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No. 1 - Opening Chorus

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Chorus: Revelry riots when Carnival's King,
Wickedly wielding his sway,
Comes to remind us that time's on the wing,
Turning the night into day.
We're making the best of it,
Full of the zest of it,
Bouyantly banishing care.
With mirth and frivolity,
Laughter and jollity,
Hey! for the rollicking fun of the fair!
Revelry riots when Carnival's King,
Wickedly wielding his sway,
Comes to remind us that time's on the wing,
Turning the night into day.
We're making the best of it,
Full of the zest of it,
Bouyantly banishing care.
With mirth and frivolity,
Laughter and jollity,
Hey! for the rollicking fun of the fair!
Hey! for the rollicking fun of the fair!
the rollicking fun of the fair!
Student: Quaint disguises, comic noses,
Fancy dresses; foolish poses;
Ev'ry mummer's mask encloses
Student blithe and gay!
Down with dull old education!
Up with sport and recreation!
Carnival's our occupation,
This is holiday.
Match girls: Won't you buy our matches, sir?
Don't you want a light?
See how quick it catches, sir,
Watch it burning bright.
Though we're young and sprightly, sir,
See our shabby frocks,
Buy and strike them lightly, sir,
Only on the box.
Won't you buy our matches, sir?
Don't you want a light?
See how quick it catches, sir,
Watch it burning bright.
Though we're young and sprightly, sir,
See our shabby frocks,
Buy and strike them lightly, sir,
Only on the box.
Toysellers: Merchants we, who come to sell
Pretty little gifts for girls and boys,
All our stock will please them well--
Novelties in hundreds, full of joys,
Cardboard elephants, clockwork mice,
Jointed acrobats-- all one price;
Each one warranted cheap and nice,
Anything you fancy. Toys! Toys! Toys!

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