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Fun Home

Music

Jeanine Tesori

Book and Lyrics


Lisa Kron

Based on the Graphic Novel by


Alison Bechdel

Piano/Conductor
Book and Lyrics Copyright 2014 by Lisa Kron
Music Copyright 2014 by Jeanine Tesori
All Rights Reserved.

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TA B L E OF CONTENTS

1. Opening Company Page 1


l A . Helen's Etude Orchestra Page 18
2. Welcome To Our House On Helen, Alison, Small Alison, Christian, Page 19
Maple Avenue John and Bruce
2A. M e d i u m A l i s o n : N o t To o B a d Medium Alison Page 34
2B. Thanks Orchestra Page 36
2C. Oberlin College Orchestra Page 37
3. C o m e To T h e F u n H o m e John, Small Alison, Christian Page 39
3A. Is That All? Orchestra Page 52
3B. Danke Orchestra Page 53
3C. Can We Watch TV? Alison Page 54
4. Helen, Bruce and Roy Bruce, Helen, Roy, Kids Page 55
4A. Dear Mom And Dad Orchestra Page 64
4B. She Draws Orchestra Page 65
4C. H i Orchestra Page 66
5. Tough Titty Small Alison, Medium Alison Page 67
6. Changing My Major Medium Alison Page 74
6A. After Changing My Major Orchestra Page 87
1 ^ 7. Maps Bruce, Alison Page 88
7A. Bruce and Mark Orchestra Page 98
8. Raincoat of Love Company Page 101
9. Pony Girl Bruce Page 112
9A. After Pony Girl Orchestra Page 113
9B. What Else Would I Be Orchestra Page 114
10. Ring of Keys Small Alison Page 115
IDA. I Checked Out Orchestra Page 125
lOB. Yo u ' v e D o n e To o M u c h Orchestra Page 128
11 . Days Helen Page 129
12. Bruce at the Piano Bruce and Medium Alison Page 136
13. Telephone Wire Alison, Bruce Page 138
13A- After Telephone Wire Orchestra Page 151
14. Edges of the World Bruce Page 153
14A. After Edges Orchestra Page 167
15. Finale Alison, Small Alison, Medium Alison Page 185
16. Bows Orchestra Page 186
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Opening LISA KRON

Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY

J)=circa 162 Poco accel.

ENGLISH HORN

parlando Dad-dy, hey Dad-dy, come here, o - kay? I need you. What are you do-ing? 1 said come here! You
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1 wan-na put my arms out and

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SM AL: Like the Red Baron in


his Sopwith Camel! No, wait

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SMALL ALISON: What'd'ja get. Daddy?


BRUCE: Hey, gimme a hand.
ALISON: (Remembering this encounter) BRUCE: It's from Clyde Gibbon's bam. What a haul
Right, right, right.
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BRUCE: He said, "Take what you want," and I said, "You sure, Clyde?"
He said, "It's all junk to me," so I said,
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BRUCE: "Alright, Clyde. Alright." BRUCE: You go to auctions, yard sales


Come here. Look. (Small Alison looks on as he combs through the box.)
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BRUCE: comb the dump and crap, BRUCE: (He pulls out a wrikled wad of cloth.) Ah! What's this?

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mark, is there a mark? Yes, this stamp, you see_ right here? That's how the crafts-man leaves a sign that A
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ALISON: Did you ever ima^ne I'd hang onto your stuff. Dad? Me either

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Mis-terGib - bon'sbam. It all comes back, it all comes back,it all comes back There s you An t eres


But now Tm the one. who's for-ty three and stuck. I can't find my way through.
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ALISON:

1 can't a-bide ro-man - tic no - tions of some vague "long a-go" 1 want to know what's true,dig deep in-to who and

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HELEN:

SM. AL:

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MED. AL, JOAN:

BRUCE:
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ALISON: Caption: My dad and I were exactly alike.
SMALL ALISON: I see everything!
ALISON: Caption: My dad and I were nothing alike.
ALISON: SMALL ALISON. I'm Superman!
Vamp, cut on cue ALISON. My dad and I... My dad and I... (MUSIC OUT)

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Helen's Etude Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY


ALISON: Caption: Sometimes my father appeared to enjoy
having children, but the real object of his affection was
his house. (GO)

. Solo Piano (onstage)

BRUCE: I just got a call from Eleanor Bochner! Allegheny Historical Society. (MUSIC OUT)

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Welcome To Our House On Maple Avenue


CUE:
HELEN: Listen to me, please- (GO) Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY

HELEN: This is one of those times you need to


Vailip - 3x's do what I say quickly and without any
J1=105 shenanigans. (GO)

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HELEN:

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He lyants the brass can-del-ab-ra set at an an-gle The cryons and the glue should go back in the drawer

He wants the bust of Qui-xo-te square on the man-tel. Sweep that lint a-way,jt's what a broom is for
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Gent-Iy wipe the eu-ca - lyp-tus Pol-ish up the crys-tal pri-sms When he comes down here

he wants it rea - dy We've got to get it done

BRUCE: Where's my bronzing stick!


