SONG: 

Rose, Jade, Blue, Marmalade

 

(The imperial weaving room, filled with a gigantic, empty loom. Potts and Pitts mime an elaborate weaving process. Mach sits, as usual, reading.)

 

     Potts & Pitts 

ROSE, JADE, BLUE, MARMALADE,

PINK, GREEN, MAROON, TANGERINE.

           

ROSE, JADE, BLUE, MARMALADE,

PINK, GREEN, MAROON, TANGERINE.

 

     Mach

ALMIGHTY GOLD, DYNASTIC FLAME,

ABSOLUTE BLACK, VERMILION SHAME.

ROCOCO GILT, GARRISON GREY,

GUILLOTINE RED . . . OFF WITH HIS HEAD!

                                                                       

      All

BABYLONIAN JADE,                     

MONARCHY MARMALADE.                    

GENTEEL GREEN,                                      

NOBLESSE DE TANGERINE.                    

 

     Mach

TONES OF MAJESTY,

HUES OF DIGNITY,

THE CAST OF SOVEREIGNTY,

A FEW UNAVOIDABLE SHADES OF TYRANNY.

 

     All

TIE THEM UP, TOE THE LINE,

LACE THEM DOWN WITH IMPERIAL TWINE.

 

TIE THEM UP, TOE THE LINE,

LACE THEM DOWN WITH IMPERIAL TWINE.