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The Witches of Eastwick

Music by Dana Rowe Lyrics by John Dempsey

14. I Wish I May


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Once u - pon a time, a

Alex:

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girl

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used to

climb the gras - sy hills,

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used to

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she'd

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hike the for - est through,

boss

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a - round her broth - ers and she'd

tell them what to do.

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Her

fu - ture all planned out, with - in an

inch, with - out a doubt;

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One per - fect house.

Two per - fect cars.

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poco cresc

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Once u - pon


a time, a

Sukie:

lit - tle

Once


u - pon a

She asked the moon.

She wished on stars.

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girl.

used to

laze a-bout the lake, used to

swim in it at dawn, with

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all her clos-est girl-friends, not a

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time, that girl was me...

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stitch of cloth - ing on.

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They im - a - gined when a - lone how they might

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change when they were grown.

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Yet when the stars

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would fill the glen

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she wished to stay

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as she was then.

Sukie:


u - pon a

time,

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that girl was me...

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Once Jane:

Once u - pon a time a

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lit - tle

girl

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used to

dream a - about ro - mance,

used to

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dance the eve - ning through. She'd

laugh and toss her hair back like the

mov - ie stars would do.

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school though she would die each time those

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Sukie:

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boys would catch her eye.

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time

The ones who smoked.

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poco cresc

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u - pon a


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Once Jane:

Who played gui - tars.

Who pledged their love Alex:


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time

be - neath the stars.


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Once

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once

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u - pon a

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time

that girl was me.

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Unison


once

Once

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u - pon a u - pon a

j
that girl was me.

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And And

And

time

time

that girl was me.

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dim.

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ev' - ry- thing I am

is be - cause of who she was,

and though it

may not seem to

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be, she's with me

ev' - ry- thing I am

is be - cause of who she was,

and though it

may not seem to

be, she's with me

ev' - ry- thing I am

is be - cause of who she was,

and though it

may not seem to

be, she's with me

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# # #

still.

poco rall

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Rall.

A Tempo

Sukie:

Swim - ming

circ - les in the sun...

still.

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Jane:

The girl who'd

see the boys and run...

still.

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Alex:

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Who raced her

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cresc.

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That

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lit - tle

girl.

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close my

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up

That

lit - tle

girl.

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I I

close my

bro - thers

the Rall.

hill;

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lit - tle

girl.

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close my

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eyes and there she

is

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I'm

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be - neath the

wrink - les and the scars.

still that lit - tle girl, wish - ing

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eyes and there she

is

be - neath the

wrink - les and the scars.

I'm

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still that lit - tle girl, wish - ing

eyes and there she

is

be - neath the

wrink - les and the scars.

I'm

still that lit - tle girl, wish - ing

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stars.

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Don't slow too much

on

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on

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A Tempo Gently

may.

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I wish I

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might.


Feel the

joy

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I feel to - night,

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may.

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I wish I

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might.


Feel the

joy

I feel to - night,

for - e - ver.

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may. A Tempo Gently

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I wish I

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might.


Feel the

joy

I feel to - night,

for - e - ver.


to

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hold with


me still. I wish I

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may.

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One - per- fect mo - ment

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I say I

will.


to


hold with


me still. I wish I me still. I wish I

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may.

One - per- fect mo - ment

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I say I I say I

will.

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may.

One - per- fect mo - ment

to

hold with

will.

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Jane:

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Be-fore I

Sukie:

sleep...


night...

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Be mine to

Let this night...

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moon. Alex:

I'll ask the

Be - fore I sleep.


Let this

I'll ask the moon...

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keep

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the

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ma - gic

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This

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be gan.

for al - ways.

was the mo - ment

ma - gic

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This

the

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be - gan. I wish I

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for al - ways.

was the mo - ment

for al - ways.

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was the mo - ment

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the

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ma - gic

be - gan.

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may...

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I wish I

may...

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may...

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I say I

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can.

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I wish I may...

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I say I I say I can.

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I wish I may....

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I wish I

can.


piu mosso Darryl:

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Look at these three;

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bare - ly con - tained,

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grow - ing

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strong - er by the hour.

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n

I've

seen my share of wond - ers, you'd a - gree.

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3

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But nev - er - the -

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