HELEN: It's in the (GO ON)

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(chopsticks)
(door slam)
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Calmly, observing with interest

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(Bruce re-enters in a suit


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HELEN and 3 KIDS:

He wants He wants-- He wants


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HELEN:

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BRUCE:

might stiU break a heart or

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(through closed teeth and bright smiles) BRUCE: Oh, yes, I've done all the work my sel f. That's how we're able to aflord the place.

sempre stacc.

BRUCE: No, no, historic restoration is an avocation, but that's very flattering. 1 teach English at Beech Creek High,
and the Bechdel Funeral Home is our family business so I'm also a funeral director.

BRUCE: (Re: a piece she's noticed.)You have a keen eye! This I found yesterday at the dump. (.]
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BRUCE: Actually I believe Rococo Revival.
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ALISON:

It all. c o m e s

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BRUCE: (Re: her request to take a picture) Absolutely. Would you like one with the family? Kids! Mrs. Bochner wants to take a photo.
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ROY: Anybody home?

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Piu mosso (to 130)


128

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ALISON: Caption: My Dad and 1


both grew up in the same small
Pennsylvania town
And he was gay. ALISON: And 1... became
knd I was gay. a lesbian cartoonist. (GO ON)
And he killed himself. (GO ON)
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M e d i u m A l i s o n : N o t To o B a d
CUE: Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY
(Applause segue)

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Thanks
Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY

MEDIUM ALISON: I will, Dad. Thanks. (GO)

MEDIUM ALISON: September 15. (GO ON)

MEDIUM ALISON: Just had a good talk with Dad and I feel MEDIUM ALISON: I'm going to spend four years reading
so much better. (Underline, underline, underline.) (GO ON) books and drawing. And that's fine. (MUSIC OUT)
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MEDIUM ALISON: It's not the world


anyway; it's Oberlin College! (GO) V-T PLt ^ M. J.1.1.1. 11 ^ ^ ^
ALISON: Wow, 1 had no idea With a Groove (J=100) Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY
what was coining. (GO ON)
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BRUCE: So sony, the kids must have been cleaning in here. This is the one we spoke about. Cheny. Quite popular. PETE: Alright.
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BRUCE: Why don't we take these brochures into the office where you can think it over.
PETE: So you say we won't see any of the bruises?
With the I.V.'s she was awful beat up by the end.

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BRUCE: No, no, we remove all signs of trauma. BRUCE: Sounds good. Take a look and give me a call later. ^
Don't worry, Pete. She'll look very peaceful. (They shake hands.) ^ ^ *
PETE: Thank you. Thanks, Bruce. Get some rest, Pete. ft
BRUCE: Of course. Let's- PETE: Thanks, Bruce. (MVSIC OUT)
PETE: (Re: the brochures.) No, I'll, I'll take these home.
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C o m e To T h e F u n H o m e
C U E :
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SMALL ALISON: Fun Home commercial. Take
seven million billion thousand. (GO)

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JOHN:

Home What it is What it is Hoc Hoc Hoc What it is What it is now, ba - beh.

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Our cas are sat-in lined.


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And we got so ma-ny mo - dels guar-an-teed to blow your mind..

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CHRISTIAN:

Tell 'em what we got What else have we got, Ti-to?


Please CLAP! (please!!!)

What else have we got, you guys


What else have we got?

JOHN:
SM.AL:

Smell-ing salts for if you're queas-y! Fold - ing chairs that o-pen

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CHRISTIAN:

These are you know what they are? Flags with mag-nets for your car!

S M . A L

T h e s e a r e w i r e a n d t h e y h o l d fl o w - e r s ' Here's a sign for the names and the ho-urs!

Stand right here when you sign the book. This is called an an-eu-ri-sm hook!

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CUE:
SMALL ALISON: Is that ail? (GO)
Is That All?
Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY

BRUCE: What? Oh, yeah. (GO ON)


Faster (Alison sits) (GO ON)
Slowly 9 '
2 Eng. Hn.

CeUo, Vln.

ALISON: Dad showed me a dead body today.


