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No. 16 - Concerted Piece - "We've Reached Our Destination"

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Jessie: We've reached our destination, and I'm glad of it!
Carbonnet: A really most unpleasant time we've had of it.
Ruby: The weather show'd its windy, damp and dewy side.
Maddox: At intervals, I contemplated suicide.
Jessie: The gale increas'd with lustier and louder puffs.
Carbonnet: And all the girls forgot to use their powder puffs
Violet: Our faces were as colourless as dimity.
Maddox: We couldn't think of food with equanimity.
Carbonnet: That excruciating crossing
With its pitching and its tossing
Is an ordeal that happily is over-O.
It's enough to make you floppy
If the Channel's chippy choppy
When from Calais you are voyaging to Dover-O.
All: That excruciating crossing
With its pitching and its tossing
Is an ordeal that happily is over-O.
It's enough to make you floppy
If the Channel's chippy choppy
When from Calais you are voyaging to Dover-O
   
Daisy: I am so pleas'd to see you all!
The time has gone so fast
I really thought you'd miss the ball, but here you are at last.
Sir George: Good gracious me! These people here?
It's really most unpleasant!
As Daisy's guests they've been, I fear, invited to be present.
Madame Amelie: Well, Daisy dear, I've come, you see.
Daisy: Madame, this is delightful!
A long, long time you'll stay with me.
Sir George: The situation's frightful.
Lady Barbara: Though I hate to make unnecessary fuss
If that woman's to associate with us
Then I must bring my visit to an end.
Daisy: I won't allow you to insult my friend.
Madame Amelie:  I'm sorry that my visit has aroused her indignation,
But suppose we leave the matter to Sir George's arbitration?
Sir George: I, oh really, well, you see
If the question's left to me
Rather fully into matters I must go.
And of course it's very clear
That we can't discuss them here;
There's a time and place for everything, you know.
Daisy: Now promise me that quite at home you'll make yourselves.
You're longing to your rooms I know to take yourselves.
Exhausted with the journey here from France a bit,
But when you've chang'd your things, come down and dance a bit.
Jessie: I'll talk again quite cheerfully and chattily
As soon as I have had some sal volatile.
At present I am feeling faint and flickery,
And hardly fit to frolic with Terpsichore!
All: That excruciating crossing
With its pitching and its tossing
Is an ordeal that happily is over-O.
It's enough to make you floppy
If the Channel's chippy choppy
When from Calais you are voyaging to Dover-O.
That excruciating crossing
With its pitching and its tossing
Is an ordeal that happily is over-O.
It's enough to make you floppy
If the Channel's chippy choppy
When from Calais you are voyaging to Dover-O.


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