“SEPARATE STORIES”

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RIO

ACT TWO–SCENE ELEVEN

“SEPARATE STORIES”

Flute Intro–Guitar

In C

(Solo)

John Hawthorne          1.         From a Sunday night flight from Chicago,

to a place that I can’t comprehend.

An innocent conversation led

to an unforgettable friend

 

With me in my rumpled trench coat,

and she in her uniform blues.

I still can’t describe what I felt deep inside,

but I know she was feeling it too.

 

C.        God only knows the answers.

I don’t really care what is right.

We were two lonesome souls en route

to separate stories in life.

 

2.         And we still can’t abandon the feelin’,

like kids on a hot summer date.

Though both of our worlds are far apart,

our hearts are as one in fate.

 

And maybe I’m better a free man.

Or maybe I’m scared to grow old

But my heart’s telling me that my destiny

should be bound in a band of gold

 

C.        God only knows the answers.

I don’t really care what is right.

We were two lonesome souls en route

to separate stories in life.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         So tonight I will take her in my arms,

under the moonlight above

We can live out the dream forever and ever

just as long as there is love.

 

C.        God only knows the answers.

I don’t really care what is right.

We were two lonesome souls en route

to separate stories in life.

 

(dialog, John Hawthorne dials Helena —  on the phone with Helena)

Helena                         Allo?

John                             Bienvenito

Helena                         John?

John                             The one and only.  Hey, I just wanted to confirm our date.

See you at the Carnivale at Eight tonight?

Helena                         Wonderful……but how will I recognize you?

John                             I’ll be the one that looks like a dumb American.

Helena                         Well, then you should be able to find me easy enough.

John                             How’s that?

Helena                         ‘Cause I will be the Hospitality Guide to help you find                                                         your way.

John                             I like that idea.  I’ll pick you up at Eight.                                                                               Then you can guide me around this place.  The last time

I did the guiding our date went into a few extra innings.

Helena                         What are innings?

John                             Never mind.  See you soon.  By for now.

 

(Spot light dims and other lights focus on Daniel Ribeiro, who is eaves dropping on John and Helena’s conversation. He makes some phone calls.

 

DR                              (dials)   Hello, Senior Tamanero.  The American and the Girl wil be at the Copacabana Carnivale tonight at Eight O’clock .  Yes, our little secret…..    Certainly……payment as usual.  (smiles).  Glad to be of service…..(dials again)    Captain Carvaho?.  I have some valuable news for you.  Tamanero will be at the Copacabanna Beach at Eight O’Clock tonight. ….Of course this is confidential—Please don’t tell him.  Yes, payment as usual…(smiles)      Glad to be of service.

 

John Hawthorne

C.        God only knows the answers.

I don’t really care what is right.

‘Cause we were two lonesome souls en route

to separate stories in life.

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