ALISON: Got a new Hardy Boy book.
Went swimming. (GO ON)
Had egg salad for lunch. (GO ON)

ALISON: What was that about. Dad? Why did you call me back
there? Is that the way your father showed you your first (Alison gets to the door)
dead body? Was it some Bechdel rite of passage? Or, am (MUSIC OUT)
1 reading too much into this? Maybe you just needed
the scissors. (GO ON) Vamp
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Danke
Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY
BRUCE: If we're careful this should bloom in a couple weeks.
MEDIUM ALISON: Please god, don't let tne (To Christian.)
Hold this.
be a lesbian. Please don't let me be a homosexual.
(To John.)
(HU by a fresh wave of humiliation.) Gimme that shovel.
Oh my god, Danke??? (GO)
(To Small Alison.)
Where's the peat moss?
With A Groove

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SMALL ALISON: This bush came from someone else's yard. That's illegal.
BRUCE: No one's lived in that house for five years, nobody's going to miss it.
SMALL ALISON: Fine.
CHRISTIAN: Mom's back from play practice! (GO 2ND TIME)
SMALL ALISON: (Pulling a bag from Helen's arms.) Are these your costumes?
HELEN: They are.
JOHN: I wanna see!
CHRISTIAN: Me too! The kids pull period dresses out of the bags.
HELEN: Careful, careful!
ROY: (Entering.) Hey, eveiybody. Que pasa? (MUSIC OUT)
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CUE:
Can We Watch TV?
Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY
CHRISTIAN: Mom, can we watch T\'?
HELEN: Sure. (GO)

ALISON:
Parlando

I want to know what's true, dig deep in-to who and what and why and when, un-til

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Helen, Bruce and Roy


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BRUCE: My job is to make it interesting. (GO)

ALISON: It's like a 1950s lesbian pulp novel.


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ALISON: 'their tawdry love could only flourish in the shadows'

HELEN. Alison find something to do. I'm practicing. (GO ON)


SMALL ALISON: I like Roy. He's funny.
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SMALL ALISON. (Peering at Helen's sheet music.) Did Chop-In write Chop Sticks?

HELEN: It's Sho-PAHN. Alison stop bothering me. BRUCE: Sit down. Take a load off.

ROY: I ve been working, I m disgusting. ROY: Don't wanna sweat all over your nice stuff.

BRUCE: What are you talking about, it's furniture for chrissakes. BRUCE: Go ahead. Stretch out if you want. (GO ON)
"Practicing" R O Y: W h a t ' c

ROY. I remember this house before you moved in. We used to ride our bikes over here
ROY: pkay, sure. when we were kids. You've done a shit-load of work.
(Bruce pours them both a glass.)
BRUCE: I did. By myself, most of it
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heart or two. You'd be sur-priscd at what a guy my age knows how to do

B R U C E : Yo u w a n t i t ?
ROY: Is that your wife playing the piano?
ROB: Ye a h .
BRUCE: Don't worry about her. (GO ON)
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1 want, I want,.
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Dear Mom And Dad


Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY
CUE:
MEDIUM ALISON: Dear Mom and Dad, (GO) MEDIUM ALISON: so it came

right in the nick of time. They sell


a kind here that 1 swear is made of
MEDIUM ALISON: Thanks for the care package. paste. Nothing else worth writing MEDIUM ALISON: (Har bar)
1 was running out of granoia bars (GO ON) home about (GO ON) Al. (MUSIC OCT)
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MEDIUM ALISON: Right, okay,
She Draws
so something like mayb^... Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY
JOAN: Oh, that's funny. (GO)

JOAN: That's really good.


MEDIUM ALISON: This? No. This is

Very slowly just quick and stupid. (GO ON)

JOAN: That's your dadi


M E D I U M A L I S O N : Ye a h .

JO^N: Who's this in the photo? JOAN: He looks cool. Did he teach you how to draw cartoons?
MEDIUM ALISON: My dad. (GO ON) MEDIUM ALISON: (Scoffs.) Definitely not. (MVSIC OUT)

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JOAN: Hello. (A beat. Then, re: Word


is Out.) That's a powerftil book.
CUE: MEDIUM ALISON: It is. (Joan
MEDIUM ALISON: And then, considers kissing her. Medium Alison
and then, it's now. Hi. (GO) wonders whether she's about to be kissed.)
JOAN: So. 1 should probably go. (GO ON)

MEDIUM ALISON: kay.


