A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Musical – “Uphill Climb”

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Since the caravan fell off the cliff so quickly after Violet and Klaus got out, the elder Baudelaires didn’t have time to gather supplies or much of anything. So they have to make do to what they managed to salvage and it’s not reassuring. Klaus has a poncho, pitcher, sweater, and mirror while Violet’s got a coat, ukulele, and bread knife. In regards to supplies, they don’t have anything useful besides the clothes they got. Since they have no transport and given Klaus’s photographic memory, the elder Baudelaires decide to hike up the mountain themselves. Because that’s where Count Olaf seems heading and where Sunny will be. Not to mention, there’s V.F.D. headquarters which might help them find a possible surviving parent. That means they’ll have to head up the Stricken Stream which is in a grayish black though there may be caves nearby. Yet, before long, they run into snow gnats.

Steep Alpine mountains covered in winter snow

The song I picked here was Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah’s “Lake Shore Drive” which is about an expressway around Lake Michigan in Chicago and featured in the second Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack. In this version, I have Violet and Klaus discussing their situation in the Mortmain Mountains as they set off on their tedious journey.

 

“Uphill Climb”

Sung by Violet and Klaus Baudelaire

Violet:
Here’s a coat for you from the caravan, for a colder uphill climb
On Mount Fraught is where Olaf’s at, so we better get supplies
Got a coat beside a bread knife, ukulele for the fire
Not well suited for a mountain climb, but we must get by
Guess this’ll be a long cold journey for both of us, start on uphill climb

Both:
Count Olaf has our Sunny
Atop of Mount Fraught
Starting up our uphill climb, hope she can be found
Need to find base of V.F.D., anytime trouble bound

Klaus:
We follow up from the Stricken Stream, I think we can get by
If we ever need a place to sleep, we can stop inside caves nearby
I’ve got a pitcher, mirror, sweater, and poncho if you must surmise
But we must start on our journey, walking an uphill climb
Better move up the mountainside to find Sunny, though we lack supplies

Both:
Count Olaf has our Sunny
Atop of Mount Fraught
Starting up our uphill climb, hope she can be found
Need to find base of V.F.D., anytime trouble bound

Violet:
We’re climbing up and we don’t have food
Klaus, what did you want to say?
I’m sure Count Olaf won’t hurt her much, since he’ll assume we’re already dead
Don’t list why the Stricken Stream is a grayish black or talk about Mom or Dad
Give me the poncho, you wear the sweater, what’s that large cloud of black?
Wonder how we’d find a way to escape, from the swarm of stinging snow gnats

Both:
Count Olaf has our Sunny
Atop of Mount Fraught
Starting up our uphill climb, hope she can be found
Need to find base of V.F.D., anytime trouble bound

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