Queen Of The Prairie

Russell Watson, Claire Tendl, Madeleine Rose Yen, Josh Caggiano, Helen Sjöholm, David Hess,
Joy Hermalyn, Raymond Jaramillo McLeod, Louise Pitre, Ensemble

Harald
You be quiet

Johan

It was your fault

Karl Oskar
Let her sleep – it’s Christmas morning

Harald
It’s a secret

Marta

Our secret

Karl Oskar
I have given her no warning!

Harald

What a present

Johan
What a Christmas

Marta
I can hardly wait to try it

Karl Oskar
When I saw it in the window
I could hardly wait to buy it!

Children

Don’t you think she will faint when she sees it

Karl Oskar

She deserves nothing less
For the way she has cared for us all
Heaven knows, she could do with some help

Children

It’s a beauty
It’s a wonder

Marta
I will keep it new and gleaming

Karl Oskar

She’ll be speechless
For the first time!

Children
She will think she still is dreaming

Karl Oskar & Children
Like a royal lady with a silv’ry crown
She’s such a splendid sight
It’s as if an angel fluttering down
Has filled the room with light
It’s as if a Queen in full array
Upon her throne has come to stay
“Queen of the Prairie”
For doing us the honour
Peace and blessings be upon her
Here on this happy Christmas day

Kristina

Dear God – it’s heavenly.
What a gift to get out of the blue
And it better all be paid for, too!

Karl Oskar
“Queen of the Prairie” is never gonna leave us

Children

Never ever gonna leave us

Karl Oskar & Children
Here is a present just for you

Kristina
You are welcome

Karl Oskar
Very welcome

Ulrika
Snow is high

Guest
And piling higher

Danjel
I am frozen to the marrow

Karl Oskar
Come and sit here by the fire

Thomassen
I smell women – lovely ladies

Fina-Kajsa

Have you ever seen such weather?

Kristina
When I saw it
Well, I tell you
Could’ve floored me with a feather!

Ulrika
Well now, what in the world have we got here?

Karl Oskar

It’s a cast iron stove that they say is the best

Kristina
And “The Queen of the Prairie” is how she’s addressed

Ulrika
Shall I curtsey?

Fina-Kajsa

Keep you cosy

Danjel
God is good to you, Karl Oskar

All
Like a royal lady
With a silv’ry crown
She’s such a splendid sight
It’s as if an angel fluttering down
Has filled the room with light
Raise a glass of stout and shout hooray
For a lady’s here, and here to stay
Queen of the Prairie, for doing us the honour
Peace and blessings be upon her
Happy, oh happy Christmas day

She is worthy of a palace kitchen
Or a very grand hotel
She will cook a goose, or boil you a moose
And keep you warm as well
More pots and pans you’ve seldom seen
Such a regal stove there’s never been
Queen of the Prairie
For doing us the honour
Peace and blessings be upon her
Hail to Her Majesty the Queen!

Karl Oskar

. . . I say, it feels good
To know I am my own master
Here I own every acre
I bring in my corn from fields that are mine

Nojd
Damn you, Nilsson!
This is not your land
Nor can it belong to any man
They say among the Indians
This earth is like the heavens
No arms can ever hold them
Money cannot buy them
You cannot hold a cloud
The earth cannot be claimed
By any people

Karl Oskar
Every acre stamped and paid for
You’ve lived too long with the Indians

Nojd
All is taken
All is stolen
From the proud Indians

Karl Oskar
Must I show you deeds and treaties?
One dollar twenty per acre

Nojd
Scraps of paper
From a white man
They don’t make sense to these people

Karl Oskar
We have laws in Minnesota!

Nojd
The laws of white men
Not of Indians 

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