Emily’s straying husband Kheong flirts with Diana Lee, calling her “Manis-Manis” – “sweetie.”

 

Sung by Jennifer Ebron and  Anil Mohan

MANIS-MANIS

 

Manis manis, sugar pie,

sweet as candy to my eye,

dancing with you very near,

 you're my darling, you're my dear,

Ya ya,

 

You're a dish of jam so nice,

I'm the ant that you entice,

Like the honey calls the bee,

you call to me!

 

BOTH:  Like melon on the vine,

like measures of the finest wine,

K:  Your little finger tips,

manis manis sweet and fine.

ya ya!

 

D:  Naughty, naughty, talk like this,

I should really slap your wrist,

You're so wicked very sad,

you are so bad!

 

BOTH:  Like cream and honey dew,

like coffee with a cake for two,

K:  Kiss of your ruby lips,

manis manis, sweet like you.

Sweet like you! so sweet,

and my heart it beats,

Ooo your eyes, your lips, and your smile, Oh my !

 

BOTH: Like cream and honey dew, like coffee with a cake for two,

K: Kiss of your ruby lips, manis manis,

sweet like you. Sweet like you!

So sweet, and my heart it beats,

Ooo your eyes, your lips, and your smile! Ya ya

 

BOTH  Manis manis, sugar pie,

sweet as candy to my eye,

dancing with you Oh, so dear,

just you and I!

Manis manis!

 

D:Manis manis, do take care,

bees to honey, danger there,

trouble brewing just beware,

you might get stung! 

 

BOTH: Like cream and honey dew, like coffee with a cake for two,

K: Kiss of your ruby lips, manis manis,

sweet like you. Sweet like you!

So sweet, and my heart it beats,

Ooo your eyes, your lips, and your smile! Ya ya

 

BOTH  Manis manis, sugar pie,

sweet as candy to my eye,

dancing with you Oh, so dear,

just you and I!

Manis manis!

Songs from EMILY THE MUSICAL

Music byDesmond Moey

JANTONG HATI

DIANA

Promise me you'll never betray, promise that you will never deceive me,

Tell me that you"ll stay for ever, tell me that you'll never leave.

Don't leave me lonely, O don't abandon me!

 

 

KHEONG

You are all the world to me, you alone can set me free,

I will always love you true, sayang lu, jantong hati.

Se'lama-lama sayang lu, for eternity!

 

 

EMILY

Wicked, so wicked, they both betray me,  I can’t believe it!

Chelaka, chelaka, I will not forgive!

 

Emily’s straying husband Kheong calls Diana Lee “Jantong Hati,” “heart’s beloved.”  Emily overhears and curses them, “chelaka, chelaka.”

 

performed by Selly Marina, Jennifer Ebron and Anil Mohan.  

MOTHER AND CHILD

EMILY

Sweet child of my womb,

my precious boy,

flesh born of my flesh,

You are all my pride and joy!

All I ever want,

each thing I do,

 each moment I live,

always, only all for you!

 

EMILY

 No love is stronger than the love of mother and child,

No love so pure, so free of self, so undefiled.

 

RICHARD

Dear Mother of mine,

womb where I grew,

you always will know,

all my love belongs to you!

 

BOTH

 No love is stronger,

than the love of mother and child,

 no love so pure, so free from self,

 so undefiled.

 

RICHARD

How can I ever return

all that you give to me ev'ry day,

 it's a debt in my heart,

while I live I must repay!  Some day....

BOTH

No love is stronger,

than the love of mother and child,

No bond so deep,

 tender and close, gentle and mild.

 

EMILY

All I ever do,

just for  my child.

 

RICHARD

All I ever want –

Always just to see you smile!

 

 BOTH

All I ever want, each thing I do,

Each moment I live,

always, only all for you!

 

 

Emily assures her son Richard of her love and sacrifices, laying guilt on him.

 

Sung  by Selly Marina and Jules Jumari

RIDING HIGH

Riding like the wind, horse and me,

over hill and dale, I am free!

Speeding like a bird, I will flee

Far out of sight, rising up into the light,

All the world lying at my feet, life is sweet!

I can fly!  As I’m riding high!

 

Vs

Far away from all I love,

I’ve left behind my island home,

I’m far from the heat and the small narrow street,

In a green, new exciting scene I roam.

 

CH

Riding like the wind, horse and me,

over hill and dale, I am free!

Speeding like a bird, I will flee

Far out of sight, rising up into the light,

All the world lying at my feet, life is sweet!

I can fly!  As I’m riding high!

 

Let me fly, as I’m riding High 

Richard has gone to England, where riding on horseback gives him a sense of freedom and escape .. but the song turns dark towards the end.

 

Sung by Jules Jumari

LOVE WAS ALL I WANTED

 

All alone, and cold, can’t understand,

I had my dreams – now, just empty hands

I wanted it right, yet life went so wrong,

So I’ve lost out all along!

 

How did I get here? I tried the best I knew,

Did so well, ev'rything I thought I had to do.

 

Love was all I wanted, wanted all along!

I needed love that was secure,

Gentle kindness that would endure,

Love was all I wanted, wanted from the start,

I'm longing, I'm needing someone to fill my empty heart!

 

Look back at the years, what was it for?

Choices made, regrets can't restore,

I held back the words, that should have been said –

I missed by being afraid!

 

I was scared to lose, I gave love less regard,

Now I think, what if I had never pushed so hard?

 

Love was all I wanted....Love is all I need!

If only I could find a way,

I'd retrieve things that went astray.

Love was all I wanted, wanted from the start,

If only I'd given more time to care about the heart!

 

Love was all I wanted, wanted all along.

Now night comes down, I see no spark,

Love to lift me out of the dark.

Love was all I wanted, wanted from the start,

When will I find someone whose love will warm my lonely heart!

 

Love was all I wanted....

Emily, looking back on her life,  realizes that Love was all she really wanted.

 

Sung  by Selly Marina