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The Engagement Party is a long piece from the 1986 Demo recording. It contains pieces of the songs that would become Sir Danvers, and later the Engagement Party.

Comparison with later versionsEdit

In the 1987 Demo recording the song is absent, replaced with the shorter piece entitled "Sir Danvers", which only contains the guests conversation with Sir Danvers Carew and their discussion of the character now renamed Simon Stride, who has failed to win Miss Carew's hand.

By the 1994 Complete Works Gothic Musical Thriller album, only sections of the song remain in "The Engagement Party", which features Stride and Danvers' conversation, Jekyll's announcement of his new discovery, and Stride's sarcastic wishes to Jekyll. The polite yet gossiping guests are replaced with the Board of Governors, who insult each passing partygoer in the new piece Bitch, Bitch, Bitch.

LyricsEdit

The Engagement Party

Utterson 
I remember better times only well. Though it seems an eternity, was but two months ago on a warm late summer's eve. All of London's elite had arrived at the stately home of Sir Danvers Carew, the chief of surgery at prestigious New Gate hospital, to celebrate the recent engagement of Sir Danvers' daughter Lisa to my good friend and client Dr Henry Jekyll. What a night that was, full of high spirit and bright hope...Who could have possibly foreseen the tragedy that was to play out in the coming weeks? 

Female Guest 1 
SIR DANVERS, SIR DANVERS YOU'VE DONE IT AGAIN! 
ANOTHER GREAT PARTY WITH CREME D'LA CREME 

Female Guest 2 
SIR DANVERS, SIR DANVERS YOU'VE GOT TO BE PROUD! 
WITH ALL OF THE ROYALTY HERE IN THIS CROWD 

Sir Danvers 
THANK YOU DEAR LADIES, IT'S MY TRUE DELIGHT 
TO CELEBRATE LISA'S ENGAGEMENT TONIGHT 

Female Guest 3 
SIR DANVERS, SIR DANVERS WE LOVE THE EFFECT 
OF THROWING A PARTY WE DIDN'T EXPECT 

Female Guest 4 
WHO'D EVER GUESS HENRY JEKYLL WOULD WIN 
YOUR DAUGHTER'S HAND, WHAT DID SHE SEE IN HIM? 

Male Guest 
PARDON SIR DANVERS, BUT MIGHT I INQUIRE 
ABOUT DR SCHEISSE AND HIS WELL KNOWN DESIRE 

Female Guest 4 
FOR LISA HE'S CARRIED A TORCH ALL THESE YEARS 
HE THOUGHT SHE WAS HIS UNTIL DR JEKYLL APPEARED 

Female Guest 3 
HOW DID SCHEISSE TAKE IT, WAS HE IN A RAGE? 
WHEN LISA AND JEKYLL HAD GOTTEN ENGAGED 

Female Guest 2 
Was he? 

Dr William Scheisse 
My disposition is none of your catty business Madame! 

Female Guest 2 
Dr Scheisse! I... 

Dr William Scheisse 
Why don't you gossip from another perch?

Sir Danvers 
William! 

Dr William Scheisse 
Never! Never let it be said William Scheisse is a sore loser. Sir Danvers where is Lisa? I've come to wish her and the good doctor all the happiness they deserve. 

Sir Danvers 
She'll be down soon. In the meantime come. 

Female Guest 1 
DID YOU SEE WHAT I SAW?

Female Guest 2 
DID YOU HEAR WHAT I HEARD? 

Female Guests 1 and 2 
DIDN'T DR SCHEISSE SEEM TO STAGGER A TOUCH 

Female Guest 3 
YES I SAW WHAT YOU SAW

Female Guest 4 
YES I HEARD WHAT YOU HEARD

Female Guests 3 and 4 
I THINK DR SCHEISSE HAS BEEN DRINKING TOO MUCH 

Female Guest 1 
NOW HE'S LOST HIS ONLY ROMANCE 

Female Guest 2 
OH PLEASE, DR SCHEISSE HAD HIS CHANCE 

Female Guest 3 
DON'T TEASE, HE MIGHT ASK YOU TO DANCE 
YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE THAT MIGHT LEAD 

Male Guest 2 
May I have this dance? 

Female Guest 2 
I thought you'd never ask! 

Male Guest 3 
would you care to dance? 

Female Guest 3 
With you? Of course! 

Male Guest 4 
A dance Mademoiselle? 

Female Guest 4 
Mais oui, Monsieur, mais oui! 

Male Guest 4 
oh mademoiselle, we may, we may! 

Female Guest 1 
I'M NOT ONE TO GOSSIP BUT IF PASSING BY 
I OVERHEARD JEKYLL WAS HORRIBLY SHY 

Female Guest 4 
I DON'T BELIEVE RUMOURS BUT LISTEN TO THIS! 
I HEARD IT WAS LISA WHO THREW THE FIRST KISS! 

Female Guest 1 
YES SHE'S A BIT FORWARD I HEAR 

Female Guest 2 
OH PLEASE, HOW COULD SHE DOMINEER? 

Female Guest 3 
WITH EASE! SHE'S A TOUGH LITTLE DEAR 
SHE'S A GIRL WHO'S AHEAD OF HER TIME 

Female Guest 2 
I NEVER SPREAD RUMOURS EXCEPT WHEN THEY'RE MILD 
BUT I HEARD THAT LISA HAS BEEN RATHER WILD! 
THAT WHEN LISA'S MOTHER HAD JUST PASSED AWAY 
SEEMS NO ONE COULD GUESS WHAT SHE WOULD DO OR SAY!

