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No. 25 - Song - Pharaoh & Chorus - "The inference is obvious"

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Pharaoh: That a man should have ambition will be readily admitted,
And there should be intuition as to what he's really fitted,
I felt that I could fitly fill a Kingly situation,
While Anhotep desired to kill, so that was his vocation.
The inference is obvious you see,
It is just as plain as anything can be.
It's a sovereign to a shilling
that a person doing killing
Will discover that he cannot do it free.
Chorus: The inference is obvious you see,
It is just as plain as anything can be.
Pharaoh: I'm a Monarch who is willing
To allow a bit of killing,
But I stipulate they mustn't go for me.
   
Pharaoh: Though a Monarch may not speculate he must have certain credit
And so I formed a syndicate and lent my name to head it.
We started in a splendid trade and dumped a bulky cargo
Of mouldy crocodiles, which made good tinned beef in Chicago.
The inference is obvious you see,
It is just as plain as anything can be.
For disaster you are planning
if the stuff that you are canning
Is some animal that laid him down to dee.
Chorus: The inference is obvious you see,
It is just as plain as anything can be.
Pharaoh: Do not hesitate a minute
When you find out what is in it,
Eat the can and let the rest of it go free.
   
Pharaoh: We're told that we shall have to spell in manner more phonetic,
And if we want to do it well we must be energetic.
Our language, now we've got it pat, will have to be rewritten,
And K will have to do for Cat because it does for Kitten.
The inference is obvious you see,
It is just as plain as anything can be.
If it must be universal
it is certain ev'ry nurse'll
Have to teach it in the babies' nursery.
Chorus: The inference is obvious you see,
It is just as plain as anything can be.
Pharaoh: What a chance you will be missing
if you stop to think when kissing,
Must I do it with a K or with a C?
   
Pharaoh: I found it hard to find a rhyme for "Are we getting Squeamish?"
It really took an awful time and now it has a blemish.
I don't exactly know, you see, what is in fact a Squeamer,
And hope you'll sympathise with me in this profound dilemma.
The inference is obvious you see,
It is just as plain as anything can be.
Does a squeamer go a-squeaming as a dreamer goes a-dreaming?
Can it hop about and bite us like a wasp?
Chorus: The inference is obvious you see,
It is just as plain as anything can be.
Pharaoh:  If we can't arrange to catch it
we shall really have to watch it,
So that if it does pursue us we can flee!


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