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No. 12 - Act II Opening Chorus

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Girls: Hay, Hay, a wagon of hay,
It's easy to slide on and com'fy to ride on
Is Hay, Hay, a wagon of hay.
So whether at night or during the day,
A ride in a wagon filled with hay
Is fun that none will care to shun
If ever it come their way, their way,
To ride in the sun or when day is done,
In a wagon that's filled with hay, with hay.
Arabella: Though our pencils click at arithmetic,
And our pens we may scratch in our writing,
Yet it's hard to stay in the school all day
When the weather is so inviting.
Oh, geography is calamity
And grammar's a tribulation
While we vainly sigh for the bright blue sky
And our innocent recreation.
Polly: When a servant she's
On her hands and knees
A-wiping a floor with polish,
Then I must admit that she feels a bit
What you might call "melancholish."
Oh it's hard to scrub at an old wash-tub
Just to keep your situation,
And you're baking cakes while your heart just breaks
For some innocent recreation.
Girls: Ah! Ah! Oh, to work at school
On the golden Rule
Is a matter of great vexation
While we vainly sigh for the bright blue sky
And some innocent recreation.
Miss Tompkins: Quiet, ladies, all of you.
Men are coming in to view.
To them your presence is denied,
So till they're gone, young ladies hide!
Girls: We'll hide. We'll hide.
Men: In the boom and the roar of a great big gun
There is joy that nought can stifle,
But the sound I love when the war is done
Is the rattle and the crack of a rifle.
So here's to the hunt and the long pot-shot,
For whether you bag your bird or not,
Your troubles in life are quite forgot
In the rattle and the crack of a rifle.
   
Sam: It's a treat, I declare,
To be out in the air
For a walk with a gun on your shoulder,
And I feel like a boy with a new-fangled toy,
Though I'm really a year or two older.
Weller: There are times in the life
Of a man who's a wife
And may be a couple of Kiddies,
That he's glad for a day to be out of the way
Of the woman, especially the widdies.
Men: Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
We agree with you there's enjoyment too
In this lovely autumn weather,
When the girls we find we have left behind
And we men are alone together.
Girls: But you little little know...
Men: We agree with you, you can find enjoyment...
Girls: We are here below and are list'ning behind
And are list'ning behind the heather.
Men: We agree with you there's enjoyment too
In this lovely autumn weather,
When the girls we find we have left behind
And we men are alone together.
Girls: But you little know
We are here below
And we're list'ning behind the heather,
For we find like you there's enjoyment too when...
Both: ...we men/girls are alone together,
Together, together, together.

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