JOAN: So... Will I see you at the
Union meeting tomorrow afternoon?
MEDIUM ALISON: Yeah, I'll be, uh, MEDIUM ALISON: I'll bring these posters. Finish 'em up
yeah, I will come to the meeting. (GO ON) JOAN: Cool. I'll see you then. (MUSIC OUT)

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Tough Titty
Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY

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CUE:
MEDIUM ALISON: Bye, Joan. (GO)
Tough Titty
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(scene change)
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BRUCE: Look, you've messed this up already. Where's your barrette? SMALL ALISON: Why??
BRUCE: Because you're going to a party.
(Small Alison hands it over. He puts it in her hair.)
SMALL ALISON: Ow! (Holding out the Mary Janes.) Here.
BRUCE: Sneakers. SMALL ALISON: I don't v^ant to wear those.

3x BRUCE: Tough titty. (GO ON)


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BRUCE: You're a girl.
SMALL AL:

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This dress makes me


I des-pise this dress. What's the mat-ter with boys shirts and pants?
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SMALL ALISON: I hate it!
BRUCE: That's enough. We're late.
SMALL ALISON: You're wearing a girl color. (JUMP TO M. 28)
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BRUCE: Every other girl at this party is going to be wearing her prettiest dress and you want to put on... What? What? Your jean jacket?

BRUCE: Trousers? S'alright with me. You understand you'll be the only girl there not wearing a dress, nght?
Is that what you want? You want everyone talking about you behind your back. (MUSIC OUT)

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BRUCE: S'alright with me, change your clothes. Well? Go ahead. You gonna change? (GO ON)
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SMALL AL:

MED. AL: Dear Mom and Dad... MEDIUM ALISON: - I'm trying to tell you something and
BRUCE: (Exiting.) Good. I'm having a hard time because it's kind of a big deal.

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IM ALISON: It's not that big of a deal! It might be a big deal! I don't know!
SMALL AL:
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i la. la la la la. la l a la la. l a

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Lyrics by
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Changing My Major
ALISON: Oh my god it's so embarassing. (GO 1stx)
Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY
"Went to a meeting at the Gay Union tonight.
1 was petrified. A lot of political talk. Almost
too much, but ultimately a reasonable amount."
What does that mean? (GO 2ndx) ALISON:
., ,crkM."1 signed up to help organize a
Take Back the Night March.' I don't
know why I did it. I don't know what that
is." Oh my god. (GO ON)

In 2, colla voce
gMED. ALISON: ^ .3 4

What hap-pened last night?Are you real-ly here? Joan Joan Joan Joan Joan

n't wake up. Oh my god last night

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In 2 - Tempo prime, sempre non rubato

Joan, I feel like Her-cu-les Oh god that sounds ri-di-cu-lousJust keep on sleep-ing through this and I'll

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III have found some dig - ni - ty eeds dig

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will stu - d y. my way down her spine.

Rail.

mi - liar - ize my - self with her. well - made out - line > j

T p f r f f

while she re - search - es


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In 1 - Slower, Colla Voce
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(slower at first, then
In 1 Seining confidence)

I thought all my life I'd be all a-lone.

she drooled on the pil-low So sweet. All

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Very free

sweat-y and tan-gled up in my bed sheet And my heartfeelscom - plete.

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Lyrics by
LISA KRON

After Changing My Major


Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY

ALISON: Caption: I leapt out of the


closet-and four months later my father
C U E :
killed himself by stepping in front of
a truck. (GO 2ndx)
(Applause Segue)
While I was at college, exploding into
my new life, you...were sitting here
reading a book. (MUSIC OUT)
With a groove

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Lyrics by

Maps
LISA KRON
C U E :
SMALL ALISON: Oh yeah, 'cause Daddy
had to run to the Fun Home.
HELEN: Yes. (GO)
Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY
SMALL ALISON: (On a new track.) Oh, I know! Taking her drawing, she finds her dad.
Daddy, you saw the Leaning Tower of Pisa one time, right?
BRUCE: I did. (Re: her drawing.) What's that?
SMALL ALISON: (Excited to show him.) In school we're learning maps and globes, and Miss
Windsor said draw a map of all places people in our family have been to.
BRUCE: Aha. (GO ON)
Freely

SMALL ALISON: They're for showing tomorrow in class.


BRUCE: What's this?
SMALL ALISON: (Bursting with pride.) Okay, so: (GO ON)

