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Wonderful is a song sung by the Wizard and Elphaba in the middle of act two. Elphaba arrives to try to free the flying monkey that she put wings on. The Wizard finds her though, before she can do her task. In the song the Wizard explains to Elphaba how he became beloved by the people of Oz. He also promises Elphaba that he can make her "wonderful" as well. Afterwards, Elphaba finds Doctor Dillamond left speechless and mute. She turns down the Wizard and flees the Emerald City.

Wundervoll is Wonderful in the production, Wicked Die Hexen Von Oz. The title translates to "Wonderful."

LyricsEdit

WIZARD (Sung)
I never asked for this
Or planned it in advance
I was merely blown here
By the winds of chance
I never saw myself
As a Solomon or Socrates
I knew who I was:
One of your dime a dozen
Mediocrities
Then suddenly I'm here
Respected - worshipped, even
Just because the folks in Oz
Needed someone to believe in
Does it surprise you
I got hooked, and all too soon?
What can I say?
I got carried away
And not just by balloon:
Wonderful
They called me "Wonderful"
So I said "Wonderful" - if you insist
I will be "Wonderful"
And they said "Wonderful"
Believe me, it's hard to resist
'Cause it feels wonderful
They think I'm wonderful
Hey, look who's wonderful -
This corn-fed hick
Who said: "It might be keen
To build a town of green
And a wonderful road of yellow brick!"


(spoken) See - I never had a family of my own. So, I
guess I just - wanted to give the citizens of Oz everything.


ELPHABA (spoken) So you lied to them.


WIZARD
(spoken) Elphaba, where I'm from, we believe all sorts of
things that aren't true. We call it - "history."
(sung) A man's called a traitor - or liberator
A rich man's a thief - or philanthropist
Is one a crusader - or ruthless invader?
It's all in which label
Is able to persist
There are precious few at ease
With moral ambiguities
So we act as though they don't exist
They call me "Wonderful"
So I am wonderful
In fact - it's so much who I am
It's part of my name
And with my help, you can be the same
At long, long last receive your due
Long overdue
Elphaba - The most celebrated
Are the rehabilitated
There'll be such a - whoop-de-doo
A celebration throughout Oz
That's all to do - with you
Wonderful
They'll call you wonderful:

ELPHABA
It does sound wonderful:
WIZARD
Trust me - it's fun
BOTH
When you are wonderful
It would be wonderful?
Wonderful, wonderful
WIZARD
One! Two! And:
(they dance)

VideosEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Towards the end of Wonderful, there's an extended version from the 2006 Wicked Tour. Both Elphaba and Wizard have extra lines in the song.

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