The Velveteen Rabbit (2011)

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1.  I’m So Bored
Music by John Paul Sharp

ELLIE:
I’m so bored, nothing can help!
Movies, games and toys don’t help!
Surely there is something else to keep me satisfied, for now.

None of my friends are around.
They have all gone out of town.
I am left here by myself to try and pass the time, for now.

Give me laughter, give me tears,
I want drama, cheers and jeers!
Surely, there is something I can do to pass the time, for now.

To pass the time for now,
Anything would be just fine right now,
Would you help me pass the time right now?

2. Welcome to the Nursery!
Music by John Paul Sharp

Model Tugboat:
I’m the tugboat, you might remember me,
I’m the one who carried Bonnie right over the sea!
You’ll come to know how important I can be,
Let me show you around and be the first to tell you –

Chorus:
Welcome to the Nursery, Welcome to our Family,
Can we get a (Tuboat) TOOT! TOOT!
Can we get a (Tuboat) TOOT! TOOT!
Can we get a (Tuboat) TOOT! TOOT!
Can we get a (Tuboat) TOOT! TOOT!

Mechanical Toys:
Oh, look. There’s a rabbit, at least that’s what they say.
At first, it seemed like garbage, but I guess it’s here to stay.
We’re so bored with everyone so behind the times,
But we try to be kind, so let us say you’re –

Chorus:
Welcome to the Nursery, Welcome to our Family,
Can we get a (Tuboat) TOOT! TOOT!
Can we get a (Tuboat) TOOT! TOOT!
Can we get a (Tuboat) TOOT! TOOT!
Can we get a (Tuboat) TOOT! TOOT!

Timothy, the Lion:
I hope you like to dance, I hope you like to sing,
I hope you like to do-si-do around a rosie ring!
I love to smile, I love to love!
I love to laugh, ahahahahahaha!

Chorus:
Welcome to the Nursery, Welcome to our Family,
Can we get a (Tuboat) TOOT! TOOT!
Can we get a (Tuboat) TOOT! TOOT!
Can we get a (Tuboat) TOOT! TOOT!
Can we get a (Tuboat) TOOT! TOOT!

3. It Lasts for Always
Music by John Paul Sharp

Rabbit: (spoken) What is REAL? Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?”

Skinhorse:
It’s not how you’re made, it’s more a thing that happens to you
When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just for play but really loves you,
Then, you become real.

Rabbit: (spoken) Does it hurt?

Skinhorse: (spoken) sometimes,
(sung) but when you are real, you don’t mind

Rabbit: (spoken) Does it happen all at once, or bit by bit?

Skinhorse: It takes a long, long time. That’s why you better hope you’re sturdy
‘cause you need to last a long, long while!

and lose the sharp edges,
you have to be careful.
You’ll love your hair off, drop your eyes out, lose your joints and get shabby,
but it don’t matter, ‘cause once you’re Real,
you can’t be ugly to those who understand …

Rabbit: (spoken) I suppose you’re real?

Skinhorse: (spoken) the Boy’s Uncle made me real
(sung) a great many years ago, a long time past
but once you are real, you can’t be unreal ever again
it lasts for always …

Skinhorse & Rabbit:
it lasts for always …
it lasts for always …

4. Tidy Up!
Music by John Paul Sharp

Boy: (spoken) Nana, can you help me find my China Dog?

Nana: (sighs) (spoken) Yes, but we have to hurry!  I have a really hot date in an hour and I have got to get out of here!  Okay, listen up while we clean:

(sung)There will come a day when Nana won’t be here to help
You have got to learn to tidy up and help yourself!
When you keep it clean you’ll find that life is not so hard
You can do it on your own!

TIDY UP!  TIDY UP!

If you’re anything like me, the mess can stress you out
It’s a wonder you can find your stuff when stuff is strewn about
If you clean it up yourself, you can remember where it is
Instead of asking Nana always, where it is!

TIDY UP! TIDY UP! TIDY UP!  TI – DY UP, YEAH!

Wooh!  Hey!  Wooh!  Hey!
Ok, now everybody, I’m gonna’ need your help for this next part:
When I say “TIDY” you say “UP”!  READY?

TIDY! UP! TIDY! UP! TIDY! UP! TIDY! UP!
TIDY! UP! TIDY! UP! TIDY! UP! TIDY! UP!

Yeah, you got it!

And you don’t even need my help!

Yeah!  Tidy Up!

5. Goodnight
Music by John Paul Sharp

Boy: (spoken) Oh, I’m getting sleepy.  Are you sleepy too, Rabbit?

Rabbit: (spoken) Oh, yeah, I’m really tired too.

Boy: (sung) Gosh, what a day we had together
I can’t believe it’s already night
Now we must sleep and dream of the future
Just you and me for all time

Rabbit: (sung) This is all new, I can’t explain it
Feelings of love in my heart
I want to be in your warm hands forever
Please never let me go!

Boy & Rabbit:
Let’s make a pact never to leave one’s side
We will have many adventures but until then
Goodnight, my friend.

6. Oh, My Goodness!
Music by John Paul Sharp

Nana:
I’m not afraid of much of anything, anything that I can see is fine with me
It’s in the dark that I lose control, I lose ahold of reality
Seeing things I should not see, hearing things that are strange to me,
Hearing things that are strange to me!

Oh, my goodness, my imagination’s got the best of me!
I’m so silly, shaking in my boots, but it’s so scary out!

