Princess Ida ’06

Sung to the tune of “If You Give Me Your Attention, I Will Tell You What I Am”
King Gama’s song from Act I
Written by James Ahrens
Performed by James Ahrens and the Company

If you give me your attention, I will tell you what to do,
        Turn off electric gadgets that you brought in here with you.
It makes it somewhat difficult when we begin to sing,
And the pagers start to twitter and the cell phones start to ring.
It doesn’t help our acting or our clarity of tone,
When someone spoils the moment with the ringing of a phone.
        We hate to be impertinent and tell you what to do,
But we know that if there’s ringing you’ll be irritated too.

So turn them off!
So turn them off!
Turn cell phones off!