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No. 16 - Solo - Nebenchari & Chorus - "These Cats plague my life."

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Nebenchari: These cats plague my life out infernally;
I wish they were banished eternally.
Their cursed cat-a-wauling is simply appalling,
Di-nightly and also diurnally;
But they have to be kept from maurauders,
For such are the High Priestly orders.
Folk should take more precaution,
When death is their portion,
To keep out of the way of their warders.
Chorus: But they have to be kept from maurauders,
For such are the High Priestly orders.
Folk should take more precaution,
When death is their portion,
To keep out of the way,
To keep out of the way,
To keep out of the way of their warders.
   
Nebenchari: I often think life would be merrier,
Could I only obtain a small terrier;
If each day for diversion he'd kill a fat Persian,
I'd slip out at night-time and bury her.
Oh, it adds to the great complication
Of a High Priest's magnificent station,
When his sympathies lie
With poor people who die
Just because we're a cat-ridden nation.
Chorus: Oh, it adds to the great complication
Of a High Priest's magnificent station,
When his sympathies lie
With poor people who die
Just because we're a cat--
Just because we're a cat--
Just because we're a cat-ridden nation.
   
Nebenchari: In public we're all Church and stately,
We parade around very sedately;
We keep up a fiction of cat jurisdiction
As we have impressed on you lately.
But still we are fearfully foxy,
We rule all this country by proxy;
What we do on the sly
We can always deny
If in public we be quite orthodoxy.
Chorus: But still we are fearfully foxy,
We rule all this country by proxy;
What we do on the sly
We can always deny
If in public we be,
If in public we be,
If in public we be orthodoxy.


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