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No. 5 - Song - Princess Mary - "That beautiful isle of the sea."

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Princess: There is a land that we visit in fancy,
A beautiful isle of the sea,
Where the life drifts along, a perennial song,
As happy as happy can be;
There, the lotos flow'r blooms
With its lulling perfumes
And one wears a perpetual smile,
For there's never a care to intrude on you there
In that beautiful radiant isle.
Oh! happy island! Would that I were there,
All the girls there are pretty, all men are square;
That land for my land, gladly there I'd be,
There's nothing to do but love and be true
In that isle of the sea.
Chorus: Oh! happy island!
Would that I were there,
All the girls there are pretty, all men are square;
That land for my land, gladly there I'd be,
There's nothing to do but love and be true
In that isle of the sea.
   
Brandon: In that beautiful, beautiful island,
If a tradesman is there to be found,
He never retails with fantastical scales
Seven ounces or so to the pound;
There, the neighbours who sing
the last popular thing
Never warble a mile off the key;
If they do, without bail they are led off to jail
In that sensible isle by the sea.
Oh! happy island! Would that I were there,
All the girls there are pretty, all men are square;
That land for my land, gladly there I'd be,
There's no one forgets to pay up his old debts
In that isle of the sea.
Chorus: Oh! happy island!
Would that I were there,
All the girls there are pretty, all men are square;
That land for my land, gladly there I'd be,
There's no one forgets to pay up his old debts
In that isle of the sea.
   
Princess: In that almost impossible island,
That beautiful island so blest,
It is not etiquette for one person to get
All the money, there's some for the rest;
In that singular land there's no plutocrat grand
A law licensed brigand can be,
For the laws are so fair, ev'ry man has his share
In that curious isle of the sea.
Oh! happy island! Would that I were there,
All the millionaires try not taxes off to swear;
That land for my land, gladly there I'd be,
Though the coast is of "rocks"
There's no "feller" that mocks
At the laws of that isle of the sea.
Chorus: Oh! happy island!
Would that I were there,
All the millionaires try not taxes off to swear;
That land for my land, gladly there I'd be,
Though the coast is of "rocks"
there's no "feller" that mocks
At the laws of that isle of the sea.

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