Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tune In Thursday: Camelot

Today's song is "I Loved You Once In Silence" from the Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot, based on the legend of King Arthur. It's no My Fair Lady, but it does have some good songs, including this one. In this song, Queen Guenevere has fallen in love with Lancelot and the two of them have been having an affair. She talks about how sad it was loving him unrequitedly before she knew he loved her back, and then compares it to how much worse it is now, knowing that they're going to inevitably hurt Arthur. The song has her realizing that there will be no happy ending to this story at this point (and there isn't). The music to this song is really gorgeous. Here is Julie Andrews from the original Broadway cast performing it.

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