You can download the script as a pdf by clicking on the red text. The Princess and the Pauper


These are downloadable as mp3's.  We have CD's of these songs available by request.  You can also hear some of these songs here

The music you have is from a longer version of the show, so more than a few of the songs in our play are excerpts. Whenever there is a discrepancy between the recorded version of the song and the script, the script is correct for what we are doing this spring.

Also, as many of you know, there is often a difference between the combined show and the in-school performances. TSome songs are in the combined show but not the in-school one, others might be in the in-school show but we won't decide until the second week, and a few might be shortened. The songs (and scenes) for the combined show and the in-school show are distinguished in the scripts by whether they are in normal or boldfaced text:

  • The boldfaced text is scenes and songs that are in both the combined show and the in-school performance
  • The normal text is for scenes and songs that are only in the combined show.

The songs below are for the combined performance, with some of them being in the in-school show.

1)  Overture   Company, Rose, Rachel  Introduction to the world of 1540's London, including the princess and the pauper

2) All I Can Be   Bridget, Rachel, Urchins (3 lines)   Bridget and Rachel share what they could do in the world if they weren't poor.          

3) What I Would Do   Mother   Sad song by Mother wishing she could do more for her

4) She's Mad   Ministers, Urchins, Servants   Folks comment on the strange behavior they're seeing in the Princess and the Pauper

5) Rich / Poor   Rachel, Rose     The Princess and the Pauper remark on their new lives

6) Beggar's Creed   Bridget    Bridget teaches the Princess how to beg in the streets

7) Out There Alone  Rose   Short song by Rose being moved by the poverty she sees

8) England's Finest   Knights   Knights' song as they go about their training

9) England Shall Be Known  King Henry VIII, Court (Ministers, Servants, Cook)   King Henry shares what he wants to see in England

10) The Truth Be Found   Rowland, Ministers     Rowland debates what to do with his suspicions about the girl on the throne: the true queen, or an impostor?

11) Virtue and Vice   Ruffians, Valentina    The Ruffians share what their lives are like in the forest

12) But You Turned Away / Forgive Me Reprise   Mother, Rachel      The Pauper's decision song

13) The Fox and the Hound   Ruffians     The play put on by the Ruffians (spoken word, not song)

14) All I Can Be Reprise    Company    Final (short) song in the play

15) Forgive Me   Henry, Mother, Rachel, Rose, Bridget, Rowland (John)  Climax song mid-play that may or may not be in our performance given our timeframe

***  BONUS TRACKS  ***

We've included a bonus track as an mp3.:  Mother English.  Not in the play this year, but some kids get a kick out of it.

18) Mother English    Servants   Silly song about the English language

Sheet Music

Sheet music for the songs in the play. Please note:

  • This sheet music is for the full versions of the songs; in the club, several of the songs have been shortened:  A Different Life, Rich/Poor, Out There Alone, England's Finest, She's Mad Reprise, and Virtue and Vice.
  • The sheet music is in a slightly different order than the mp3.s above
  • There are several songs in our play for which there is not sheet music


What I Would Do

Mother English

She's Mad

Rich / Poor

Beggar's Creed 

Out There Alone

England's Finest  

England Shall Be Known

Virtue and Vice

But You Turned Away / Forgive Me Reprise

All I Can Be Reprise