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No. 4 - Song - Cunningham - The dear little Jappy-Jap-Jappy

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Cunningham: There came to the land of Japan
To the seaport of fair Nagasaki,
From an island afar
Such a jolly Jack Tar,
With his hornpipe, his grog and his baccy!
Now it chanced that he picked up a fan
For a dear little Japanese party,
And he turned her young head
When he gallantly said:
You're a trim little vessel, my hearty!
So that dear little Jappy, Jap, Jappy,
Set her smart little cappy, cap, cappy
At that jolly Jack Tar
From the island afar
In the West of the mappy, map, mappy!
Geisha: So that dear little Jappy, Jap, Jappy,
Set her smart little cappy, cap, cappy
Cunningham: At that jolly Jack Tar
From the island afar
All: In the West of the mappy, map, mappy!
   
Cunningham: They walk'd in the shade of the trees
In the garden of fair Nagasaki,
And her cheeks they were pink
At the nautical wink
And the maritime manners of Jacky!
Though the Tar couldn't speak Japanese,
Yet in English he asked her to marry,
Then she crept to his side
And her fan opened wide
As she murmured: Hai! Kashikomari!
But he knew not a scrappy, scrap, scrappy
Of the language of Jappy, Jap, Jappy
Had she told him to go
With a Japanese No!
Or with Yes made him happy, hap, happy?
Geisha: But he knew not a scrappy, scrap, scrappy
Of the language of Jappy, Jap, Jappy
[Cunningham:] Had she told him to go
With a Japanese No!
All: Or with Yes made him happy, hap, happy?
   
Cunningham: So Jack has departed in doubt
From that maiden of fair Nagasaki:
Tho' he wept and he sighed
At the loss of a bride,
Till the captain and crew thought him cracky.
And he vows, as he cruises about,
Though by lessons and books as a rule bored,
That all seamen A. B.'s
Should be taught Japanese,
By a rather too liberal School Board!
But that dear little Jappy, Jap, Jappy,
She has filled up the gappy, gap, gappy
And has chosen instead
To be happily wed
To a Japanese chappy, chap, chappy!
Geisha: But that dear little Jappy, Jap, Jappy,
She has filled up the gappy, gap, gappy
Cunningham: And has chosen instead
To be happily wed
All: To a Japanese chappy, chap, chappy!

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