SMALL ALISON: This is a keystone SMALL ALISON: That's


because Pennsylvania is the Keystone the bridge, that's the ford,
state. that's the creek, school, the
BRUCE: This square? Fun Home, our house, Aunt SMALL ALISON: Ooh, I
SMALL ALISON: That's Beech Jane and Uncle Randy's know.She draws in a new SMALL ALISON: See?
Creek, see? (GO ON) house- Bruce points. That's part. John, Christian, me. Floating in bubbles because
Germany! (GO ON) (GO ON) we're not bom yet- (MUSIC OUT)
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BRUCE: Okay^ that's interesting but let me show you how you can make it better. This is visually confusing; you've got about ten
^^ different
SMALLdrawings
ALISON:so
Butyou
thiscan't
is a really
cartoonseeand
anyinofathem. Pick
cartoon one.
there'
s all different parts.
BRUCE: But we can make it better than a cartoon.
SMALL ALISON: 1 like cartoons.
BRUCE: Sure, cartoons are fiin but I'm showing you here how to do something substantial and beautiful. Listen to me, you have
the potential to ^eome a real artist. Do you know that? You do. But that means you have to learn the craft, you have to study the
rules. Let's talk about composition. You've got too much going on here. Pick one area.
SMALL ALISON: The Keystone State.
BRUCE: That's too much. Watch this. (He takes her pad and starts a new drawing.) I'm going to draw our mountains.
See that? How I'm shading them? That gives them dimension. (GO ON)

BRUCE:

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SMALL ALISON: I want the whole state.


BRUCE: (Cross.) I'm explaining to you that you can't do that.
SMALL ALISON: Let me try.
BRUCE: Alison, this is the way it should look.
SMALL ALISON: But I liked the way mine was.
BRUCE: (Losing his temper.) But you cannot do it like that unless you want to ruin it. I am trying to teach you something important.
HELEN: (Coming in from the other room.) Bruce, it doesn't matter. It's a drawing.
BRUCE: What do you mean it doesn't matter? She's taking it to school. She's showing it in class. You know what, never mind. You want
to take a half-baked mess to school, you want to embarrass yourself like that it's fine with me. Do what you want.
SMALL ALISON: (Holding the drawing out to him.) No, I like the one you did. Daddy. (GO ON)

ALISON: 3 . 23

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Lyrics by

Bruce And Mark LISA KRON

CUE:
(segue) BRUCE: Hey, Mark. Is that you? Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY
MARK: Oh. Hey, Mr. Bechdel.
B R U C E : Yo u w a n n a l i f t ?
MARK: I'm not goin' far.
Softly, hesitantly BRUCE: I'm happy to give you a ride. Let me
3x move these groceries. Get '\n.(MlJSIC OUT)
2

(Mark gets in. They drive.) BRUCE: So, Mark. BRUCE: You got a job?
Rail. How's your summer? (GO ON)
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MARK: Oh, uh, my house is


down that way, Mr. Bechdel.
BRUCE: It's okay. There's (GO ON)
MARK: I don't... I don't think I better. (GO ON) some in the bag. (GO ON) V a m n

VlnJtrem)

BRUCE: I know. 1 just like getting the chance to know you a little better. You got yourself a girl?
MARK: Nah.
BRUCE: Saving for college? You a senior?
MARK: Junior. (MUSIC OUT)

MEDIUM ALISON: 1 haven't


BRUCE: Ah, right. heard from you. I'd really love
(GO ON) MEDIUM ALISON: Dear
some sort of response. (MUSIC OUT)
Mom and Dad, 1 assume
you got my letter. (GO ON)
Fairly Energetic Slower & more hesitantly
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Danville Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY

C U E :
BRUCE: 1 have to see a psychiatrist. ALISON: Actually it's because you were arrested, Dad. On a
SMALL ALISON: How come? (GO) charge of "furnishing a malt beverage to a minor," which I
believe is what they call a euphemism.
BRUCE: Beause I'm bad. (Bruce exits leaving Small Alison to digest this iriformation.
BRUCE: Because 1 do dumb Not good like you. Helen enters on her way to do the laundry.)
dangerous things. (GO ON) (GOON) SMALL ALISON: Daddy said he's going to Danville. (MUSIC OUT)

Va m p

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Raincoat Of Love
CUE: Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY
HELEN: If you're not home for
dinner I'm throwing it in the toilet!
(Small Alison has shut her eyes and
covered her ears to block out the fight.
Now she starts trying to sing over it.)
(GO)

SM. ALISON:

Bah ba ba ba Bah. ba ba na Bah.

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A L L S :

u 13 1 4 1 5 16

$ i
Lies yeah.

BOBBY JEREMV(Roy):

Li ^-rrni LI ^ t i'
Dur hap-py life seemed far a - wayandev-'ry-lhingwasmailcof lies T h e

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sky was turn - ing dark when ba - by I looked in your eyes.

G i r.

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you are like a rain Keep - in' me dry!


BOBBY JEREMV(Roy):

you are like a rain - coat made out of

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Mag-ic shield of love pro-tect-ing me from bad wea-thah

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HELEN/KIDS
+SUSAN DEYS:

Yo u are like. a rain

BOBBY JEREMY/BRUCE; BOBBY JEREMY:

are like. a rain

B a h bah A rain-coat of love love love love love!


