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No. 11 - Entrée Act and Opening Ensemble Act III

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Chorus: Come, fill up a brimming flagon,
Toss a Bumper down, lads!
Old Dame Care is like a dragon
That we fain would drown, lads;
In the bay till dawn of day
Our good old ship lies anchored;
Drink all to our enterprise
In a parting tankard!
Over sea, aye, over sea, aye,
Soon we shall be faring,
Trusting, trusting any wind that blows,
Ev'ry danger daring.
Over sea, aye, over sea, aye,
Not a heart despairing,
Where the good ship taketh me,
Knowing not nor caring
Men: Yo! ho!
Girls: Over the sea, ay, ay,
Men: Yo! ho!
Girls: Over the sea, yo! ho!
Men: Yo! ho! Yo! ho! Yo! ho! Yo! ho! Yo! ho! Yo! ho!
1st. Cavalier: I leave a jilting jade behind,
Who to spurn me was inclined.
Naught to lose and all to gain,
I set sail for this New Spain.
2nd. Cavalier: O! I have creditors, a score,
Who are eager for my gore,
It will cause them lots of grief and pain,
My departure for New Spain,
Chorus: Ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!
2nd. Cavalier: You put it nicely
Your case, my lad, is ours precisely.
3rd. Cavalier: I have a wife, a plague to life,
With a temper, that's a Cane;
O! gladly will I welcome strife
Of any kind in this New Spain.
Chorus: Ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!
You 'scape the fetter,
you can't do worse, you may do better,
Ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!
Come, fill up a brimming flagon,
Toss a Bumper down, lads!
Old Dame Care is like a dragon
That we fain would drown, lads;
In the bay till dawn of day
Our good old ship lies anchored;
Drink all to our enterprise
In a parting tankard!

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