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No. 33 - Song - Imari - The Wedding

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Imari: Then come and join the beautiful feast
It isn't the time to tarry.
Chorus: It isn't the time to tarry.
Imari: For all the best of West and of East
Is spread on the day I marry.
Chorus: Is spread on the day I marry.
Imari: So follow me in and lift the latch,
And drink good health to the present match,
And clear the board with a happy despatch,
That isn't a hari-kari!
Chorus: That isn't a hari-kari!
Imari: Then merrily pour a glass of champagne,
I've tried it before, I'll try it again,
I'll try it
Chorus: He'll try it
Imari: As diet,
Chorus: as diet he's tried it before,
And he'll try it again, and he'll try it,
Imari: I'll try it
Chorus: he'll try it,
Imari: I'll try it again!
   
Imari: Perhaps you British think me a brute,
In your manner philanthropic.
Chorus: In your manner philanthropic.
Imari: At present I must decline dispute
On the marriage problem topic.
Chorus: The marriage problem topic.
Imari: I grant experience may have shown,
That taking one wife and one alone
Is very well in the temperate zone,
But I am a trifle tropic!
Chorus: But he is a trifle tropic!
Imari: From having one more why should I refrain,
I've done it before, I'll do it again,
I'll do it
Chorus: He'll do it,
Imari: Go thro' it,
Chorus: go thro' it he's done it before,
And he'll do it again, and he'll do it,
Imari: I'll do it
Chorus: he'll do it
Imari: I'll do it again!
   
Imari: For why should a dainty English girl
A silly young British tar kiss,
Chorus: A silly young British tar kiss.
Imari: When she can marry a belted Earl
Or a most magnificent Markiss?
Chorus: A most magnificent Markiss?
Imari: She may be skittish and make a scene,
But I shall smile in a style serene,
And she will be as the rest have been,
As willing as any Barkis.
Chorus: As willing as any Barkis.
Imari: For when I adore, it is not in vain,
I've been there before, and I'm going again,
I'm going
Chorus: He's going
Imari: So knowing,
Chorus: so knowing he's been there before,
And he's going again, and he's going,
Imari: I'm going
Chorus: he's going,
Imari: I'm going again!
I'm going, I'm going, I'm going again!

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