Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

07 March 2004

For Ashley

There are two men out and it’s in the ninth and the score is four to three
There's a man on first and a man at bat and the man at bat is me
And I'm sorta scared and I'm sorta proud and I'm stronger than I seem
And I take a swing and my dad is there and it’s what you'd call a dream
For the ball flies in the sun and it sails off as I run
The crowd is roaring; cheering as I go; so are all the guys on the team
And I run for home and we win the game and it’s what you'd call a dream

And the sun shines like diamonds
The summer sun shines like diamonds
The summer sun, high in a baseball sky, shines like diamonds
And the sun shines like diamonds
And the sun shines like diamonds

There are two men out and it’s in the ninth and the score is four to three
There's a man on first and a man at bat and the man at bat is me
And it’s what you'd call a dream


The preceding is one of the best audition songs for tenors you can ever find. It was written by Craig Carnelia and is from his off-broadway revue "Diamonds." Every audition I've been in where we've heard this, the director will ask "What is that from??? It's a winner.

Also, Ashley. Merrily we Roll Along is a Sondheim show like I thought. Cheers.