
And though I'm supposed to be the oldest and wisest of all,
At times like this, I'd rather be tall!

Where can I find a hare?
The only thing that'll save the king
Is a hare who'll share
His liver -- not his heart or his spleen.
But how can I find one when all I can see is green?
How can I find one when all I can see is green?

Green (The Tortoise's Song), accompaniment only
words and music by Gary Rector (copyright 1989 Gary Rector)

Green (The Tortoise's Song), with melody
words and music by Gary Rector (copyright 1989 Gary Rector)

Green (The Tortoise's Song), with voice
words and music by Gary Rector (copyright 1989 Gary Rector)

They Just Want to Get In (The Hare's Song)

The hare (who, by the way, insists that he is a rabbit) comes
to the royal court under the impression that he is to serve as
a sort of "minister of health." Here he has just realized that
they actually just want to cut him open to get his liver.

Lyrics

(Spoken:) I didn't eat all those vegetables
just to wind up in a pharmaceutical concoction!
(Sung:) Oh, the fate of us rabbits!
This is the thanks we get for setting the world a good example
Of healthful eating habits.

Shouldn't have listened to what that old tortoise said.
They'll make an organ donor before I'm even dead.
I thought I'd give some good advice, get kisses and hugs.
Instead I wind up sliced up, substituting for drugs.
Nobody loves me! They just want to get in.

I thought I'd serve the king until my final day,
And when I breathed my last my epitaph would say,
"Here lies the Special Royal Health-Advice Giver."
But it'll really just say, "Chopped Liver"!
Nobody appreciates me for me. They just want to get in.

They Just Want to Get In, accompaniment only
words and music by Gary Rector (copyright 1989 Gary Rector)

They Just Want to Get In, with melody
words and music by Gary Rector (copyright 1989 Gary Rector)

They Just Want to Get In, with voice
words and music by Gary Rector (copyright 1989 Gary Rector)

RX: Wisdom and Good Humor

In this finale, the king sings of his appreciation of the tortoise
and the hare, and the whole cast joins in the chorus, praising
the "curative" value of the combination of wisdom and humor.

Lyrics

(King:) Thanks to the tortoise and the hare
-- what a pair! -- I'm okay.
They combine the best of youth and age.
Clown and sage saved the day.

They showed us even good plans go amiss.
The lesson we can learn from them is this.

(All:) Temper every wise remark with wisdom.
Soften up your wisdom with some wit.
You are truly wise when you realize
Humor takes the edge off all the blunders we commit.

When your brain is slow and problems leave you
Fumbling for solutions in the dark,
Things will brighten up if you lighten up.
A little bit of laughter helps make ideas spark.

So we would like to leave you with this message.
It's one with which we know you will agree.
When life treats you to a dish too tough to chew,
Wisdom plus good humor is the perfect recipe!

RX: Wisdom and Good Humor, accompaniment only
words and music by Gary Rector (copyright 1989 Gary Rector)

RX: Wisdom and Good Humor, with melody
words and music by Gary Rector (copyright 1989 Gary Rector)

RX: Wisdom and Good Humor, with voice
words and music by Gary Rector (copyright 1989 Gary Rector)

The Song Bag

Grandpa Lopside, a poor woodcutter with a wen on his right
cheek, is caught in the mountains by a cloudburst one day
and forced to spend the night in a deserted shack frequented
by goblins. Just as the goblins are approaching the shack
Grandpa launches into a song to ward off the uneasiness he
feels at being alone in the spooky woods at night. The goblins,
who love good singing but are notoriously bad singers, burst in
on him and demand more. At the end of Grandpa's song they
offer him a sack of gold for the "song bag" on his cheek. He
insists it's not a song bag; but they think he's just trying to keep
it for himself. So they snatch it from him and leave him the sack
of gold. Within a few days Grandpa's wen-bedecked friend
"Grandma" Lopside (as tone-deaf as the goblins) hears that
Grandpa has become rich, and in his greed schemes not only
to get rid of his wen but also to get some gold. He goes back out
to the shack and tries to deceive the goblins. Meanwhile the
goblins have discovered that Grandpa's wen is not really a song
bag. So Grandma Lopside, instead of getting rid of his wen, ends
up with Grandpa's wen on his other cheek. But this is not all he gets.

Firewood

This is the song that Grandpa Lopside sings when he sells the wood
that he cuts in the mountains.

