Olivia Lyrics

VIOLA

IF I WERE LOVED THE WAY MY MASTER LOVES YOU,

I'D ASK NO OTHER JOY IN LIFE.

INSTEAD OF DRIVING HIM AWAY AS YOU DO,

I'D GLADLY GO TO BE HIS WIFE.

BUT IF I CARED FOR YOU AS DEEPLY HAS HE,

AND FOUND MY OVERTURES DECLINED,

I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT I COULD FIND

THE MEANS TO CHANGE YOUR MIND.

OLIVIA

What would you do?

VIOLA

I'D BUILD MYSELF A CABIN THERE AT YOUR GATE, OLIVIA.

AND LIKE A LONELY SENTINEL I WOULD WAIT, OLIVIA.

AND FROM YOUR ROOM YOU'D HEAR ME CRYING "OLIVIA,

OLIVIA, BE MY LOVE."

A THOUSAND SONGS OF WOEFUL LOVE I WOULD WRITE, OLIVIA.

AND SING THEM LOUD THE DARKEST HOUR OF THE NIGHT, OLIVIA.

AND TEACH THE BABBLING BROOK TO CRY OUT "OLIVIA,

OLIVIA, BE MY LOVE."

THE HILLS AND HOLLOWS ALL AROUND

WOULD ECHO WITH "OLIVIA! OLIVIA!"

AND ALL THE EARTH WOULD SOON RESOUND

WITH "OLIVIA! OLIVIA!"

FINALLY YOU'D COME DOWN

FROM YOUR HIDEAWAY HIGH ABOVE,

AND YOU'D PITY ME, OLIVIA,

YOU WOULD BE MY LOVE.

OLIVIA

You would do much.

VIOLA

No more than any true lover ought.

OLIVIA

Yet more than the Duke has done.

VIOLA

My Lady, I can bear witness to his passion - the sighs, the groans, the tears. Such love should be requited -

OLIVIA

And yet I cannot love him. Let him send no more - only, perhaps you might come again to tell me how he takes it. Here, for

your pains...

VIOLA

Keep your money. It is my master, not myself, who lacks recompense. Farewell, cruel Olivia.

OLIVIA

THE HILLS AND HOLLOWS ALL AROUND

WOULD ECHO WITH "OLIVIA! OLIVIA!"

AND ALL THE EARTH WOULD SOON RESOUND

WITH "OLIVIA! OLIVIA!"

AND FINALLY I'D COME DOWN

FROM MY HIDEAWAY HIGH ABOVE...

(speaks)

Malvolio! Malvolio!

Olivia Lyrics From The Musical Illyria


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