Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

1
       This song
of the Man and his Wife
     is of no place
    and every place;
you might hear it anywhere 
      at any time.

2
For wherever the sun rises and sets,
     in the city's turmoil 
             or 
under the open sky on the Farm, 
    life is much the same; 
sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet.

3
Among the vacationists 
         was 
 a Woman of the City. 
Several weeks had passed 
   since her coming 
 and still she lingered.

4
  "They used to be 
    like children, 
carefree...always happy 
   and laughing..."

5
  "They used to be 
    like children, 
carefree...always happy 
   and laughing..."

6
"Now he ruins himself 
   for that woman 
   from the city - 
   Money-lenders 
   strip the farm -"

7 [The last line fades in after a moment:]
"Now he ruins himself 
   for that woman 
   from the city - 
   Money-lenders 
   strip the farm -
and his wife sits alone."

8
"Tell me! 
You are all 
  mine?"

9
"Sell your Farm...
  come with me 
  to the City."

10
".. and my wife?"

11 [The word "drowned" fades in after a moment:]
"Couldn't she 
    get drowned?"

[The text appears to melt and slide down 
 the screen, to suggest drowning.]

12
"..then overturn 
    the boat...
it will look like 
   an accident."

13 [dissolves directly to next title]
Leave all this 
   behind...
come to the City!" 

14
   "Come 
to the City!"

15
"..after the boat 
has capsized, 
  save yourself 
with these bulrushes."

16
    "The rushes 
  will hold you up. 
Scatter them before you 
  reach the shore 
  and tell everyone 
she drowned by accident."

17
"We're going for a trip 
 across the water. 
     I may not be back 
 for quite a while."

18
"Don't be afraid 
     of me!"

19
"Don't be afraid 
     of me!"

20
     "God is giving you, 
in the holy bonds of matrimony, 
           a trust. 
She is young...and inexperienced. 
    Guide her and love her..."

21
"... keep and protect 
          her 
     from all harm."

22
"Wilt thou 
   LOVE
   her?"

23
"Forgive me!"

24
"Manicure?"

25
"You'd look grand 
with a high polish!" 

26
"Come again!" 

27
  "Thank you! 
And you must come 
   and see us 
   some time."

28
"Congratulations! 
     She is 
the sweetest bride 
I've seen this year."

29
  "Hit the hole...
make the little piggy 
       roll!"

30
 "We'll sail home 
  by moonlight..
another honeymoon."

31
"...I couldn't give up hope. 
     I know the tides...
I went around the Point..."

32
Finis


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