Lyrics

(Grandpa:) Firewood! Firewood!
Lucky you, come and get your firewood!
Firewood! Firewood!
Don't be shy. Come and buy firewood!

(Grandpa continues over Okie and Dokie:)
Firewood! Works just fine!
Lights so quick you'll wonder what's the trick.
Firewood! Firewood!
Burns so hot, melts your pot.
Firewood!

(Okie and Dokie:) Firewood! Grandpa Lopside!
What's your trick? Hi, Grandpa!
Firewood! Firewood!
Burns so hot, melts your pot.
Firewood!

Firewood (sung a capella)
melody by Lee Mun-hui and John Holstein, lyrics by John Holstein (copyright 1993 John Holstein)

Firewood (a more recent version)
arrangement by Lee Sae-rang; melody by Lee Mun-hui and John Holstein, lyrics by John Holstein (copyright 1993 John Holstein)

Way Back Wen

Grandpa Lopside tells his young friends Okie and Dokie how he
got his wen.

Lyrics

(Grandpa:) Way, way back when,
Way back in them good old days,
Got me my brother's tooth,
Put it under my pillow.
"Tooth Fairy, come pick up your tooth,
And by the way, bring a nice taffy
For this nice young fellow."
(Okie:) Grandpa told a lie, bold and blatant lie.
(Grandpa:) No! No! No! It was just a joke!
(Dokie:) Lie, fib, trick, jest or joke--
(Kids:) Gramps' fairy got provoked.
(Fairy:) Shame on you, Grandpa!
(Goblin:) Hee-hee! Hoo-hoo!
(Fairy:) Now you're gonna pay like all your type will pay.
(Goblin:) Naa-naa! Yaa-yaa!
(All:) Me oh my oh, what a sorry guy, oh!
Try to trick the fairy? Well!
Bettor eat your taffy fast!
(Grandpa:) What could I do?
I was asleep when that goblin came,
Sent by my fairy to Teach me a little lesson.
Planted this bag
And gave me my claim to fame.
Left me a sausage from Baek's delicatessen.
(Dokie:) Soon the word got out, round and round about.
Grandpa's wen got famous far and wide.
So he got appellafied
(All:) Old Grandpa Lopside.
(Fairy:) Gramps learned his lesson.
(Goblin:) Oh-ho! Yo-ho!
(Fairy:) Straight from out of a delicatessen yet!
(Goblin:) Hee-dee-haw! Yaw-haw!
(All:) Oh me oh my, what a way to beautify!
But that's just why we all LOVE Grandpa Lopside.

Way Back Wen, with melody
melody from three Korean taryeong, adaptation by John Holstein (copyright 1992 John Holstein)
piano arrangement by Kim Mi-jin

Way Back Wen, accompaniment only
melody from three Korean taryeong, adaptation by John Holstein (copyright 1992 John Holstein)
piano arrangement by Kim Mi-jin

Way Back Wen, accompaniment only
melody from three Korean taryeong, adaptation by John Holstein; piano arrangement by
Lee Sae-rang; (copyright 1992 John Holstein)

When You Begin to Sing

Grandpa Lopside has been kept in the mountains overnight by a
rain storm, and takes shelter in a deserted, dilapidated cabin. He
starts this song to calm his fears and ends it in a joyful threesome
with the goblins.

Lyrics

(Grandpa) When I was a little boy,
Nights like this were scary.
It seemed the stormy darkness had no end.
Then I figured out a way
To get me through the bad times,
And it's proved to be an everlasting friend.

I finally cheered up when I began to sing.
Songs soon banished my gloomy ways.
I never gave up once I began to sing.
Music's with me for all of my days.

Life's bright and happy when you begin to sing.
Songs will banish every care and woe.
Music will bless you if you begin to sing.
Joy will follow wherever you go.

(Bass goblin:) Boom, biddy ding dong.
Scatty wack shack bing bong. (Repeats beneath rest of song.)

(Grandpa, over bass scat:) I never gave up once I began to sing.
Music's with me for all of my days.

(Treble goblin:) Beskattle lee dot doo loppa deeta.
Petittle teetle locka diddle-um beeta.
Scootely doopee dooey doppy diddledy dum.
Shoobedy boobedy bambalom beedle-um bum. (Repeats beneath rest of song.)

