Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Synopsis: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical or operetta with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis.
Genre: Musical
Production: Universal
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
76 min


Some folks dream of the wonders they'll do, Before their time on this planet is through.

Some just don't have anything planned,

They hide their hopes and their heads in the sand.

Now I don't say who is wrong who is right,

But if by chance you are here for the night.

Then all we need is an hour or two to tell the tale of a dreamer like you.

We all dream a lot.

Some are lucky, some are not. But if you think it, want it, dream it, Then it's real.

You are what you feel.

But all that I say,

Can be told another way.

In the story of a boy who's dreams came true. And he could be you.

I closed my eyes, drew back the curtain To see for certain what I thought I knew Far far away, someone was weeping But the world was sleeping

Any dream will do

I wore my coat (I wore my coat) with golden lining (Ah)

Bright colors shining (Ah), wonderful and new

And in the east (And in the east), the dawn was breaking (Ah) And the world was waking (Ah)

Any dream will do

A crash of drums, a flash of light My golden coat flew out of sight The colors faded into darkness

I was left alone

May I return (May I return) to the beginning (Ah)

The light is dimming (Ah), and the dream is too

The world and I (The world and I), we are still waiting (Ah) Still hesitating (Ah)

(Ah) Any dream will do (Ah) Any dream will do

Any Dream Will Do







Jacob & Sons


Way way back many centuries ago Not long after the Bible began Jacob lived in the land of Canaan A fine example of a family man Jacob, Jacob and sons

Depended on farming to earn their keep Jacob, Jacob and sons

Spent all of his days in the fields with sheep

Jacob was the founder of a whole new nation

Thanks to the number of children he had

He was also known as Israel, but most of the time

His sons and his wives used to call him Dad (Bros Shout: DAD!)

Jacob, Jacob and sons

Men of the soil, of the sheaf and crook Jacob, Jacob and sons

A remarkable family in anyone's book

Reuben was the eldest of the children of Israel With Simeon and Levi the next in line

Napthali and Isaachar with Asher and Dan Zebulon and Gad took the total to nine

Jacob, Jacob and sons

Benjamin and Judah, which leaves only one

Jacob, Jacob and sons

Joseph-- Jacob's favorite son

Jacob, (Jacob) Jacob and sons Jacob, (Jacob) Jacob and sons Jacob, (Jacob) Jacob and sons Jacob, Jacob, Jacob and Sons

Joseph's mother, she was quite my favorite wife I never really loved another all my life

And Joseph was my joy because

He reminded me of her

Through young Joseph, Jacob lived his youth again (Chorus: Ba, Ba...)





Joseph's Coat







Loved him, praised him, gave him all he could, but then (Chorus: Ba, Ba...) It made the rest feel second best

And even if they were

Being told we're also-rans Does not make us Joseph fans

But where they had really missed the boat is We're great guys but no-one seems to notice

Joseph's charm and winning smile

Failed to slay them in the aisle

And their father couldn't see the danger

He could not imagine any danger

He just saw in Joseph all his dreams come true

Jacob wanted to show the world he loved his son To make it clear that Joseph was the special one So Jacob bought his son a coat

A multi-colored coat to wear

Joseph's coat was elegant the cut was fine (Chorus: Ba, Ba...)

The tasteful style was the ultimate in good design (Chorus: Ba, Ba...) And this is why it caught the eye

A king would stop and stare

And when Joseph tried it on

He knew his sheepskin days were gone

Such a dazzling coat of many colors How he loved his coat of many colors

In a class above the rest (Chorus: Ah...)

It even went well with his vest (Chorus: Ah...)

Such a stunning coat of many colors (Chorus: Ah...) How he loved his coat of many colors (Chorus: Ah...)

It was red and...

yellow (and) green (and) Brown (and) blue

Joseph's brothers weren't

Too pleased with what they saw

We had never liked him All that much before And now this coat

Has got our goat
















Joseph's Dreams



And when Joseph graced the scene His brothers turned a shade of green

His astounding clothing took the biscuit Quite the smoothest person in the district

I look handsome, I look smart (Chorus: Ah...)

I am a walking work of art (Chorus: Ah...)

Such a dazzling coat of many colors (Chorus: Ah...) How I love my coat of many colors (Chorus: Ah...)

It was red (and) yellow (and) green (and) brown (And) scarlet (and) black (and) ochre (and) peach (And) ruby (and) olive (and) violet (and fawn)

We feel life is unfair

I look handsome, I look smart (Choir: Ah...) I am a walking work of art (Ch: Ah...)

Such a dazzling coat of many colors (Ch: Ah...)

How I love my coat of many colors (Ch: Ah...)

It was red and yellow and green and brown Scarlet and black and ocher and peach

(And) lilac (and gold and) chocolate

(and mauve and) cream (and crimson and) silver (and rose and) azure and lemon and) russet (and grey and) purple (and white and) pink (and orange and)

red, yellow, green, brown, scarlet, black, ochre, peach

And ruby and olive and violet and fawn (Ah)

And lilac and gold and chocolate and mauve And cream and crimson and silver and rose (Ah) And azure and lemon and russet and grey (Ah) And purple and white and pink and orange

And blue!

Joseph's coat annoyed his brothers

But what makes us mad

Are the things that Joseph tells us of the Dreams he's often had

I dreamed that in the fields one day The corn gave me a sign

Your eleven sheaves of corn

All turned and bowed to mine

My sheaf was quite a sight to see A golden sheaf and tall

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Tim Rice

Sir Timothy Miles Bindon "Tim" Rice (born 10 November 1944) is an English lyricist and author. An Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning lyricist, Rice is best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he wrote Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita, with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA, with whom he wrote Chess, and for additional songs for the 2011 West End revival of The Wizard of Oz, and for his work for Walt Disney Studios with Alan Menken (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, King David), Elton John (The Lion King, Aida, The Road to El Dorado) and Ennio Morricone. more…

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Submitted on April 16, 2016

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