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No. 13 - Gymnasium Chorus

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Girls: For improvement of the figure and deportment,
For conducing to the cult of force and vim,
There is nothing like an up-to-date assortment
Of exercises practis'd in the gym,
Yes, of exercises practis'd in the gym.
For improvement of the figure and deportment,
For conducing to the cult of force and vim,
There is nothing like an up-to-date assortment
Of exercises practis'd in the gym,
Yes, of exercises practis'd in the gym.
Gaily we swing from ring to ring,
Circle the bar with ease and grace,
Over the waiting horse we spring,
Right up the ladder we romp and race,
Every game we're game to play,
Clubs and foils, it's all the same.
Pictures of health we look, they say,
Each supplied with a splendid frame,
splendid frame, splendid frame.
1st. solo: Portly maids who would be thinner
You will join us if you're wise;
There's no need to shun your dinner,
All you want is exercise.
Both: Should your figure lack attraction,
Let your hopes on this be based;
Only wilful want of action
Goes to make a woeful waist.
All: We are bent upon the study of the graces,
And pursuing them with energy and zest,
For tho' fortunes have been said to lie in faces,
'Tis in figures they are apt to be expressed,
Round figures is the way they are expressed,
Sopranos: Round figures are expressed,
Contraltos: Our round figures are expressed,
All: For improvement of the figure and deportment,
For conducing to the cult of force and vim,
There is nothing like an up-to-date assortment
Of exercises practis'd in the gym,
Yes, of exercises practis'd in the gym.
Our calisthenics, too,
We do with a one! two! three!
We take each number through
We do with a one! two! three!
In military march,
with backs as stiff as starch
The whole brigade of guards
we really quite out-do,
Each sharp commands obeyed
at once with a left! right! left!
And off steps ev'ry maid
at once with a left! right! left!
The whole of Aldershot our equal hasn't got,
When we're marching on parade.
When we're marching on parade.

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