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No. 10 - Act II Opening Chorus

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Chorus: Oh, it's ripping in Switzerland now;
Though it's dripping along the Strand now!
While we gaily are recreating
Dances daily, and lots of skating!
Some are playing at airy skiing,
Then the sleighing is worth the seeing!
Sledges spilling, collide and splinter —
Oh, it's simply thrilling, the sport in Winter!
Altogether we're glad to get here!
For the weather is never wet here!
Not a brolly in any hand now,
So it's jolly in Switzerland now!
Yes, it's very, very jolly,
For we never need a brolly,
Oh, we're jolly in Switzerland now,
In Switzerland!
Skaters: Laughing and rosy after our sport,
Back to a rosy chair we resort.
It's so exciting, poised on a skate,
Airily writing figures of eight!
Sleighing and skiing are all very nice —
Nothing's so fine as an hour on the ice!
Chorus: Sleighing and skiing are all very nice,
Nothing's so fine as an hour on the ice!
Skiers: Skating's very good,
That is understood,
We prefer to slide on half a dozen feet of wood!
That's the sport to see,
Finest that can be,
Scooting down a snowy slope upon the nimble ski!
Some may call it "sky"
Chorus: Oh, why?
Skiers: Some may call it "skee"
Chorus: Dear me!
Skiers: When you're tangled up with it of course you call it "she!"
Chorus: No offence to innocence entangled with a she!
Over they go into the snow,
They are not hurt, oh no, no, no!
That is the fun ending a run,
All going head over heels like one!
Nothing to vex, though they are wrecks,
Snow in their hair and down their necks!
Never complain, try it again,
All of them sleighing and none of them slain!
Sleighing, skiing, and merry skating,
We're agreeing are captivating!
Tho' it's nipping, the air is grand here,
So it's ripping in Switzerland here!
Yes, it's very, very jolly,
For we never need a brolly,
Oh, we're jolly, in Switzerland here!
In Switzerland! In Switzerland!

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