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No. 1 - Opening Chorus - Happy Japan

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Men: Dawns the day in Eastern sky,
Girls: Here we hasten pitter-patter
Where the tiny teacups clatter;
Men: Mounts the golden Sun-God high.
Girls: Shaded from his fury heated
Still at tea you'll find us seated.
Men: Passes day towards the west,
Girls: Comes the night and calls to rest,
Then we leave with sigh and sorrow
No more tea until tomorrow
All: No more tea until tomorrow.
   
  Happy Japan, Garden of glitter!
Flower and fan, Flatter and flitter,
Land of bamboo, (Juvenile whacker),
Porcelain too, Tea-tray and lacquer,
Happy Japan, Happy Japan.
   
Geisha girls: Shall we sing you while they bring you
Tea or coffee, Sirs,
Dainty lyric panegyric
Of the gentlemen
We've a solo touching polo
For the officers
And a rondo rather fond, O
Sentimental men
Of a hymn in praise of women
Are you fanciers,
Or a sonnet to a bonnet
Supercilious?
We've a ditty of the city
For financiers
And a ballad of a salad
For the bilious!
Merry little geisha we!
Come along at once and see
Ample entertainment free,
Given as you take your tea.
   
Chorus: Charming little geisha they
Come along and hear them play
All of it is free, they say,
Nothing in the world to pay.
All of it is free, they say,
and nothing in the world to pay.
Happy Japan, Garden of glitter!
Flower and fan, Flatter and flitter,
Land of bamboo, (Juvenile whacker),
Porcelain too, Tea-tray and lacquer,
Happy Japan, Happy Japan, Happy Japan.

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