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Where's the Child?

 
Martin Guerre Soundtrack Musical, 1999
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Where's the Child? Guillaume
Will he never take his aim, ram it home, play the game
Can he never find the place where he's meant to slide?
Gang
Does he have a spear to tilt
Is it sharp, does it wilt?
We've been counting twenty weeks, nothing grows inside.
Screw him!
Guillaume
Wait, we mustn't think the worst
Gang
Screw him!
Guillaume
Well, it seems we'd be the first
Without some rain, a woman dies of thirst
Women
Will we ever see her fat
Can't a Guerre manage that?
She's been counting thirty weeks, nothing grows inside
(Father Dominic arrives)
Father Dominic
God has made it plain we go forth and multiply
Ernestine
If he needs some help I've a cure that he could try
Villagers
Still he claims to be a man
Where's his smile, where's his pride?
Father Dominic
We must save his soul from the spirits in his bed
Celestine
A potion for his blood that will turn his passion red
Villagers
We've been counting forty weeks, nothing grows inside
(Martin runs to Bertrande. She tries to take Martin into her arms.)
Bertrande
Come on Martin, don't be afraid
Our love will grow when love is made
(Martin holds her off)
Martin
But every night I feel the same
We're both too young for this
I'm not too blame
(she pushes her away)
(Guillaume and his gang grab Martin, put a dress on him,
and lift him into the air)
Guillaume
Get her a skirt, boys, put rouge on her face
Now she can flirt, boys, but wait just in case
Get her a boyfriend to kiss and embrace
Gang
Here's Benoit!
(They lift Benoit up)
Guillaume
Put him on top boys, she's game for the ride
Don't let him stop boys, she wants him inside
We know how wives like to be satisfied
Gang
Where's the child?
(Bertrande tries to pull Guillaume away from Martin.
Guillaume takes Bertrande aside and kneels in front of her)
Guillaume
Please Bertrande, if you knew the tears I've shed
Why love him when you could love me instead?
Bertrande
Love Guillaume?! I will never share your bed!
(she wrenches herself away from him)
(The gang starts to attack Martin. Bertrande tries to stop Guillaume,
but he pushes her away, and beats up Martin.)
Villagers
Just one seed he has to sow
Where's the child, will grow?
Is there something we don't know?
Has he learned to ride?
Is he drinking too much beer?
Where's the child, should be here
She's been counting for a year
Nothing grows inside
(The gang finally leaves. Bertrande tries to comfort Martin,
but he pushes her away and runs off)
Martin
Get away from me!
(Mme de Rols comes to comfort Bertrande)
Mme de Rols
There's no need to be afraid
Come my child, you will learn
You must try to understand him.
Bertrande
Mother, I have tried so hard, tried to talk, tried to please
Yet he always turns away
Mme de Rols
Give him time!
I promise he will love you
Trust me, child
One day he'll grow to love you
Bertrande
He never smiles or looks into my eyes
Must I always be alone?
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