(Grandpa, over scat:) You'll find you cheer up when you begin to sing.
Songs will banish every care and woe.
Music will bless you if you begin to sing.
Joy will follow wherever you go.

When You Begin to sing, accompaniment only
words and music by Gary Rector (copyright 1989 Gary Rector)

When You Begin to sing, with voice
words and music by Gary Rector (copyright 1989 Gary Rector)

An Unreformed Country Bumpkin

Grandpa Lobside's wife is not happy with Grandpa Lopside's refusal
to put on the airs that his newly found wealth require.

Lyrics

(Wife:) Before we chose to join the best,
Before we rose us over the rest.
Slop, spit, slurp, then grunt, snort, burp!
How unexaltedly low can you go!
A beggar could . . . Oh, what's that word!
(Grandpa:) Usurp?
(Wife:) Right! Your place for all the couth that you show.
It's Mother got me to marry you.
"He's got the world's most beautiful song!"
But she never saw how you eat your stew.
She'd have tired of your song before long!
Now I'm stuck with this primitive
Who can't tell his sleeve from a napkin.
With all of your money you still only look
Like an unreformed country bumpkin!

An Unreformed Country Bumpkin, with melody
words and music by John Holstein, piano arrangement by Kim Mi-jin (copyright 1990 John Holstein)

An Unreformed Country Bumpkin, accompaniment only
words and music by John Holstein, piano arrangement by Kim Mi-jin (copyright 1990 John Holstein)

An Unreformed Country Bumpkin, accompaniment only
words and music by John Holstein; piano arrangement by Lee Sae-rang; (copyright 1990 John Holstein)

With a Song on Your Cheek

The play's finale. Grandma Lopside has got his second wen. Grandpa
Lopside and the cast join him a philosophical reverie about the
vicissitudes of life.

Lyrics

(Grandma:) Cheeky they called me when I was a kid,
Then Lopside they changed it to, Heaven forbid!
But whatever they called me it all meant the same--
A rose is a rose by any damned name.
(All:) A song bag he's had most all of his days,
But sing it did not so he tried many ways
To rid himself of his cumbersome weight,
But it just hung around and refused to vacate.
(Grandpa:) His fate drove him to it,
He cheated and lied.
We know it's not right, but we know why he tried
To cheat the goblins and get ahead,
And how he got stuck with TWO songbags instead.
So I've got the money and you've got the fun.
(Grandma:) That's true my friend, but what's done is done.
(Grandpa:) I'll give you my gold if you sing all day.
(Grandma:) Keep all your gold, I'll sing anyway.
(Wife does cadenza adlib.)
(All:) Life is bleak when things go wrong,
But it looks much better when you've got a song.
A bag on the left or a bag on the right,
A song bag will chase your woes right out of sight.
(Grandma:) And a song bag on each cheek . . .
(All:) Life's just one big delight!

With a Song on Your Cheek, with melody
lyrics by John Holstein and Jim Cunningham, music by Gary Rector (copyright 1990 John Holstein)

With a Song on Your Cheek, accompaniment only
lyrics by John Holstein and Jim Cunningham, music by Gary Rector (copyright 1990 John Holstein)

Two Kins' Pumpkins

Wealthy Father has died, and first son Nolbu has control of the entire
inheritance. This mean and greedy Nolbu can't stand the idea of
sharing the inheritance with his virtuous younger brother Hungbu. So
he kicks Hungbu and Hungbu's whole family out of the house. They
barely survive a year of hand-to-mouth existence. Then a swallow whose
broken leg Hungbu has fixed returns the next spring with a reward of
magic gourd seeds, and when Hungbu harvests them in the autumn they
yield a cornucopia which makes Hungbu even richer than Nolbu. Nolbu
and his wife hear about this and hunt down a swallow, then break its leg
and fix it so they can reap the same reward. The reward they finally get,
though, is not exactly what they had in mind. Virtuous Hungbu, of course,
comes to the rescue, and Nolbu turns over a new leaf - in his own way.

Bbongjak Blues

Nolbu's wife complains about the heavy responsibilities involved in
being rich, and Nolbu complains about the noble responsibilities of
being eldest son and eldest brother. And both of them complain about
Nolbu's younger brother, Hungbu.

