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No. 35 - Song - Imari - It's coming off today

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Imari: Oh, I'm longing to be married,
For a bachelor I've tarried
Rather long, the ladies say;
Very often they've regretted
That I wasn't to be netted
But at last they've got their way!
Yet I shan't regret my action
If the bride gives satisfaction,
And if not, she needn't stay;
But she's dainty and delicious,
So the wedding seems auspicious,
And it's coming off today!
Today! Today!
Today! Today!
In spite of long delay,
Matrimonial endeavour
Will be better late than never,
And it's coming off today!
Chorus: Today! Today!
In spite of long delay,
Matrimonial endeavour
Will be better late than never,
And it's coming off today!
   
Imari: When the ceremony's ended,
The attractions will be splendid
For the folks who care to stay;
Quite regardless of the prices,
There'll be strawberries and ices
From the shop across the way!
But if anybody present
Utters anything unpleasant
Of the bride and bridegroom gay,
I may just as well remind him
That he leaves his head behind him
For it's coming off today!
Today! Today!
Today! Today!
The penalty he'll pay!
If to laugh at me he chooses,
Then his head at once he loses,
For it's coming off today!
Chorus: Today! Today!
The penalty he'll pay!
If to laugh at me he chooses,
Then his head at once he loses,
For it's coming off today!
   
Imari: I am going to the marriage
In a newly painted carriage,
And the band of course will play;
The demand so very large is
That they're putting up the charges
For the windows on the way.
I've some tenants in possession
On the route of the procession,
But a weekly rent they pay;
So in spite of all their shindies,
As I want to let their windies,
They are coming out today!
Today! Today!
Today! Today!
I'll make the people pay
For a place of observation
At my jolly jubilation,
Which is coming off today!
Chorus: Today! Today!
I'll make the people pay
For a place of observation
At my jolly jubilation,
Which is coming off today!

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