A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Musical – “Murder of Crows”

Hector_s_house

So the Baudelaires are sent to live with Hector who isn’t looked fondly among the villagers. Also, he doesn’t say much since he’s quite nervous in front of the Council of Elders. However, after the kids leave the Town Hall, Hector seems like a pretty cool guy who likes Mexican food. He also wants the children to watch the sunset because it’s spectacular when all the crows fly from the V.F.D. town proper to the Nevermore Tree, which happens to be just in his back yard. Indeed, the birds flying away to their nightly home is quite impressive to him and there’s a rather spectacular sunset on the horizon.

Hector

I went with Paul Simon’s “St. Judy’s Comet” with this one since it’s a more low key song about a wondrous sight. Though the original is about Simon getting his son Harper to sleep since he’s up way past his bedtime. In this version, Hector describes the sight of the crows flying to the Nevermore Tree at sunset and how he wants the Baudelaires to see how spectacular it is.

 

“Murder of Crows”

Sung by Hector

See that, Baudelaires
Do you know what time it is?
Well, the hour of the sundown’s
Coming fast

The crows fly to the Nevermore Tree
From the Fowl Fountain across the skies
They’re flying fast
Flying fast

Won’t you come see this murder of crows
Fly across the skies
Dotting the vast horizon
In its wake
Seeing that murder of crows
Always makes my night
After a long day

Baudelaires
Can you see all these crows fly
Baudelaires
Dotting all the twilight skies
Flying to Nevermore Tree for the night

The founders saw
These flying birds
I’m going to sing it three times more
The named our Village of Fowl
Devotees
Though I think their crow devotion
Can be ridiculous with all these rules
They enact

Won’t you come see this murder of crows
Fly across the skies
Dotting the vast horizon
In its wake
Seeing that murder of crows
Always makes my night
After a long day

Baudelaires
Can you see all these crows fly
Baudelaires
Dotting all the twilight skies
Flying to Nevermore Tree for the night

See that, Baudelaires
Do you know what time it is?
Well, the hour of the sundown’s
Coming fast
The crows fly to the Nevermore Tree
From the Fowl Fountain across the skies
They’re flying fast

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