The Agony of the Leaves

Or

THE ELEPHANT AND THE BEE

OPEN COMPETING TEA HOUSES ACROSS THE STREET FROM EACH OTHER

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From "and then the training takes over..."


Bee Chorus:
Pour a cup at Little Bee's House of Tea
Served right up at high velocity
Taste the love and generosity here

Elephant Chorus:
No, no, no
Clientele with high intelligence
Only eat at Madame Elephant's
Cross the street to Madame Elephant's Tea Parlor

Bee Chorus:
Elephant, Hi there
Well, it's been too long
Still making chai there
From rancid oolong

Elephant Chorus:
Bee, is that Lipton
Or orange pekoe
Probably shipped in
From Puerto Rico

All:
Everyone in town is so decisive and divisive
And divided to a side and standing firm
Patrons, it would seem,
Who want a scone with clotted cream
Are polarized to either bug or pachyderm

Bee Chorus: Elephant Chorus:
The agony of the leavesBee is, bee is a loser
The agony of the leavesWith his, with his infuser
The agony of the leavesThat dump is not for you sir
The agony of the leavesOne lump, one lump or two sir

Bee Chorus:
We must all
Stand beside bee and his House of Tea
Must withstand the animosity
Of the tusk'ed grey monstrosity yonder

Elephant Chorus:
Our tea's appealing
Yours is appallin'
Give up Darjeeling
And stick to pollen

Bee Chorus:
Have a free refill,
The samovar here
Steeps a great herbal,
Unlike Babar here
Let me serve up some,
Back at the hive we
Make all our cups from
Imported ivory

All:
The agony of the leaves
The agony of the leaves
Everyone in town is so decisive and divisive
And divided to a side and standing firm

Bee Chorus:
Elephant, Hi there
Well, it's been too long
Still making chai there
From rancid oolong

All:
Patrons, it would seem,
Who want a scone with clotted cream
Are polarized to either bug or pachyderm

Bee Chorus: Elephant Chorus:
Everyone in town is so decisive and divisive Bee is that Lipton or orange pekoe
And divided to a side and standing firm Probably shipped in from Puerto Rico
Patrons, it would seem, That dump is not for you, sir
Who want a scone with clotted cream One lump, one lump or two sir
Are polarized to either bug or pachyderm

The agony of the leaves
The agony of the leaves


(Elias Bazakos - oboe
Rebecca Biber - flute
Sarah Carlson - violin
Darin Zahuranec - trumpet
Elephant chorus: Thellea Leveque, Angie Mark, Orli Nativ, Robert Schwartz, Russell Schwartz, Geoffroy Sisk
Bee chorus: Sarah Carlson, Lauren London)

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