Lyrics

(Nolbu's wife:) Oh me, oh my! Oh my, oh me!
Days like this make me forget
How pleasant being rich can be.
This big old place,
With all its slaves and space.
Don't know where I am
Or who I'm talking to.
Mama said he'd care for me.
That just ain't so.
Body and soul do crave him,
But he doesn't even know,
Or his libido is awfully low.
His empty heart, oh Lord,
My empty arms a-waiting
For him to come and fill them.
Oh me, oh my!

(Nolbu:) Blue, so blue you sky, you,
But no bluer than this heart of mine.
They say we gentry
Are rich and carefree,
Lazy, greedy, serpentine.
Ha! Ever hear about noblesse oblige?
And then I'm the eldest son,
And male, too.
Add a sense of duty and what have you,
Me forever blue.
Daddy told me, "You're the boss now,
You're eldest son and a man, Boy.
Your brother's counting on you."
Ha! Little did my daddy know
How much Hungbu and his family eat.
And then there's the wife--oh Lord!--
Utterly dependent on me.
All alone with my responsibilities.
But that's the way life is
And how it's gonna be.

(Nolbu:) Independence,
That's the difference
Between a man and his wife.
(Wife:) Fourteen and going on fifteen!
He could use a heavy dose of whatever you've got.
(Nolbu:) Yes, he's got to learn self-control!
(Wife:) Got to learn some independence.
(Both:) And we're the ones to teach it.
Hungbu, out you go!
And take your family with you!

Bbongjak Blues, with melody
words and melody by John Holstein, piano arrangement by Kim Mi-jin (copyright 1993 John Holstein)

Bbongjak Blues , accompaniment only
words and melody by John Holstein, piano arrangement by Kim Mi-jin (copyright 1993 John Holstein)

Bbongjak Blues , accompaniment only
words and melody by John Holstein, piano arrangement by Kim Sae-rang (copyright 1993 John Holstein)

In This Kind of World

Poor Hungbu has lost the chance to earn some money for his starving
family, and protests the cruel ironies that life has dumped on him.

Lyrics

(Hungbu:) So even the king, in all his generosity,
Sends me this sting to add to my adversity.
No way to fight it, no way to win.
Why not just give in?
No one to turn to--their charity does not include me.
What, oh what did I do? Where have I gone wrong?
In this kind of world I do not belong.
This world's not for me.
How alone can one be!
Where's that rainbow they promise after the storm?
Where's that sun to warm cold hopes
Whose embers died so long ago?
Don't know, don't know, don't know.
What, oh what did I do?
Where have I gone wrong?
In this kind of world I do not belong.
This world's not for me.
How absolutely alone can one be?

In This Kind of World, with melody
words and melody by John Holstein, piano arrangement by Kim Mi-jin (copyright 1990 John Holstein))

In This Kind of World, accompaniment only
words and melody by John Holstein, piano arrangement by Kim Mi-jin (copyright 1990 John Holstein))

In This Kind of World, accompaniment only
words and music by John Holstein; piana arrangement by Lee Sae-rang; (copyright 1990 John Holstein)

Enough's Never Enough

Righteous Hungbu has told his wife not to be greedy with the reward
that Heaven has sent them, but his wife views their reward from a
different perspective.

Lyrics

(Hungbu's wife:) Husband says enough's enough.
Confucius says enough's too much.
Jesus tells you it's all up there,
And Buddha claims it's not anywhere.
So what are you supposed to do
With all that life offers you
If it's too much, up there, or only hearsay?
I mean, why bother showing it anyway?

I say enough's never enough!
I'll take as much as life offers,
Good with the bad, the happy and the sad.
Life's here to live.
All we see is to be had.
And I'm going to have it all!

Even if you live like others tell you to,
You won't end up like they want you to,
Much less live your life your way.
While you've got the sun, you'd better make hay-yay-yay!

Enough's never enough!
I'm takng all that life offers,
Good with the bad, the happy and the sad.
Life's here to live.
All we see is to be had.
And I'm going to have it all!
I'm going to have it all!

Enough's Never Enough, with melody
words and melody by John Holstein, piano arrangement by Kim Mi-jin (copyright 1990 John Holstein)

Enough's Never Enough, accompaniment only
words and melody by John Holstein, piano arrangement by Kim Mi-jin (copyright 1990 John Holstein)

Enough's Never Enough, accompaniment only
words and music by John Holstein; piana arrangement by Lee Sae-rang; (copyright 1990 John Holstein)

Without Us Two

Nolbu and his wife discover that, after all, they haven't lost everything.
They find comfort in realization of the love that they have for each other.

