ACT 1 - 06 - Recit and Song - Dipping Daisy

  The Squaws respect Flying Squirrel's position as the Tribal Medicine Man, how-ever, they somewhat resent his training his ward, Dipping Daisy, to do the same work. Her life is very easy while the rest of them must slave all day.

(enter Dipping Daisy)

Daisy:

How hard they work. It's so inspiring,
To slave all day while never tiring.
I wish I could assist with hands, effectual,
But no! My calling's purely intellectual.

Sopranos:

Yes! Yes! It's purely intellectual!

Altos:

Yes! Yes! It's purely intellectual!

Daisy:

I sing and dance, who can I be?
I'm Flying Squirrel's ward, you see.
When all else toil, I'm gay and free,
I'm Flying Squirrel's student ward, that's me.

To menial tasks, I've rarely strayed,
I'm told that's common in my trade.
My life's scholastic jollity.
I'm Flying Squirrel's ward-

Squaws:

That's she!

Daisy:

A mystical magical life for me
Apprenticed in Practical Sorcery.

Squaws:

A mystical magical life for her.
Apprenticed with pride to a Sorcerer!

Daisy:

I've long been taught that it's below
My class to cook or weave or sew.
I realize the only strain
I'll ever have to bear is on my brain.

I study hexes, practice spells and charms,
The chant that helps, the curse that harms.
But magic works its best at night
So all day long I play-

Squaws:

That's right!

Daisy:

A mystical magical life for me
Apprenticed in Practical Sorcery.

Squaws:

A mystical magical life for her.
Apprenticed with pride to a Sorcerer!

Daisy:

The tribe needs magic, I'm aware.
And so I work with greatest care.
I listen to my master's words
And learn to spell the bees and charm the birds.

Pray, don't be cross. I have no choice.
A squaw may never raise her voice,
I only do as I am told
And sing and dance all day-

Squaws:

Behold!

Daisy:

A mystical magical life for me
Apprenticed in Practical Sorcery.

Squaws:

A mystical magical life for her.
Apprenticed with pride to a Sorcerer!