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Piano/Vocal The Light in the Piazza

The Beauty Is
Revised 4/16/05
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Words and Music by Adam Guettel

MARGARET: "And this is interesting."


(Clara notices statue)
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Win - ston Sa - lem. That's the land of cor - du - roys!

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and the beau - ty is I still meet peo - ple I know. Hel -

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lo. This is want - ing some - thing This is reach-ing for it.
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This is wish- ing that a mom-ent would ar - rive. This is tak - ing chanc-es.

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This is al - most touch-ing. What the beau-ty is...

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I don't un - der-stand a word they're say - ing. I'm as dif - f'rent here as

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dif-f'rent can be, but the beau - ty is I still meet peo - ple like me.


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E - very-one's a mo - ther here in I - tal-y.

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E - very-one's a fa - ther or a son. I think if I had a child

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I would take such care of her. Then I would-n't feel like one.

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I am not a - lone. I feel known!

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This is want - ing some-thing This is pray-ing for it. This is hold-ing breath and

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I'll see that boy a - gain. I've got a feel - ing
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he's just a some - one too. And the beau - ty is
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when you re - a - lize, when you re - a - lize some - one could be

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