Lyrics

(Nolbu and Nolbu's wife, alternating lines, Nolbu starting:)
The more I see of you, dear,
The longer I'm with you,
The very less I could do
Without us two.
Whatever could we do?

Things can go terribly wrong, dear,
But not for awfully long,
'Cause you and I got a song
Of two great friends
Who'll keep each other strong.

(Wife:) Without us two, me and you,
(Together:) Whatever could we do?

Without Us Two, with melody
words and music by John Holstein (copyright 1990 John Holstein)

Without Us Two, accompaniment only
words and music by John Holstein (copyright 1990 John Holstein)

Without Us Two, accompaniment only
words and music by John Holstein; piano arrangement byLee Sae-rang; (copyright 1990 John Holstein)

Finale Fallace

And they all lived happily ever. . . Whoops!

Lyrics

(Narrator:) Well, what do you think of that?
Don't it take the hat!
From bad to good to mischievous as he could,
Nolbu's idea of brotherhood.
(All joining in:) Bu-u-u-u-ut
(All:) Nolbu finally came to see
That money's not the only thing.
And he and his kin are happy as can be,
And so this happy song we sing.
Let's never forget what Nolbu learned:
In the end the greedy get burned . . . and how!
And he who grabs for the best gets the worst.
The golden rule is to put others first.
So Nolbu's kin--who could forget them!
Their place in history's permanent.
Each one of them's a real gem,
Not one excep--
(Nolbu's wife:) Except my pendant!

Finale Fallace, with melody
words and music by John Holstein (copyright 1990 John Holstein)

Finale Fallace, accompaniment only
words and music by John Holstein (copyright 1990 John Holstein)

Finale Fallace, accompaniment only
words and music by John Holstein; piano arrangement by Lee Sae-rang; (copyright 1990 John Holstein)

Finale

And they all lived happily ever after. And you will too if you take this
advice offered by the whole cast.

Lyrics

(Nolbu's wife:) Blue, so blue, you sky, you!
Haven't seen a nicer hue hitherto.
(Nolbu:) Twice as nice as gold!
(Nolbu and wife:) You've been up there all this time
While I've been down here
Looking for a pot of gold
And never even saw a rainbow.
(Narrator:) But now blue skies are overhead,
(All:) And sunny weather's predicted
For the rest of our days,
Give or take a day of haze.
(Hungbu:) But don't you know fair weather never stays?
Life's capricious, things can turn grim.
(All:) All one's hopes can dim.
Older or younger, male or not,
Gloom can be your lot.
(Hungbu's wife:) But then when things get their worst,
And worst can't get any worser,
What you have to do is
(All:) Show your stuff and try once more.
So much is out there just waiting for your call,
And you can have it all. (Hungbu:) Not all!
(All:) Yes, you can have it all!
(Nolbu:) But all I want is you, dear.
(Nolbu and wife:) All I need is right here.
(All:) A friend like you, tried and true.
With me and you there's nothing we can't do.
(Narrator:) So now at last they've got things straight
And know what's what.
(All:) It's not too late to like
To a golden age that's happy and as full as life can be.
(Narrator:) We hope as much for all of you,
(All:) Even more if it could possibly come true.
So please remember Hungbu's and Nolbu's gourds,,
And when you act consider those gourds' rewards.

Finale, with melody
words and music by John Holstein (copyright 1990 John Holstein)

Finale, accompaniment only
words and music by John Holstein; arrangement and piano arrangement by Gary Rector; (copyright 1989 John Holstein)

Finale, accompaniment only
words and music by John Holstein; arrangement by Gary Rector; piano arrangement by Gary Rector and Lee Sae-rang; (copyright 1989 John Holstein)

Chun Hyang Song

When Mong Yong, the son of an aristocrat, falls into true love with
Chun Hyang, the daughter of a gisaeng, there is no way that trouble
is not going to happen. And it does. Chun Hyang's mother allows
the two lovers to marry. Too soon, though, Mong Yong has to leave
for Seoul to take the higher civil service exam. He vows his undying
love and loyalty. When the unprincipled local magistrate Byon Satdo
sets eyes on Chun Hyang, the term undying love takes on special
meaning: she has to choose between Mong Yong and life.

