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No. 18 - Finale Act II

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Chorus: We're coming tonight to look at the flight,
And cheer as the aeroplane goes out of sight;
Good luck to the pair who dashingly dare
To race against time for the prize of the air!
Though none can deny
Time knows how to fly,
They'll come in ahead, or they'll have a good try,
They'll have a good try!
Widdicombe: For you, my love, I'll soar above
If you will arm your bold knight!
So wrap my form in wool that's warm —
It seems a rather cold night.
I may arrive in town alive,
By courage and endurance;
If I am wreck'd then you'll collect
My accident insurance.
Chorus: If he is wreck'd then you'll collect
His accident insurance!
Ah! comforting insurance!
Jeanie: Oh, do be careful, Widdy,
Please be careful, Widdy,
Here's the brandy, keep it handy
If you're getting giddy!
Pray, remember, you must not
Sit in draughts when you are hot;
You are all that I have got,
So do be careful, Widdy, Widdy, Widdy!
Chorus: Oh, do be careful, Widdy,
Please be careful, Widdy,
Keep the brandy always handy
When you're getting giddy!
If you meet a stormy wind,
Keep your seat and go it blind;
Don't get out and push behind,
Oh, do be careful, Widdy, Widdy, Widdy!
Bella: Bid us goodbye, now you will fly
Off to the race you're beginning;
Hearty goodwill follows you still,
Sailing high over the ground to England!
Lyndale: And when you land, our heart and hand
Welcome you, losing or winning!
Both: But you'll come in, you're sure to win —
Here's to the homeward bound!
Chorus: Bid us goodbye, now you will fly
Off to the race you're beginning;
Hearty goodwill follows you still,
Sailing high over the ground to England!
And when you land, will heart and hand
Welcome you, losing or winning!
But you'll come in, you're sure to win —
Here's to the homeward bound!
Nancy: Fly-Away Jack, you must go.
Across the hills, above the foam!
Stop-at-Home Jill, down below,
Will wait until your ship comes home!
Teddy: Fly-Away Jack will win, I trust!
Nancy: Stop-at-Home Jill has said he must!
So now fly away,
For I fancy that Jack
Is sure to come back to Jill some day!
Chorus: He's said goodbye, now see him fly
Off on the course he's beginning;
Taking his place, ready to race
Rising aloft from the ground —
They're off now!
See they are gone, flying right on;
Will they be losing or winning?
Oh, they'll come in, they're sure to win —
Here's to the homeward bound!
Baron: When you are in love,
Chorus: Ah!
Baron: With a lady fair;
Chorus: Ah!
Baron: Those who like may fly away,
Where you love you want to stay.
Let him win his race
In the air above,
Ah, here I take my place
When I am in love!
Nancy: When you are in love,
Nothing else is fair.
Give me only love, you say,
All the world you throw away.
All: All that men can bring
This is far above.
Ah, love's the only thing
When you are in love!

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