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No. 9 - Trio - Pickwick, Weller and Wardle - "Boys will be boys."

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Weller: Now I maintain in this here land,
Which as we know's a free one,
That ev'ryone should understand
A boy has a right to be one.
So when he's a man he will enjoy
The thought of the time when he was a boy.
Then ho! for the days of the cobbler's wax
That we put in the teacher's seat.
Wardle: And the fruit we stole.
Pickwick: God bless my soul.
What other was half so sweet.
Weller: The runaway ring
Wardle: And the purse on a string
That we used on all Fools' Day.
Weller: The pies in the dirt!
Wardle: And the squirt!
Pickwick: How it hurt to put them all away!
Well?
All: Boys will be boys,
Boys will be boys,
The world may change and things seem strange,
But boys will still be boys.
Boys will be boys,
Boys will be boys,
The world may change and things seem strange,
But boys will still be boys.
   
Wardle: Now in this world for ev'ryone
Enjoyment should be plenty.
It's good to think of all the fun
We had when we were twenty.
When ev'ry man was your dearest friend,
And money was only a thing to spend.
Then O! for the days that we turned into night.
Weller: And the night into day instead.
Pickwick: When we drank and fought
With never a thought
Of the early morning head.
Wardle: The rattle of dice.
Weller: And the lot of advice
What we never, never took.
Wardle: And the girl we met.
Weller: And 'ud fret
Pickwick: And forget entirely how she'd look.
Well!
All: Boys will be boys,
Boys will be boys,
The world may change and things seem strange,
But boys will still be boys.
Boys will be boys,
Boys will be boys,
The world may change and things seem strange,
But boys will still be boys.
   
Pickwick: But one thing we must not forget;
If we've been fairly thrifty,
There's lots of pleasure for us yet
When we are over fifty.
It's a fact that never can be disguised,
The Old Boy isn't to be despised.
Then O! for the pipe and the bowl of punch.
Wardle: And the seat by the roaring blaze.
Weller: And a rollicking song to help along the memory of old days.
Pickwick: The fatherly views we pretend to use
To ev'ry pretty girl.
Well!
All: Boys will be boys,
Boys will be boys,
The world may change and things seem strange,
But boys will still be boys.
Boys will be boys,
Boys will be boys,
The world may change and things seem strange,
But boys will still be boys.

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