The Tempest

by: William Shakespeare

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CALIBAN
(sings drunkenly)
Farewell, master! Farewell, farewell.
CALIBAN
(sings drunkenly)
Goodbye, master! Goodbye, goodbye.
TRINCULO
A howling monster, a drunken monster.
TRINCULO
A loud-mouthed, drunken monster.
CALIBAN
90 (sings)
No more dams I’ll make for fish,
Nor fetch in firing
At requiring,
Nor scrape trencher, nor wash dish.
'Ban, 'Ban, Ca-caliban
Has a new master. Get a new man.
Freedom, high-day, high-day, freedom, freedom, high-day, freedom!
CALIBAN
(sings)
I won’t build you any more dams to catch fish,
Or fetch you firewood when you order me to,
Or clean the plates, or wash dishes.
'Ban, 'ban, Ca-caliban
Has a new master. So get a new servant.
Freedom, what a wonderful day, wonderful day, freedom, freedom, wonderful day, freedom!
STEPHANO
O brave monster! Lead the way.
STEPHANO
Good monster! Show us the way.
Exeunt
They exit.