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No. 20 - Song - Duke and Chorus - "Things that I know I could do."

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Duke: There are people who think
they would like to be King!
Well, I own that I shrink
from all that sort of thing!
One must sit on a throne
while the courtiers parade,
Or must lay a big stone
with a small silver spade!
There are duties that fall to a King
That I'm sure I could never get through!
If you'd let me resign
and select my own line,
There are things that I know I could do!
Chorus: There are duties that fall to a King
That he's sure he could never get through!
Duke: If you set me to rule
I should look like a fool,
That's a thing that I know I should do, do, do!
That's a thing that I know I should do!
   
Duke: If a judge I could be
in an action for breach,
And the girl I could see
is what's known as a peach,
I would say "You are shy,
and upset, I presume,
So this case I will try
in my own private room."
There are chances that fall to a judge
Such as-- well, I could name one or two--
Knotty points we debate
all alone, tête-à-tête,
That's a thing that I know I could do!
Chorus: There are chances that fall to a Judge,
Such as — well, we could name one or two —
Duke: I'd make use of once more
the long arm of the Law!
That's a thing that I know I could do, do, do!
That's a thing that I know I could do!
   
Duke: In political strife
I am ready to dip;
I should quite enjoy life
in the Premiership!
Though the stern Suffragette
from my door I would throw,
Still I do not forget
there are others-- you know!
There are ladies a Premier may meet
Who will dance without stocking or shoe;
And to wander abroad
in the garden with Maud,
That's a thing that I know I could do!
Chorus: There are ladies a Premier may meet
Who will dance without stocking or shoe;
Duke: We'd have tea and a scone
if she'd nothing else on;
That's a thing that I know I could do, do, do!
That's a thing that I know I could do!


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