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No. 17 - Quintet - "Up the Nile."

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Clive: Now this trip you should take
If you're anxious to make
An experiment rash and adventury.
Gascoigne: In the dreary Soudan
Please forget, if you can,
That we're nearing the twentieth century;
Le Fleury: Though you may not be brave
On the real ocean wave,
Yet a river is not like the clammy seas;
Daisy: And if you are inclined,
You will probably find
Some reliable relics of Rameses!
Four Men: Up the Nile, up the Nile,
Up the good old Nile!
Clive: Let us go and have a trip upon the Nile,
All: A trip upon the Nile,
A trip upon the Nile!
Gascoigne: We shall meet with something fresh at ev'ry mile!
All: Something fresh at ev'ry mile!
Something fresh at ev'ry mile!
Daisy: For the Pyramids are very new to us,
All: Are very new to us, are very new to us,
Daisy: And the crocodile and hippopotamus,
All: And the crocodile and hippopotamus
Live in style by the banks of the Nile!
Let us go and have a trip upon the Nile!
A trip upon the Nile,
A trip upon the Nile!
We shall meet with something fresh at ev'ry mile!
Something fresh at ev'ry mile!
Something fresh at ev'ry mile!
For the Pyramids are very new to us,
Are very new to us, are very new to us,
And the crocodile and hippopotamus,
And the crocodile and hippopotamus
Live in style by the banks of the Nile!
   
Clive: Now I'm sure you'll agree
There is plenty to see
In this region of mummies and mystery.
Gascoigne: Ev'ry hieroglyph
Wants examining, if
You're at all interested in history;
Le Fleury: There's a wonderful calm
In the land of the palm,
And a tourist whose brain is by chatter racked,
Daisy: Can lie quiet and dream
As he goes up the stream,
If he doesn't get into a cataract!
Four Men: Up the Nile, up the Nile,
Up the good old Nile!
Clive: Let us go and have a trip upon the Nile,
All: A trip upon the Nile,
A trip upon the Nile!
Gascoigne: We shall meet with something fresh at ev'ry mile!
All: Something fresh at ev'ry mile!
Something fresh at ev'ry mile!
Daisy: For the Pyramids are very new to us,
All: Are very new to us, are very new to us,
Daisy: And the crocodile and hippopotamus,
All: And the crocodile and hippopotamus
Live in style by the banks of the Nile!
Let us go and have a trip upon the Nile!
A trip upon the Nile,
A trip upon the Nile!
We shall meet with something fresh at ev'ry mile!
Something fresh at ev'ry mile!
Something fresh at ev'ry mile!
For the Pyramids are very new to us,
are very new to us, are very new to us,
And the crocodile and hippopotamus,
And the crocodile and hippopotamus
Live in style by the banks of the Nile!

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