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Dance topsy turvy
Gesmi tanz
Dgvnd-esme-clo-qua
Dgvnd-q-clo-topsy

Topsy Turvy is a song featured in Der Glöckner von Notre Dame. The choral introduction of "Come one, come all" is reminiscent of the main theme of "The Bells of Notre Dame" as the opening of the scene is displayed with beautiful views of the Cathedral. The main theme, Topsy Turvy, is a vivacious, light and energetic movement that features comedic lyrics that interplay between Clopin and the Chorus. Upon the realization that Quasimodo is actually that disfigured, the theme from the introduction of "Out There" is developed upon as Frollo sees him and becomes livid at his insubordination.

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Quasimodo tortured at the Feast of Fools

LyricsEdit

MAN:
Hurry, hurry
Spill the fish on to the dock

WOMEN:
Raise the maypole
Up at the chapel of Braque

OTHERS:
Hurry, hurry
Gather the choirs and
Light the bonfires and
Sit on the roofs

ALL:
Hurry, hurry
It's nearly twelve of the clock
Come one, come all
Leave your looms and milking stools
Coop the hens and pen the mules
Come one, come all
Close the churches and the schools
It's the day for breaking rules
Come and join the feast of...

CLOPIN:
Fools!
Once a year, we throw a party here in town
Once a year, we turn all Paris upside-down
Ev'ry man's a king and ev'ry king's a clown
Once again it's topsy turvy day
It's the day the devil in us gets released
It's the day we mock the prig and shock the priest
Ev'rything is topsy turvy at the feast of fools

CROWD:
Topsy turvy!

CLOPIN:
Beat the drums and blow the trumpets!

CROWD:
Topsy turvy!

CLOPIN / CROWD:
Join the bums and thieves and strumpets
streaming in from Chartres to Calais

CLOPIN:
Scurvy knaves are extra scurvy
On the sixth on Janu-urvy

CLOPIN / PEOPLE:
All because it's topsy turvy day!

QUASIMODO:
Out there with all the colors
And the noises and the smells,
Brighter, louder than my dreams provide me
And tomorrow, when I’m back there
Watching from the bells
I will always have this day inside me

CROWD:
Topsy turvy!

CLOPIN / PEOPLE:
Come one, come all

CLOPIN:
Hurry, hurry, here's your chance
See the mystery and romance

CLOPIN / PEOPLE:
Come one, come all

CLOPIN:
See the finest girl in France
Make an entrance to entrance
Dance la Esmeralda...
Dance!

FROLLO:
Look at that disgusting display.

PHOEBUS:
Yes, sir!

ESMERALDA:
Sorry. Wonderful mask!

CLOPIN:
And now, ladies and gentlemen, the piece de resistance!
Here it is, the moment you've been waiting for
Here is is, you know exactly what's in store
Now's the time we laugh until our sides get sore
Now's the time we crown the king of fools!
You all remember last year's king...
So make a face that's horrible and frightening
Make a face that's gruesome as a gargoyle's wing
For the face that's ugliest will be the king of fools
Why?

CROWD:
Topsy turvy!

CLOPIN:
Ugly folks, forget your shyness

CROWD:
Topsy turvy!

CLOPIN:
You could soon be called "your highness"

CROWD:
Put your foulest features on display
Be the king of topsy turvy day

ESMERALDA:
Hey, you're going to join in the competition, right? Come on, you didn't go to all the trouble of making that great mask for nothing! You get 5 sous if you win!

CROWD:
Topsy turvy!
Topsy turvy!
Topsy turvy!

CLOPIN:
Ladies and gentlemen, we asked for the ugliest face in Paris, and here he is!
Ev'rybody!

CROWD:
Once a year we throw a party here in town

CLOPIN:
Salutin' to the king!

CROWD:
Once a year we turn all Paris upside-down

CLOPIN:
Oh what a king!

CROWD:
Once a year the ugliest will wear the crown

CLOPIN:
Girls, give a kiss!

CROWD:
Once a year on topsy turvy day

CLOPIN:
We've never had a king like this!

CLOPIN / CROWD:
It's the day we do the things that we deplore
On the other three hundred and sixty-four
Once a year we love to drop in
Where the beer is never stoppin'
For the chance to pop some popinjay
And pick a king who'll put the "top" in
Topsy turvy day!
Topsy turvy!
Mad and crazy, upsy-daisy
Topsy turvy day
Hey!

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