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No. 17 - Sextet - "What is Wrong with London."

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Bella: I must go and pack now,
We'll be getting back now!
I am tired of looking at the view, white and blue!
Lyndale: If you want an inter-
Esting place in winter,
London is the height of the sublime, ev'ry time!
Widdicombe: Switzerland is silly;
Back to Piccadilly
Through a London fog I mean to swoop, in the soup?
Jeanie: Then if you cannot land
Up in bonny Scotland,
There is Scotland Yard to welcome you,
That will do!
All: It's a scene of varied bliss,
Our immense metropolis!
Oh, the joys of London town!
There the climate's quite unique
When the sun is shining down,
You may see it once a week!
It may snow all night and day,
But the streets are always brown.
If you want a place to stay,
What is wrong with London town?
   
Bella: When in town you're stopping,
Going round and shopping,
All the shops are sure to close at one,
That's the fun!
Lyndale: If a daring stranger
Likes to get in danger,
He can dodge the deadly motor 'bus, do it thus!
Widdicombe: Though it's quiet one day,
That of course is Sunday,
We can pay to see a picture show, don't you know!
Jeanie: Though they may be lawful,
Sunday shows are awful!
If you have to pay for going in,
It's a sin!
All: There are many joys like this
In the great metropolis!
Oh, the joys of London town!
They're so English, don't you know.
When you wear your Paris gown
At the latest German show;
Eastern palmists read your hands,
Russian dancers win renown.
If you're fond of foreign lands,
What is wrong with London town?

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