The Ceremony
Miss Saigon

the bar-girls are helping KIM to move into the new room she is to share with CHRIS. They
set up a small shrine and photos of KIM'S parents. KIM and CHRIS appear.)

GIRLS
dju vui vay

KIM (echoing)
dju vui vay

GIRLS
yu doi my

KIM
yu doi my

GIRLS
dju vui vay

KIM
dju vui vay

GIRLS
vao nyay moy

KIM
will you give me life smile today
look with favouring eyes on this man
show your daughter's heart your forgiveness
and send to us
from your home above
your blessing on our love

GIRLS
dju vui vay

KIM (echoing)
dju vui vay

GIRLS
yu doi my

KIM
yu doi my

GIRLS
dju vui vay

KIM
dju vui vay

GIRLS
vao nyay moy

GIRLS
dju vui vay

CHRIS
it's pretty but what does it mean?

GIRLS
yu doi my

KIM
it's what all the girls sing at weddings

(CHRIS looks up, startled)

GIRLS
dju vui vay

KIM
they didn't know what else to sing

GIRLS
vao nyay moy

CHRIS
it's the prettiest thing that I've ever heard

(friends arrive carrying beer and a platter of food. The party gathers around the bed, and
GIGI leads a toast to KIM.)

GIGI
Miss Saigon!

GUESTS
Miss Saigon