Me, Who Am I?

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Me, Who Am I?

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

As Prince of the Kingdom, Topher faces his future as king with uncertainty.

Originally written for Me and Juliet, but cut during previews, “Me, Who Am I?” was repurposed for the 2013 Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

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“Me, Who Am I?” LYRICS

Topher:
Me, who am I?
A far-from-perfect guy –
A bum who wants to do what’s right
But often does what’s wrong,
A kid whose voice is way off-key
But loves to sing a song,
A guy who dreams like a lion
But wakes up like a lamb…
Me, who am I
But the guy I am?
That’s who’m I.

Knights, Sebastian & Lord Pinkleton:
His Royal Highness Christopher Rupert
Slayer of dragons
Pitiless to ogres
Destroyer of griffins and giants
No friend to gargoyles
Nice to the needy
Sportsman and poet
A guy who dreams like a lion
But wakes up like a lamb…

Topher:
Me, who am I
But the guy I am?

Knights, Sebastian & Lord Pinkleton:
He’s our hero!
Such perfection!
He’s the kind of guy who we’d all like to be.
What’s the use of self-reflection?
Church bells will ring
When you are king.
People will sing
There is no one quite like –

Topher:
Me, who am I?
A far from perfect guy –
A jerk who wants to do what’s right
But often does what’s wrong,
A drip whose voice is way off-key
But loves to sing a song.
A guy who dreams like a lion
But wakes up like a lamb…
Me, who am I,
But the guy I am?
Yes, that’s who’m I.
That’s who’m I!

Knights, Sebastian & Lord Pinkleton:
His Royal Highness
Christopher Rupert,
Slayer of dragons,
Pitiless to ogres,
Destroyer of griffins and giants,
No friend to gargoyles!
Nice to the needy,
Sportsman and poet,
Swordsman, statesman,
Nifty dancer,
Sailor of the oceans,
Surveyor of the mountains and valleys,
He’s a prince!
What a guy! What a guy!
What a guy! What a guy!
He’s a plain and simple
Complicated, fascinating guy!
What a guy!

All:
Ha!