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No. 4 - Song - King - "Incognito.

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King: Tho' it's nice to be born to a crown;
Chorus:   Crown!
King: And not have to work for a copper,
Chorus:   Copper!
King: There's a glaring defect,
That your people expect
A King to be painfully proper,
Chorus:   Proper!
King: You mustn't let Monarchy down —
Chorus:   Down!
King: Or bishops rebuke you in sermons;
Declaring you not such a virtuous lot
As somebody known to the Germans!
So I'm trying to travel in cog.
Chorus:   -nito!
King: And behave like a deuce of a dog!
Chorus: We know!
King: A King never kisses the pretty young misses
Unless he can do it incog.
Chorus: Yes, he's trying to travel in cognito,
And behave like a deuce of a dog, you know,
A King never kisses the pretty young misses
Unless he can do it incog-nito!
   
King: When I go as a King to the play;
Chorus:   Play!
King: My box is all crimson and gilding —
Chorus:   Gilding!
King: It affords a good mark for some anarchist dark,
Who brings in a bomb to the building,
Chorus:   Building!
King: If I call on an actress next day —
Chorus:   Day!
King: I feel most unpleasantly certain
There's a phonograph hid in the coal-scuttle lid
And a camera under the curtain!
So I take my amusement incog.
Chorus:   -nito!
King: And I don't set the public agog —
Chorus:   Oh, no!
King: I wink at a dancer,
S he glances in answer,
The sequel is strictly incog.
Chorus: Oh, he takes his amusement incognito,
And he don't set the public agog — Oh, no!
He winks at a dancer, she glances in answer,
The sequel is strictly incog-nito!
   
King: It's the way of the good and the great,
Chorus:   Great!
King: To shrink from the world's recognition,
Chorus:   -nition!
King: And discreetly evade any sort of parade
Of their claim to a public position,
Chorus:   -sition!
King: There's an officer writing of late,
Chorus:   Late!
King: In a Stop the War Radical Journal
Who declares that the British in warfare commit
Atrocities simply infernal!
But this officer still is incog.
Chorus:   -nito!
King: As he reels out his long catalogue
Chorus:   Of woe!
King: To judge from his bias his name's Ananias,
But still he preserves his incog.
Chorus: Oh, this officer still is incognito,
As he reels out his long catalogue of woe!
To judge from his bias his name's Ananias,
But still he preserves his incog-nito!

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