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No. 1 - Opening Chorus - "A Gold! A Gold!"

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Men: A gold! a gold!
The marksman bold
Hath sped the arrow straight!
All: The archer's craft
Hath sent the shaft
A most unerring gait!
Behold! behold!
A gold! a gold!
Who could have told
A marksman bold
Girls: Would send an arrow half as straight!
Men: Would send an arrow half as straight!
All: Send an arrow half as straight!
Tenors: No man can beat
A shot as neat
As ever man has seen.
Men: Well done, my lad,
All: I wish I had
An eye so true and keen.
Girls: Up you get, and round you go,
Now, lads, your best of cheers bestow —
Hip, hip, hurrah! for the champion of the bow!
All: Up you get, and round you go,
Now, lads, your best of cheers bestow —
Hip, hip, hurrah! for the champion of the bow!
Tenors: Now bend your bow,
Your prowess show,
Girls: Now bend your bow,
Your prowess show,
All: And beat him if you can!
Men: Now bend your bow,
Your prowess show,
All: Now bend your bow,
Your prowess show,
And beat him if you can!
Now bend your bow,
Your prowess show,
And beat him if you can!
Girls: So come, let us see
Which of the two it is to be!
So come, let us see
All: Which of the two is to be
Declared the better man?
Come, let us see
Which of the two it is to be,
Come, let us see
Which is to be
Declared the better man?
Men: Make way! make way!
Girls: Make way! make way!
Men: Make way! make way!
Let's have fair play!
All: Make way! make way!
Let's have fair play!
He's bound to do his best.

Girls:

 

They're both a gold,
Who could have told
That both could shoot so true?
And which doth win?
There's not a pin
to choose between the two!
Behold! behold!
Another gold!
[Men: Behold! behold!
Another gold!
All: Another gold!
Who could have told
Two marksmen bold
Would send an arrow half as straight!
Sopranos: Up you get, and round you go,
Now, lads, your best of cheers bestow-
Hip, hip, hurrah! for the champion of the bow!
All: Up you get, and round you go,
Now, lads, your best of cheers bestow-
Hip, hip, hurrah! for the champions of the bow!
Men: Hip, hurrah!
All: for the champions
Men: of the bow!
All: of the bow!
Now, lads, your best of cheers bestow-
for the champions of the bow!
Hip, hip, hurrah!

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