My mother always told me not to be afraid of what’s unknown,
But I can’t help to wonder what is out there and is it safe to be alone
In the dark all by myself, looking around, I should have some help here
I don’t like one bit at all, not one bit at all!

Oh, my goodness, my imagination gets the best of me!
I’m so silly, shaking in my boots, but it’s so scary out here!

7. It Lasts for Always (Reprise)
Music by John Paul Sharp

Rabbit: (sung) it’s not how you’re made, it’s more a thing that happens to you
When a child loves you for a long, long time – not just for play, but really loves you
Then you become real!

8. The Bunny Hip-Hop
Music by John Paul Sharp

Rabbit 1: Yeah, this one goes out to all those REAL rabbits out there!

Rabbit 2: No fake bunnies in our crib, that’s right, yeah!

Rabbit 1: One

Rabbit 2: Two

Rabbit 1: One

Rabbit 2: Two

Rabbit 3: Three!

Rabbit 1: Yo, I’m Rabbit One.

Rabbit 2: And I’m Rabbit Two!

Rabbit 3: And I’m Rabbit Three and we bring good news!

Rabbit 1: There’s a new dance there’s a new chance

Rabbit 2: To get off your back feet and hip-hop to the beat

Rabbit 3: Not to worry, we’ll show you how but first

Rabbit 1: Get up and get up and get yourself   ready to

Rabbit 2: Get your groove on, it’s time to dance

Rabbit 3: And here’s how you do it with a bit of class!

Rabbit 1 & 3:  X2
Do the Bunny-Hip-Hop, Do the Bunny-Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop, To the Hop-Hip
All the bunnies don’t stop, all the bunnies don’t stop, ‘cause when you’re real that’s all you got
(SIMULTANEOUSLY) Rabbit 2: Hop, do the Bunny Hip-Hop, Hop, do the Bunny Hip-Hop

Rabbit 3: Well if ya’ got confused, don’t get the blues

Rabbit 2: We’re about to show you how to do all the moves

All Rabbits:
Now, slide to left and slide to the right

Rabbit 1: And hip-hip-hippity-hop-hop-hop and let your troubles drop

Rabbit 2: And get happy, get healthy, get your bones in a shake

Rabbit 3: And let your right foot quake Let everyone know you got somethin’ to say

Rabbit 1: It’s easy to do once you get the hang

Rabbit 2: And if you don’t quite  get it, don’t be ashamed

Rabbit 3: We’re gonna’ do it again so get your game face on

All Rabbit: Even if you must stay still, you can sing along!

Rabbit 1 & 3:  X4
Do the Bunny-Hip-Hop, Do the Bunny-Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop, To the Hop-Hip
All the bunnies don’t stop, all the bunnies don’t stop, ‘cause when you’re real that’s all you got
(SIMULTANEOUSLY) Rabbit 2: X2 Hop, do the Bunny Hip-Hop, Hop, do the Bunny Hip-Hop

9. Goodnight (Reprise)
Music by John Paul Sharp

Rabbit:
I don’t know what happened, but I hope that you’re okay.
If you need me I’ll be by your side forever, my friend.

Rabbit:
Goodnight, my friend.
(Simultaneously)
Boy:
I am scared, I don’t feel so good, I need rest to get better soon.
So goodnight, my friend.

10. Remembering
Music by John Paul Sharp

Rabbit:
I cannot believe that this is happening to me
Thrown out to be burned!
Is this all a dream or is this really happening?
Do I really belong in a junk pile waiting to disappear?
I could just …

I remember days playing in the garden
With the boy who gave his love to me
I remember days the skin horse, rockin’ back ‘n’ forth
And my friends at the nursery
I remember days when I was happy …

I could just cry …
I could just cry …
I could just cry!
I could just cry …

12. We Are Real
Music by John Paul Sharp

Fairy:
You’ll have to leave this place sooner or later
And that’s okay; you’ve had terrific adventures
I know it’s hard not to feel sad, losing your loved ones,
but listen, it’s not all that bad … just watch me dance!

(Instrumental Dance Break)

Fairy:
Don’t question if you are real!  You know the answer.
One little boy that I know will never forget you!

Simultaneously:  Fairy & Rabbit

Fairy:
So let’s say goodbye and let’s do it in style
Take my hand and we’ll just fly
Right outta’ here, nothin’ to fear
Just you and me, ‘cause we are real
Right outta’ here, nothin’ to fear
Just you and me, ‘cause we are real
‘Cause we can feel.

Rabbit:
I’ll never forget you, my dear friend, the little boy!
I love you, I’ll always be in your heart!
I might feel sad, I might be scared,
but that’s ‘cause I’m real!
I think I’m ready, I think I’m ready
I know I’m ready, ‘cause we are real
‘Cause we can feel.

13. I’m So Bored (Instrumental)
Music by John Paul Sharp

14. Welcome to the Nursery! (Instrumental)
Music by John Paul Sharp

15. It Lasts for Always (Instrumental)
Music by John Paul Sharp

16. Tidy Up! (Instrumental)
Music by John Paul Sharp

17. Goodnight (Instrumental)
Music by John Paul Sharp

18. Oh, My Goodness! (Instrumental)
Music by John Paul Sharp

19. It Lasts for Always (Reprise) (Instrumental)
Music by John Paul Sharp

20. The Bunny Hip-Hop (Instrumental)
Music by John Paul Sharp

21. Goodnight (Reprise) (Instrumental)
Music by John Paul Sharp

22. Remembering (Instrumental)
Music by John Paul Sharp

23. We Are Real (Instrumental)
Music by John Paul Sharp

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