Female Guest 3 
NOW SHE'S GOT HERSELF A REAL FIND 

Female Guest 1 
TO ME HENRY JEKYLL'S DIVINE 

Female Guest 2 
THEY'LL BE ONE OF LONDON'S REFINE 

Female Guest 4 
AND I WOULD GIVE ANYTHING 
GIVE HER ANYTHING 
TO TRADE HER FUTURE FOR MINE 

Female Guest 3 
OR MINE 

Female Guest 2 
OR MINE 

Female Guest 1
OR MINE 

Utterson 
Henry Jekyll, where the devil have you been? Have you forgot that this party is in your honour? 

Jekyll 
I don't know where the time went, I'm sorry John. 

Utterson 
You'll be late for your own funeral. 

Jekyll 
Oh but John, I'm working on something quite marvellous! I'm finally doing what I've long known I would! 

Utterson 
Oh really? Well what is it? 

Jekyll 
Not here, not tonight. Maybe after tomorrow!

Utterson 
But why tomorrow? 

Jekyll 
I make my proposal before the board at the hospital tomorrow morning, and if they give me their approval I'm convinced you're going to see something great, something extraordinary! 

Utterson 
You're trying to save the world again Henry? 

Jekyll 
Oh just a small part of it John, but I can make a difference, I know I can! 
WHAT I'VE DISCOVERED IS EVERYTHING WONDERFUL 
SOMETHING A SCIENTIST DREAMS ALL HIS LIFE 
NEVER BEFORE HAVE I FELT THIS INCREDIBLE 
NEVER BEFORE HAS IT ALL GONE SO RIGHT! 

Lanyon 
HENRY JEKYLL
HOW'D YOU DO IT?
HOW'D YOU CAPTURE THE HEART 
OF SIR DANVER'S GIRL? 

Enfield 
LISA'S QUITE A CATCH 
NOW YOU'VE MET YOUR MATCH
YOUR THE ENVY 
OF EVERY MAN UNATTACHED

Sir Danvers 
Henry! 

Jekyll 
Sir Danvers! How are you sir? 

Sir Danvers 
We've been worried about you. 

Utterson 
Sir Danvers, Henry was just telling me about his new idea he's brining to your committee tomorrow. 

Sir Danvers 
Yes, yes of course, you might all imagine we are breathlessly awaiting Henry's recitation. His engagement to wed my only child is most certainly of secondary importance! 

Jekyll 
Oh I beg your forgiveness Sir Danvers. I Had a few last minute details to attend to in my lab. 
PLEASE FORGIVE ME 
BUT I WAS INVOLVED 
WITH PROBLEMS TO SOLVE 
WITH ANSWERS TO FERRET OUT 

POSITIVELY I'M ON THE RIGHT TRACK
AND ALL THAT I LACK 
IS MONEY AND TIME 
AND THE SPACE TO BE FREE
AND YOU'LL SEE 
THAT I'LL MAKE YOU ALL PROUD!

Sir Danvers 
INDEED 

Jekyll 
TOMORROW YOU'LL SEE WHAT THE FUTURE IS ALL ABOUT 
WHAT I'LL REVEAL IS A GLORIOUS PLAN 
TOMORROW I'LL SHOW YOU EXACTLY THE WHY AND HOW
TOMORROW I'LL SHOW YOU THE FUTURE OF MAN 
TOMORROW! 

Scheisse 
HENRY JEKYLL LET ME BE THE FIRST TO WISH 
YOU AND YOUR BRIDE-TO-BE ONLY PROSPERITY 

Jekyll 
THANK YOU SCHEISSE, IT'S QUIET CIVIL OF YOU 
NOT TO QUIBBLE, I TOO WANT THE BEST FOR US I AGREE 

Scheisse 
TELL ME JEKYLL
HOW'D YOU DO IT? 
HOW'D YOU CAPTURE THE HEART
OF SIR DANVER'S GIRL? 

IN ANOTHER LIGHT 
THIS COULD BE MY NIGHT!
GIRLS LIKE LISA COME BY 
ONLY ONCE IN A LIFE! 

Jekyll / Scheisse 
SHE'S WARM LIKE THE SUNSHINE IN MAY 
SO WARM SHE STOLE MY BREATH AWAY 
AND NOW THERE'S REASON TO MY LIFE / AND NOW THERE'S NO REASON TO MY LIFE! 

Jekyll 
My God! John, look at her! 
LISA OH SO BEAUTIFUL 
YOU ARE DAZZLING 
STANDING THERE 
SO YOUNG SO FAIR 
YOU SHINE! 

Jekyll / Scheisse 
LISA YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL
OH SO DAZZLING 

Jekyll 
LISA 

Scheisse 
LISA 

Jekyll/ Scheisse
LISA 

Lisa 
OH DEAR HENRY
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL
AND YOU THRILL ME 
AND THE STARS SHINE 
THEY'RE SO BEAUTIFUL 
WHEN YOU'RE NEAR 

I WAS LOST BUT NOW I'M FOUND 
HOW YOU TURNED MY LIFE AROUND 
LIKE A SHELTER IN THE STORM 
YOU ARE SAFE AND YOU ARE WARM 
TO ME, OH HENRY 

Sir Danvers 
Friends, if I may propose a toast. To Lisa and Henry, I raise a glass to you both. To A long, long life, together, filled richly with happiness, & prosperity, may God save the queen! 

Guests 
Yeah! 
Hear! 
Hear! 
Yeah! 
God save The Queen!
Yes, God save The Queen!

Jekyll 
THIS REMINDS ME OF THE FIRST TIME 
AT THE SPRING BALL 
ALL THOSE PEOPLE 
AND YOU CHOSE ME TO TALK TO
I WAS MY USUAL SHY SELF 

Lisa 
BUT THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU 
SOMETHING ABOUT YOU

LinksEdit

the track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MChj3o7ChHc&list=PLhouaKJMajzrd3jCvy1xnyANFvhod5RwQ

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