Songs from "The Princess Bride"
Lyrics by Greg Edwards, Music by Ron Barnett
Adapted from the Novel and Screenplay by William Goldman
"Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True
love." The Princess Bride chronicles Buttercup, a farmer's beautiful
daughter, and Wesley, a lowly farm boy who falls madly in love with her. But even when
the pair is separated and set upon by pirates, giants, and evil princes, true
love conquers all.
- BUTTERCUP, a beautiful girl
- WESTLEY, a dashing lad
- PRINCE HUMPERDINCK, Buttercup's would-be husband
- COUNT RUGEN, the Prince's adviser
- INIGO, a Spanish swordsman
- FEZZIG, a Turkish giant
- WILLIAM, the narrator
- BMI (New York, June 2009)
After Episcus and Edendus, Ron and I
decided to collaborate on our second-year assignment for BMI: the adaptation of
an existing property. We chose The Princess Bride and wrote a series of
songs which turned out very well (hooray) but, due to rights issues, will never
appear in the context of a full show (boo). So enjoy them here.