BOBBY JEREMY;

A rain-coat of love love love love love!

BRUCE:

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JOHN: Love! Love!


S M . A L / C H R I S T I A N : To - g e - l h a h .
HELEN, M.AL,JOAN:
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(Fade except for Bruce,


HELEN/SIVI.AL/JOHN/CHRISTIAN: who continues as if...)

Ev - ry - thing's all right. when we're to - geth


SUSAN DEYS:

Ba ba ba ba ba

BRUCE:

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Ev - ry - thing s all right babe. when we're to - geth
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play first 2x's only, facet 3rdx

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Pony Girl Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY

Lazy 3, = J
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After Pony Girl


Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY
C U E :

(Door closes.)
ALISON: Caption: Dad goes out. Dad ALISON: No he didn't. Maybe he did.
(GO)
gets a newspaper. Dad goes...cruising? 1 don't really icnow. Who knows?
Dad picks up a hustler? (GO ON) (MUSIC OUT)

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Lyrics by
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CUE:
W h a t E l s e Wo u l d I B e
MEDIUM ALISON: What does that mean?
Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY
What else would I be? (GO)

BRUCE: Your mother's pretty upset though-not surprisingly, 1 guess. But I'm of the opinion
that everyone should experiment.
MEDIUM ALISON: (grossed-out) Seriously?
BRUCE: 1 can't say, though, that I see the point of putting a label on yourself. (GO ON)
RHODES bell-like w/reverb

^ +a, Vln, Cello


=

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njfpoco

MEDIUM ALISON: God, I just-


JOAN: I'm sorry.
MEDIUM ALISON: The tone is what I can't stand. It's so typical.
BRUCE: There have been a few So a-lknown
i g. He has to be the expert. Lots of wsidom an^^^^
times in my life when 1 thought advice about things he doesn't know anything about! I'm gs' ^
about taking a stand, but I'm not a Which means I'm not like him, and I've never been like him,
hero. Is that a cop out? Maybe so. and he can't deal with that. He still wants to be the... the
It's hard sometimes to tell what is intelectual, broad-minded, liberal, bohemian but he can't pull
really worth it. (GO ON) it off because he can't deal with me, and you know what? He
never could. He never could. (GO ON)

BRUCE: I need more coffee. Where's Betty? (MUSIC OUT)


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Ring Of Keys
Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY

C U E :

BRUCE: If I see you without it again I'll wale


ALISON: You didn't notice her at first but 1
you. Go find Loma. I need coffee. (GO) saw her the moment she walked in. She was
a delivery woman; came in with a handcart
full of packages. She was an old-school butch. (GO)

G t r.

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b e a r i n g a n d t h e j u s t - r i g h t c l o t h e s y o u ' r e w e a r - i n g Yo u r

Duple feel
(2 against 3)

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Lyrics by

CUE:
I Checked Out LISA KRON

Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY


ALISON: Unable to process this
tsunami-like revelation from my ALISON: I should have been paying attention
father- Tsunami-like??? No. (GO) Caption! I should have been paying attention.
BRUCE: Since when?
HELEN: He's been working there almost a month.
ALISON: Caption: I leapt into my new life BRUCE: Oh.
with both feet- and I blocked out everything
ALISON: And I- Caption! 1 was, 1 guess 1 was mad at you, Dad.
that was happening at home. Helen is preparing BRUCE: Well, where's Christian?
to leave the house for school. Bruce searches HELEN: At Doug's probably. (GO 2ND TIME) What do you need?
through the bag for a tool. BRUCE: Nothing. Nothing. I'll do it myself.
BRUCE: Where the hell are John and Christian???
ALISON: My life had just started to open.
HELEN: John's at Cosgrove's probably. BRUCE: Dammit! Goddammit!
BRUCE: Why?
ALISON: I didn't know. Dad, 1 had no way of knowing
HELEN: Because... He works there. (GO ON) that my beginning would be your end! (GO ON)
Vhu, Vc. (Vln. 2ndX only)

(Helen sees a broken painting.)


