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You said that the R&H score replaces this verse:

Quote:
"The choice was mine and no one else's
I could have the millions at my feet
Give my life to people I might never meet
Or else to children of my own"


with this:

Quote:
The choice was mine and mine completely
I could have any prize that I desired
I could burn with the splendor of the brightest fire
Or else, or else I could choose time.


The latter verse is the one that's in the staged version which was on Broadway, West End and for non-professional groups given out by R&H.

The first one that's posted here wan't included until the 2006 revival.

Andy.

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One thing I've never understood about that first verse...

In the "burn brightly or choose time" lyrics, Eva seems to be saying that she might not have died so young if she'd chosen a simple, obscure life.

But if she was going to get cancer, wouldn't she still have gotten it if she'd stayed in Junin and married Pedro the farmer? Maybe she'd even have been in worse physical condition from having a rougher life, fewer options for medical treatment, and a body weaker from having a kid a year.

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it would all depend on what caused her cancer.

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She could be saying that the stress and exhaustion of the way she lived her life made her more vulnerable to disease. Or it could be just her own grandiose, romanticised, not-entirely-logical interpretation of her own death.


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Salome wrote:
it would all depend on what caused her cancer.


Someone told me that the cause of her uterine cancer was due to having so many lovers. I mean, she opened her legs a lot.

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