The Duel Song Lyrics
Here's the challenge. I warrant there's vinegar and pepper in it!
Saucy, is it?
WHOEVER YOU ARE,
I DON'T KNOW WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE,
BUT TAKE IT FROM ME - I KNOW YOU ARE A ROUGE!"
YOU MAY ASK, IS MY REASON?
DO NOT ASK - I WILL GIVE YOU NO REASON.
THIS MORNING YOU CAME TO THE LADY OLIVIA
AND WERE PREFERRED OVER ME
BUT THAT IS NOT THE REASON."
WE WILL FIGHT TO THE DEATH.
POSSIBLY MINE, THOUGH I HOPE IT IS YOURS.
BUT IF IT IS MINE THAT IS ONLY ADDITIONAL
PROOF THAT YOU ARE, AS I'VE CALLED YOU, A ROGUE.
AND SWORN ENEMY,
What do you think?
I think that when the gentleman reads this he'll know exactly the kind of adversary he's dealing with...
Go then, give it to him.
I think, Sir Toby, it might be better if you delivered the challenge by word of mouth.
Ah! Yes, of course.
Here he comes now.
Sir Andrew, wait here while Maria and I deliver the challenge. If you see him look your way,
swear a horrible oath to further frighten him.
No problem there. I'm a devil at swearing.
Excellent. Wait here.
DRAW YOUR BLADE, SIR,
FOR AN ENEMY AWAITS YOU.
HE'S THERE ACROSS THE YARD.
YOU'D BEST BE ON YOUR GUARD.
DRAW YOUR BLADE, SIR,
FOR THE ENEMY BERATES YOU.
YOUR FRIEND MUST BE CONFUSED.
THERE'S NO ONE I'VE ABUSED.
I'M AFRAID, SIR,
AS AN ENEMY HE HATES YOU.
WHATEVER YOU'VE DONE.
HE'S READY TO RUN YOU THROUGH.
I BEG YOU, SIR, TALK SENSE TO HIM.
I NEVER MEANT OFFENSE TO HIM, I SWEAR.
WELL, I'LL SEE WHAT I CAN DO.
Maria, stay here with the young gentleman. I will try to broker a peace.
This is very strange. I swear, I don't even know the man.
That's hard to believe, sir. Everyone knows him.
Who is he?
HE'S A KNIGHT UNMACHED BY ANY IN ILLYRIA.
IN A FIGHT, HE'S FEARSOME AS CAN BE.
IN TEMP'RAMENT SO FURIOUS,
IN METHOD SO INJURIOUS.
I MUST ADMIT I'M CURIOUS TO SEE
WHAT HE'LL DO TO YOU.
Well? Does he pant and look pale?
HE'LL ENGAGE, SIR KNIGHT,
BUT THE ENEMY IS SKILLED,
AS TALENTED WITH BLADE
AS A PALADIN BY TRADE.
BY THE LOOK OF THE LAD YOU WOULD THINK
HE WAS ONLY A CHILD.
IN HIS RAGE, SIR KNIGHT,
WITH SUCH VENOM HE IS FILLED.
SO KEEN FOR THE ATTACK,
THAT I SCARCE COULD HOLD HIM BACK.
I WOULD NEVER HAVE MEDDLED IF SOMEONE
HAD TOLD ME THE BOY WAS SO WILD!
THOUGH HIS AGE IS SLIGHT,
HE'S LIKE TEN O' ME COMBINED.
YOU'D BE HORRIFIED TO FIND
HOW MANY MEN HE'S KILLED.
THIS ALTERCATION HAS TO STOP
BEFORE THE USE OF FORCE.
SO LET HIM LET THE MATTER DROP,
I'LL LET HIM HAVE MY HORSE.
Maria! I have his horse into the bargain.
And I have persuaded the youth that he is matched against the devil himself.
HE'S AS FIERCE A FOE AS ANY IN ILLYRIA.
HE CAN PIERCE THE THICKEST ARMOR THROUGH.
THE KIND OF MAN I'D CLASSIFY
IMPOSSIBLE TO PACIFY.
SIR KNIGHT, I'D WATCH MY ASS IF I WERE YOU.
NOTHING TO BE DONE, YOUNG MAN.
HE SAYS HE'S SURE THERE'S NO MISTAKE.
GOD HELP ME!
I NEVER FOUGHT IN MY LIFE.
NOTHING TO BE DONE, SIR KNIGHT.