HELEN: Oh my god. The BrinlQ'. (GO 2ND TIME)
Did it fall? He keeps banging around the tool bag, but
doesn't answer. |Bruce, the painting. (GO 3RD TIME)
What happened? BRUCE: //shrewish voice, your histrionics, your-
BRUCE: I threw it down the fucking stairs. HELEN: You stop. You're blaming me? After what you've put
HELEN: Why?? me through? if I'm on edge every minute. You're so-
BRUCE: I don'^ // know why! BRUCE: Every single person (GO 2ND TIME) in this town
HELEN: Bruce I don't know // what's- knows what kind of man I am! You're the one with the problem!
BRUCE: Because no one fucking helps me around here! HELEN: 1 have to go to school. (GO ON)
Because 1 can't stand the sound of your hectoring// (GO ON)

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HELEN: I'll be at meetings until late. (SHIFT to Medium Alison and Joan, in their
(Helen exits.) winter coats, with backpacks and a duffle bag,
ALISON: I'm drawing. I'm drawing. I'm just drawing. I'm approaching the house.) Rail
remembering something, that's all. (GO ON)
Va m p

sub-Wp
cresc. poco a poco

MEDIUM ALISON: Oh my god, I don't wanna go m.


JOAN: It's going to be okay. MEDIUM ALISON: Come on in, let me introduce you to
MEDIUM ALISON: How's it going to be okay? my gay dad. It's only three months since I left here! What
Everything's...Who knows? Who knows? (GO ON) happened in three months? (GO ON)

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MEDIUM ALISON: (To Joan.) 1 don't know where they are.


xyfcniiiKii .A(ia ling/ Sout
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Mlo/ .i (GO
n g OON)
w / ;JOAN:
H e (Looki
y ! ngWaround,
e ' r e dumbounded.
here! ) Oh my god. (MUSIC OUT)
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JEANINE TESORI
Lyrics by
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Yo u ' v e D o n e To o M u c h
Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY

CUE:
M E D I U M A L I S O N : Yo u ' v e
done loo much.
HELEN: drive from Germany where we were living to Paris. He
HELEN: You know, shortly after wanted me to meet an Army buddy of his. We had a beautiftil
drive, ceo
we were married we took a (GO)

soft mallet attack, long sustain

HELEN: And then, just outside of Paris, he just HELEN: Why couldn't 1 read a simple fucking map?
went crazy. Just started screaming at me. (GO ON) I was a stupid, worthless bitch. I was
dumbfounded. 1 was terrified- (MUSIC OUT)

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Days
LISA KRON

C U E : Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY


MEDIUM ALISON: I don't
know how you've done it. (GO)

HELEN: acappella

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Wel-come to our house on Ma-ple A - ve - nue See how we po-iish and we shine.

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A Aft ftolto cresc. poco. a poco Rail.


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5'" JDaysJ.and1daysJ.and M J
days and days and days and days and
^

moUo cresc. poco. a poco


relentless

Regal, biting

Wel-come to our house on Ma-ple A - ve - nue See how we po-lish and we

We re-ar - range and re - al


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Bruce At The Piano


CUE;
Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY J
(Segue)

With great, loud joy


BRUCE:

fan - cy hats
That's how Ma-vis and Pearl and Car-ol

par-a - sols End-ed up to-ge-ther in - side that bar-rel Tum-bling down Ni - a

Fast 4!

Straight Vaudeville

Falls ba da ba da ba ba da ba da ba ba da ba da ^

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BRUCE: And we sang it for the dean's wife!
JOAN: No!

AfiUCE: Oh yes.
^vN: What happened???
i^rUCE: The crowd went wild!
JOAN: 1 can't believe you did that! BRUCE: (Playing the bottom part of "Heart and Soul. ") Hey Al,
(Medium Alison enters.) come play this one with your old dad.
BRUCE: Listen, as fa^ as we knew we were about to be (Medium Alison is also now having a good time.)
expelled anyway, so we thought why not stick it to the MEDIUM ALISON: No. Dad!
man on our way out! BRUCE: (To Joan.) Have you heard her play?
MEDIUM ALISON: Oh god, this story? JOAN: I have not.
JOAN: You didn't tell me your dad was a troublemaker. BRUCE: Aha! Well, she learned everything she knows from
MEDIUM ALISON: Has he got you polishing silver?? me. Keep that in mind. Come on!
JOAN: I don't know what to say. He made it sound like a MEDIUM ALISON: Dad!
great idea. I BRUCE: Come on.
BRUCE: I charmed her into it.
JOAN: He charmed me into it. (GO ON)

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Telephone Wire
C U E ;
BRUCE: That too much air?
ALISON: Um-mm. Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY
(They drive in painful silence. She looks
out the window, her eyes following the
parlando
telephone wires.) (GO) conversational/detached

3 ALISON:

Gtr (Acous) Te l - e - p h o n e w i r e

Bs (upright)

Tel-e-phone wire the creek

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At the light at the light at the light at the light you could say,

BRUCE:
ALISON

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how does it feel to know that you and 1 are both

P L A Y
PIANO

I don t know.
Where'd' ya

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BRUCE:

I know a bar

Rail.

folks like, you know.. Could be fun

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I At the light at the light at the light at the light.

