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No. 6 - Cheese Chorus

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Chorus: We've purchased our meat for dinner,
Bought the best of all we can find,
Milk surely was never thinner,
Fresher eggs too, well, never mind!
Today we won't be unkind,
We'll bear it in mind, mind, mind, mind, mind.
We've purchased our meat for dinner,
Bought the best of all we can find,
Milk surely was never thinner,
Fresher eggs too, well, never mind!
We don't worry at all,
Such misfortunes are small,
The cheese is here, so we don't mind at all.
Guild Carriers: We come from the Guild in readiness.
What you select must be quite correct,
So we weigh with all skill and steadiness.
Chorus: And if we get short weight, we must state,
We shall soon expostulate!
Men: Oh, the barges be here, and the waggons as well.
There be dozens of cheeses of all sorts to sell,
So come all you housewives and buy what you will,
There be plenty here now, and there's more coming still.
There be cheeses from Alkmaar, and cheeses they sell
Up at Katwyk and Norwyk and Zaandorf as well,
There be cheeses at Utrecht, and cheeses at "Goes",
There be cheese at Nimigen, and Haarlem I knows,
But of all of the cheeses and cheeses I sees,
I don't care where they come from,
As long as they be cheese.
Oh! cheeses, Oh! cheeses, take anyone you pleases,
There be hundreds of cheeses, and cheeses one sees,
We don't care where they come from,
As long as they be cheese.
Ensemble: There be cheeses from Alkmaar, and cheeses they sell
Up at Katwyk and Norwyk and Zaandorf as well,
There be cheeses at Utrecht, and cheeses at "Goes",
There be cheese at Nimigen, and Haarlem I knows,
But of all of the cheeses and cheeses I sees,
I don't care where they come from,
As long as they be cheese.
Oh! cheeses, Oh! cheeses, take anyone you pleases,
There be hundreds of cheeses, and cheeses one sees,
We don't care where they come from,
As long as they be cheese.

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