HE SAYS HE'LL FIGHT FOR HONOR'S SAKE.
GOD HELP ME!
WHY DID I EVER WANT A WIFE?
NOTHING TO BE DONE, MY FRIENDS,
EXCEPT TO TURN AND WALK TOWARDS.
GENTLEMEN, DRAW YOUR SWORDS!
I ASK YOU, SIR, TO DROP YOUR SWORD,
OR I WILL GLADLY CHOP YOUR SWORD IN TWO!
AND WHO THE HELL ARE YOU?
I know the man - he's a pirate. He'll murder us all!
I'M A FIEND AND FOE TO MANY IN ILLYRIA
BUT A FRIEND TO HIM IN TROUBLED TIMES.
WHAT HE'S DONE OR SAID
I'LL ANSWER IN HIS STEAD,
FOR I'VE COMMITTED FAR WORSE CRIMES.
There he is!
Drop your weapons!
Antonio, I arrest you in the name of Duke Orsino.
This comes from looking out for you. Well if I can't win my freedom with steel, it may yet be had for gold. Let me have my
Come, sir, away.
This is no time to joke, boy.
I'm in earnest. I have no purse of yours. We've never met.
Would you deny me? I saved your life!
And I am grateful to you, but I swear I have no money to give you.
Enough - let's go.
Oh, you treacherous boy! How I misjudged, to think that you were worthy of the risks I took on your behalf. Keep the gold
the, if you value it more than our friendship.
Sir Knight, I don't know what wrong I may have done you, but I hope after everything that has transpired we might let the
Gladly. And I'll be as good as my word: he's a fine mount and rides easily.
Come, Master Sebastian. The Countess expects you. But let me first take you to freshen yourself. You seem a bit the worse
for your exertions.
Thank you, madam.
Well, that was a fortunate turn of events.
Fortunate for the boy, perhaps.
What do you mean?
He escaped grievous injury at your hands.
Oh, I hardly think so.
HE'S A KNAVE, MY FRIEND,
AND HIS COWARDICE IS CLEAR.
YOU SAW HOW HE BETRAYED
THE FRIEND WHO GAVE HIM AID.
That was rather un-gallant of him, but still, I wouldn't try him again.
HE IS BRAVE, MY FRIEND,
WHEN HIS RAPIER IS NEAR.
YOU'D FIND HIM FAR LESS TOUGH
IN MANLY FISTICUFF.
Well, I am a devil at boxing. But I never really had a quarrel with the boy in the first place -
NEVER CAVE, MY FRIEND.
THAT'S INDICITIVE OF FEAR.
IF YOU'VE HONOR AT ALL, YOU'LL MAKE IT A SOLEMN VOW.
I PROMISE I'LL GET BACK AT HIM.
JUST GIVE ME ONE MORE CRACK AT HIM SOMEHOW.
I SEE HIM COMING NOW.
Excuse me, gentlemen. I'm looking for a friend of mine who may have come this way.
SO, WE MEET AGAIN, YOU ROGUE.
BUT THIS TIME THE LAUGH WILL BE ON US.
- ON YOU.
NOW, WE'LL FIGHT LIKE MEN, YOU ROGUE.
AND I WILL BOLDLY STRIKE YOU THUS.
AND I'LL REQUITE IT THUS,
I've got him, Sir Andrew. Come, have at him!
No, I'll go another way with him. I'll have him arrested for assault and battery if there's any law in Illyria!
Never mind, I'll deal with him myself. But Dear God, the boy is wiry!
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO POOR SEBASTIAN?
- ARE YOU ALL RIGHT, MY DARLING?
OUT OF MY SIGHT BARBARIC WRETCHES!
- YOU MUSTN'T FIGHT, MY DARLING.
- I WILL ALWAYS BE THERE TO PROTECT YOU FROM NOW ON
GET YOU GONE!
You called me Sebastian.
I know it's wrong of me to be so familiar, but in the short time we've spent together, you've become very dear to me.
COME WITH ME, SEBASTIAN,
I'LL BIND YOUR WOUNDS.
WE CAN PRETEND THAT I CAN MEND THEM WITH A KISS.
AND I WILL TRY MY BEST TO COMFORT YOU - LIKE THIS,
IF YOU WILL COME WITH ME...
SWEET LADY, I WILL.
[Thanks to Sara for lyrics]
- The Duel Lyrics