Emperors And Kings

Louise Pitre, Joy Hermalyn, David Hess, Russell Watson, Helen Sjöholm, Ensemble

Settlers
If you wanna be free of emperors and kings!
Leave the kings and emperors behind you
Don’t let’em tie you down and clip your wings
Don’t let’em shackle and bind you

Ulrika

I was four when the parish
Auctioned me away

Settlers

Shame on those
Who sold you and who used you

Ulrika
They were like wolves and I was easy prey

Settlers
Shame and the men who abused you

Danjel

I was giving Communion
I was not ordained

Settlers
So they jailed you in the name of Jesus

Danjel
Here I can preach the Gospel unconstrained

Settlers
Here he can preach what he pleases!
Never again will we lower our eyes
Fearing the powers that be
Swallowing sermons from men we despise
Men who command by decree

It’s a funny old new world! – All is upside down!
He who was a pauper can be king here
Given a voice a man can stand his ground
He who was silent can sing here

Fina-Kajsa

Cry for Anders, my son
For he was all I had

Settlers
Dragged a grindstone to her son from Sweden

Fina-Kajsa
But when I found him, drink had made him mad

Settlers

Lost in this Garden of Eden!

Karl Oskar
There is just one regret
One thing I’ve come to know

Settlers
Here we are and here we’ll stay forever

Karl Oskar
We should have come here many years ago!

Settlers
Later is better than never!

Never again will we lower our eyes
Fearing the powers that be
Swallowing sermons from men we despise
Men who command by decree
If you wanna be free of emperors and kings!
Leave the kings and emperors behind you
Don’t let ‘em tie you down and clip your wings
Don’t let ‘em shackle and bind you

Karl Oskar

Dearest Kristina, please tell me what’s wrong

Kristina
Pay no attention to me

Danjel
Maybe it’s time for us all to go home
It’s been a very long day

Kristina
What a fool I must seem
Forgive me, everyone
Please ignore
A silly woman weeping

Karl Oskar
I’m gonna build
a bigger house next year
A house that’ll be worth the keeping

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