“FATHER”

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ACT TWO–SCENE THIRTEEN

“FATHER”

In E–Spanish Guitar intro

(dialog, inside the Catholic church)

Luisa   (slightly unsure of herself)

Father, we seek guidance for what we should do

Father, now we bring confessions to you.

for these  young boys made some blunders, but they don’t have a home

Let he who’s without sin be first to cast the stone

 

Father, here’s the profits from peddling cocaine

This boy–broke a link in the drug lord’s chain.

Now the gang would like to kill him–they want their money  back

We’re making this donation, trying to get our lives on track.

 

Father, tell us what then is God’s perfect will?

is It too late to get forgiveness still?

These boys need some schooling, and a shelter and some food

Now would the Church provide this?  You’ld have our gratitude.

 

In G                             “YOU MUST DO THE RIGHT THING”

 

Priest                           You must do the right thing. There’s no guarantees in life.

Trust unto the Lord. our God will then provide.

All of us are human, and we All have sinned my friend.

But God’s love is forever–we’re forgiven in the end.

Do the right thing…………….(echoNuns)

Nuns                            Do the right thing, do the right thing, do the right thing

You must do the right thing, from the bottom of your souls.

and God is with you always,  regardless how it goes.

Like our Savior,  each of us might bear a thorny cross.

But if this Is the case, then you’ll grow stronger through the loss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Bb                           You must do the right thing, you can feel it in your heart

Put your faith in his hands,  he will show you where to start.

The Church will always help you in your greatest time of need.

(he takes the money)    We’ll let you in our schools, but it’s still up to- you to succeed.

Do the right thing………………(echo Nuns)     

Priest                           You must do the right thing…………..

Nuns                            You must do the right thing…………..

Priest                           Now you must do the right thing…………..

Nuns                            You must do the right thing…………..

Priest                           Now you must do the right thing…………..

Nuns                            You must do the right thing…………..

Priest                           Oh yeah, now you must do the right thing………….. ritard

Nuns                            You must do the right thing………….

 

end

 

Luisa                           Thank you,  Father.  Well, boys?

Boys                            What about you, Waterbug?

Waterbug                    You go ahead.  I gotta’ hit the streets just one more time….

Luisa                           What? But I thought…….

Waterbug                    Come on–I’m taking you to The Carnivale!

 

Scenery rotates and opens up a huge street Carnivale festival, the next Scene.

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