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I was like you Dad, me too.

ALISON: Dad? BRUCE: ALISON: Dad?


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BRUCE: Did 1 mention I've taken on a new
project? That old house out on Route 150!
You've seen it, Al. It's been sitting empty out
there for forty, fifty years at least. {GO ON)

Tempo prime
Va m D -inA ALISON:

Tel-e-phone wire

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BRUCE: That was fun.
(They're home.)
It's earlier than 1 thought.
(He gets out of the car.)
Comin' in? (GO ON)

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Con rubato Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY

ALISON: This, um... What is this? Table in the living room virith-jack in the pulpit. Oh. Oh.
That's, uh, 1 was going to draw that // in this panel. (The table goes away. Bruce enters.)
BRUCE: Dear Al, It was great to have you home. (GO ON)

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ALISON: What was 1...? (She looks for something else to draw.) What's this?
BRUCE: I've been flying high ever since you were here.
ALISON: This. I can draw this draw this in the... (The object disappears.) Oh. (She looks for something else to draw.)
BRUCE: DearAl
ALISON: This is good. This is good. I could... I could... (GO ON)

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BRUCE: Il' admit Im
' somewhat envious of the n
' ew' freedom
t h a t a o p e a r s o n c a m p u s e s t o d a y. . ALISON: (simultaneous) What did it feel like
(Sm
i utlaneous) DearA,l Dd
i you recevie that Wmogrand artcie
l to step in front of a truck, Dad? (GO ON)
1 was telling you about? (GO ON)
Crotale (2ndx only)

BRUCE: (simultaneous) Do you know 1 was never even in ALISON: (simultaneous) What did it feel like to see U ^^'"8
New York until I was about twenty? Dear Al, I just re-read rg
i ht at you and not move?Andu
j ste
l tti hti you? (GO ON)
Araby. That could have been me- (GO ON)

BRUCE: (Simultaneous) Dear Al, I've been working like ALISON: (Simultaneous) Why? Was it because of me? Did
mad on that house I told you about. Can't think about
it have nothing to do with me? What Happened? (GO ON)
much else. Can't sleep-<CO ON)

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CUE;

(Segue)

Recit.
BRUCE: DearAl- BRUCE:

I fuck - ing
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unmetered, "sound effect"

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two miss-ing stairs, a buck-led wall


p l a s - t e r, s a g g - i n g r o o f , Vln.

da-mage, bro-ken win-dows, pipes are shit, crap ve - neer

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sun-light hits the par lor wall at cer-tain times of day

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fine this house could be. I see it so damn clear.

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Tempo Prime

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Recit., In 2: Dark, alone
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up have gone a - way

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Desperately Grand Molto RaU


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I might still break a heart or But when the


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CUE:
(Glare of headlights. Unbearable, deafening sound Orchestrations by JOHN CLANCY
of a blaring car horn. And then he's gone.
Alison, shattered, reflexively returns to her drawing
table, to her work)
(GO)

ALISON: Caption. (GO ON) ALISON: Caption. (GO ON) ALISON: Caption. Caption. (GO ON)

ALISON: I'm the only one here. (GO ON) ALISON: This is what I have of you: (GO ON)
ALISON: You in front of a classroom of
ALISON: You working on the house, smelling like
bored students. Digging up a dogwood tree. sawdust and sweat and designer cologne. You calling
me at college to tell me how I'm supposed to feel
about Faulkner or Hemingway. (GO ON)
Safety

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ALISON: (From previous song) ...tell me how I'm
supposed to feel about Faulkner or Hemingway. (GO)

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Vamp physical contact with me. (GO ON)

Colla Voce
ALISON:

Dad - dy (com-ma) hey Dad - dy


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MEDIUM ALISON:
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was like you.

SMALL ALISON:

put my arms out and fl y


FL(bring out)

SMALL ALISON: Like the Red


Baron in his Sopwith Camel!
MEDIUM ALISOmo, wait (GO ON)
Safety

Say some - thing

SMALL ALISON:

Su - per - man.
ALISON:

up in the sky

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SMALL ALISON:

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SMALL ALISON:

in my wrist-band and cape


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SMALL ALISON:

up so high.

ALISON:

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str$im and buitd


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A Tempo, j^ull (a victory!)


(SMALL AL:)

Our house is o - ver (here. and there's our

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SMALL ALISON; Daddy, there's your school! And


there's Grandma's house! There's Uncle Pete's farm!

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ALISON:

(ALISON:)

ALISON: don't e-ven that it push-es my.


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ALISON: Every
so often there was
a rare moment of

perfect balance
ALISON:
when I soared above
Caption: (GO ON) him. (GO ON)

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