The "Fourth" Novice
(to the tune of Hakkuna Matata)
Words in Italics are spoken.
_____ O Mary Amata, we’re so glad you came!
_____ It means “beloved” and your smile says the same.
All : We sing joyfully to welcome thee,
_____ Our Mary Amata.
_____ She took a new name?
_____ Yeah, it’s Amata.
_____ What’s “Amata”?
_____ Nothin’; what’s amata wit you?
All : HAHAHAHA!
_____ You see, every new name marks a new beginning. The story’s very simple; you see…
When she heard a call from God…
_____ (opera-like) WHEN SHE HEARD A CALL FROM GOOOOOOOD!
_____ Very nice.
_____ She thought our monastery had a certain appeal,
So she came for a visit and she liked the feel.
_____ She’s a beautiful soul and she fit right in,
_____ But she found there was already a Cath-a-rine.
_____ She felt no shame…
_____ Why should there be shame?
In changing her name…
_____ To a beautiful name!
Even though she’s professed…
_____ Who knew what was in store?
She came in as a guest.
_____ But not anymore!
_____ She’s Mary Amata, what a wonderful name!
_____ Our sister Amata, we’re so glad you came!
_____ (jazzy) It means “beloved” and your smile says the same.
All: We sing joyfully to welcome thee,
Our Mary Amata.