Overture: If I Look Once

Lyrics

If I look once, I see my love.
If I look ten times, I see my love.
A thousand times that I see my love,
She will always be my love.

If I Look Once, piano accompaniment
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Spring Song for Dano

Lyrics

Spring! the time when my heart is swinging.
Spring! that flings my heart in the air.
Birds and mountains sing to me and bring to me
New songs from everywhere.

Spring! when skies are blue and inviting.
Spring! I fly with nothing to fear.
How could I refuse to sing
The news that spring is here!

Spring Song for Dano, piano accompaniment
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Spring Song, Bill Cleary
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Spring Song, performance
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Butterflies

Lyrics

Butterflies go flip, flip, flip!
Catching flowers every trip.
Flowers wait and hum, hum, hum!
Hoping butterflies will come.

(repeat as canon)

Butterflies, piano accompaniment
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Butterflies, sung by Bill Cleary
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

She's Everywhere

Lyrics

Love has stopped my education.
It's a hopeless situation.
She's not here or there,
She's everywhere.

Every book that I try reading,
It's her name I keep repeating.
She's not here or there,
She's everywhere.

Here's my "Universal Mirror."
(How I wish that she were nearer.)
Here, instead of wise Confucius,
Stands my darling, young and beauteous.

I can't study. I'm in trouble.
I'm in love. I'm seeing double.
She's not here or there.
She's everywhere.

She's Everywhere, piano accompaniment
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

For Only a Hundred Years

Lyrics

For only a hundred years,
To want to belong to you?
Far more than a hundred years
of time I could spend,
time without end.

For only a hundred years?
That's only a touch of love.
That's not very much of love for me.

Only while birds still sing?
Only while sugar's sweet?
Only as long as flowers rise
To greet the springtime?

For only a hundred years?
That's only a touch of love.
That's not very much of love for me.

For Only a Hundred Years, piano accompaniment
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

For Only a Hundred Years / Only for a Hundred Years, Bill Cleary
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

For Only a Hundred Years / Only for a Hundred Years, performance
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Only for a Hundred Years

Lyrics

Only for a hundred years,
Only till our life is through,
Only while the sky's above you,
I'll love you, love you.

Only for a hundred years,
Only while the world goes on,
Only while the stars sing of you,
I'll love you, Chun Hyang.

Only while dawns still come,
Only while winter's cold,
Only as long as harvest fields
Turn gold in summer.

Only for a hundred years,
Only while the world goes on,
Only while the stars sing of you,
I'll love you, Chun Hyang.

Only For a Hundred Years, piano accompaniment
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Only For a Hundred Years, Bill Cleary
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

For Only a Hundred Years / Only for a Hundred Years, performance
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

For Only a Hundred Years (Duet)

Lyrics

(CH) For only a hundred years,
(MY) Only for a hundred years,
(CH) To want to belong to you?
(MY) Only till our life is through

(CH) Far more than a hundred years
(MY) Only while the sky's above you
(CH) of time I could spend,
(MY) I'll love you,
(CH) time without end.
(MY) love you.

(CH) For only a hundred years?
(MY) Only for a hundred years.
(CH) That's only a touch of love.

(MY) Only while the world goes on.
(CH) That's not very much of love for me.
(MY) Only while the stars sing of you, I'll love you, Chun Hyang.

(CH) Only while birds still sing?
(MY) Only while dawns still come?
(CH) Only while sugar's sweet?
(MY) Only as long as flowers rise
To greet the springtime?

For only a hundred years?
That's only a touch of love.
That's not very much of love for me.

For Only a Hundred Years DUET, piano accompaniment
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

For Only a Hundred Years DUET, 1965 stage performance
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Stars in Your Eyes

Lyrics

When skies are dark
And heaven's far away,
I've learned to look at heaven
In my own special way.

Something almost holy
Happens when I do.
I let you look at heaven,
Then I look at you!

Stars in your eyes,
Moon on your face.
I never will forget
This time or place.

Ten thousand words you'd say
Would lack this thrill,
To see your face this way!
My heart stands still.

Up to those stars
Take me away.
I never care to see
Another day.

The candles in your eyes
The whole night through.
If moonlight ever fades,
My stars fade, too.

Stars in Your Eyes, piano accompaniment
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Stars in Your Eyes, Bill Cleary
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Stars in Your Eyes, performance
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Sobangnim

Lyrics

Sobahngnim, my love, my own.
Sobahngnim, where have you gone?
I ask the sky to find you,
Far or near.
May summer winds remind you
I am here, waiting.

