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Does anyone know anything about the finale song for Company called "Happily Ever After"? Apparently, it was too pessimistic, so the song was replaced with "Being Alive." Are there lyrics available for the cut song?


Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:07 pm
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Happily Ever After was one of a few attempts to find a finale song for Robert in Company. They included, Someone is Waiting, Multitude of Amys and Marry Me A Little - which was restored to the show but at the end of Act 1.

The lyrics for Happily Ever After have some similarity to the finished product of Being Alive.

The song is available in All Sondheim Vol III.


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I found a link that discusses some of the cut songs from Company including "Happily Ever After" and "Multitude of Amys."

http://www.carlinamerica.com/newsletter/intune2.html


Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:23 am
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The song is also in Singer's Musical Theatre Athology, Volume III, Baritone/Bass, I believe.


Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:50 pm
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It had the opposite effect of "Being Alive." It basically says that marriage sucks, so it was taken out and replaced with Being Alive.


Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:43 pm
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