b
    You are here: The Gilbert and Sullivan Archive > American Musical Theatre > To-Night's the Night > Act 1 No. 2

   
Logo   Tonight's the Night

No. 2 - Song - Carraway and Chorus -
"When the boys come home to tea!"

MIDI File

Carraway: Hullo! little ladies,
Now you can't complain,
Here's your faithful Robin
Fluttered home again.
Aren't you glad to see me?
I feel rather slack,
Had no time for luncheon,
Only just a snack,
So in time for tea I've hurried back.
When the boys come home to tea
Ev'ry gal finds a pal
And is pleased as she can be,
Oh, you have to admit
Things are livened up a bit
When the boys come home to tea!
Chorus: When the boys come home to tea
Ev'ry gal finds a pal
And is pleased as she can be,
Oh, you have to admit
Things are livened up a bit
When the boys come home to tea!
   
Carraway: I say, little ladies,
I've been having fun
Down at Kempton Park,
Where all the gee-gees run.
Did a bit of puntin'— 
Rotten on the whole— 
River puntin's better sport,
Upon my soul.
I say men who punt are "up the pole."
When the boys come home to tea,
Things they bring tied with string
Which the girls are wild to see,
No, it's not what you thought,
It's some Scottish wine I've brought,
Which the boys prefer to tea.
Chorus: When the boys come home to tea
Ev'ry gal finds a pal
And is pleased as she can be,
Oh, you have to admit
Things are livened up a bit
When the boys come home to tea!

Back Musical Numbers Next

American Musical Theatre | To-Night's the Night

   Page created 15 April 2017 Copyright © 2017 Paul Howarth All Rights Reserved