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No. 4 - Chorus - Bluefeather and Indians - "We're civilized."

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Indians: We're the high Muckeemucks
of the Tammany Clan,
And every buck is a well red man.
When the whites came among us
how sad was our lot.
We didn't care whether 'twas planted or not.
Their vices we took, but their virtues we scorn.
For the sake of its juice we acknowledge the corn.
This is manifest destiny; to it we bow.
We're sinners! Whoop la! but we're civilized now.
Oh, you must not be surprised,
Now you've made us civilized,
If we never do precisely what we ought,
For there's nothing that entices
Like a lovely lot of vices,
And we're learning them as fast as we are taught.
We're civilized, quite civilized,
Though not discreetly, we sin completely.
We're civilized, quite civilized,
We're your pupils, though somewhat despised,
We're civilized, quite civilized,
Although we hate you, we imitate you,
We're civilized, quite civilized,
Don't you see, now, blast your eyes,
We're civilized?
   
  You've taught us to gamble,
you've taught us to lie,
You've taught us to drink,
and we always are dry.
You've taught us to steal,
and this dizzy old town
We'd carry away if it wasn't nailed down.
You've taught us to swear
and you've taught us to cheat.
The whole Ten Commandments
you've made obsolete.
While you're raising your crops
we are doing our share
By raising the devil and raising your hair.
Oh, you must not be surprised,
Now you've made us civilized,
If we never do precisely what we ought,
For there's nothing that entices
Like a lovely lot of vices,
And we're learning them as fast as we are taught.
We're civilized, quite civilized,
Though not discreetly, we sin completely.
We're civilized, quite civilized,
We're your pupils, though somewhat despised,
We're civilized, quite civilized,
Although we hate you, we imitate you,
We're civilized, quite civilized,
Don't you see, now, blast your eyes,
We're civilized?


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