Sobahngnim, my love, my own.
Sobahngnim, come home, come home.
Though the night may hide you,
I pray the stars may guide you home.

Sobangnim, piano accompaniment
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Sobangnim, Bill Cleary
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Sobangnim, performance
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Wolmae's Song

Lyrics

They say that when the world was made,
It all was made for men,
And women have the destiny
To keep it nice for them.

(Refrain:)
Ridiculous! Ridiculous!
That women have to crawl,
While menfolk get the best of it!
Oh, typhoid on them all!
Oh, typhoid on them all!

They say men give us leadership,
The hardest job to do,
While women do the heavy work,
And carry Baby, too!

(Refrain)

They say men should take the womenfolk
As one of heaven's joys,
While women should pray night and day
That babies all be boys!

(Refrain)

I say men should serve womenfolk,
Cook food and carry pails.
While women raise the daughters,
Let men raise the baby males!

Wolmae's Song, piano accompaniment
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Wolmae's Song, Bill Cleary
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Wolmae's Song, performance
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

No Finer Ruler

Lyrics

From the Yellow Sea to Pusan,
From Cheju-do to Seoul,
There's no finer ruler
Than Pyun Satdo.

We don't want a prince from Pusan.
We don't want a sage from Seoul.
There's no finer ruler
Than Pyun Satdo.
No finer ruler
Than Pyun Satdo.

No Finer Ruler, piano accompaniment
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

No Finer Ruler, Bill Cleary
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

I Remember Well

Lyrics

(Spring)
I remember well. I remember well.
Late spring evening, weeding all day.
Home at last, we sing to the moon.
Wine is sweet and I hear farmers say,
"Weeding's finished soon!"
I remember well.

(Summer)
I remember well. I remember well.
Rain comes warm, the hoeing is done.
I lay down where the grass is deep.
Comes a youngster leading his cow.
Wakes me from my sleep.
I remember well.

(Fall)
I remember well. I remember well.
Chestnuts falling, harvest is through.
Crabs are crawling where the rice grew.
Food is sweet, the wine is new.
Hearts are warm and glad.
I remember well.

(Winter)
I remember well. I remember well.
Winter midnight, dogs far away
Bark to see the moonlight fade.
At my gate I wonder and say:
Why are dogs afraid?
I remember well.

(Spring)
I remember well. I remember well.
Melting snow half covers the hills.
Plum trees bud along the slope.
Bamboo's green, the wine cup fills.
Spring, there is new hope.
I remember well.

I Remember Well, piano accompaniment
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

I Remember Well, performance
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Nongbu-ga

Lyrics

(Chorus:)
Oh-wa-oh-yo-ru! Sang-sa-dui-ya!
Oh-wa-oh-yo-ru! Sang-sa-dui-ya!

Farmer, farmer, why so tired?
Why such a tired old face do I see?
I've been pushing a plow all morning.
My wife has to pull. She's more tired than me!

(Chorus)

Farmer, farmer, why so skinny?
You are the skinniest man in the group!
My mother-in-law came to visit.
She eats the rice and I just get the soup.

(Chorus)

Farmer, farmer, why so gloomy?
Such a sad face I would hate to see twice!
Governor Pyun is a savage tiger.
How we would love to poison his rice.

(Chorus)

Traveler, traveler, give us wisdom.
How can we get Tiger Pyun into jail?
Ah, just pull out his teeth and his claws.
Tie a gag in his mouth and a knot in his tail.

(Chorus)

Traveler, traveler, you're a drunkard.
You drink enough wine for almost ten men!
Oh, my worms are all alcoholic!
Every few miles they are thirsty again.

Nongbu-ga, piano accompaniment
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Nongbu-ga, performance
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Poor Men

Lyrics

(Chorus:) Poor men, poor men.
It takes blood to fill a wine cup.
It takes bones to make a stew.
Blood of poor men. Bones of poor men.
Hear them singing, cursing you.
Wine cries out, "They have no water!"
Stew cries out, "They have no rice!"
Drink your wine. Eat your stew.
Hear them singing, cursing you.

Poor Men, piano accompaniment
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)

Poor Men, Bill Cleary
words and music by Wm. H. Cleary (copyright 1965 Wm. H. Cleary)