You are here: British Musical Theatre > Musicals > Miss Hook of Holland > Act 1 No. 10
 
   
British Musical Theatre   Miss Hook of Holland

No. 10 - Trio - Schnapps, Slinks and Hook, with Chorus

MIDI File

Schnapps: Ev'ry Dutchman when he wakes,
A little piece of cheese he takes —
Slinks: Partakes —
Hook: Mother takes cheese as well.
Schnapps: While a pot of tea he brews
A little piece of cheese he chews —
Slinks: Pa chews —
Hook: Mother chews cheese as well.
Schnapps: Pa and Ma sit up in bed.
Presently when both have fed —
Pa's got a cold inside his head.
Chorus: 'Tischoo! 'Tischoo!
Hook: Mother's caught cold as well.
Chorus: Mother's caught cold as well.
There's nothing like a...
Schnapps: little bit of cheese
To keep about the house —
Slinks: The dwelling —
Hook: The apartment —
Schnapps: The dwelling, apartment, or anything you please;
It comes in very handy when you want
To catch a little mouse.
Slinks: A vermin —
Hook: Or a rodent —
Trio: Oh, a marvellous thing is cheese!
Chorus: There's nothing like a little bit of cheese
To keep about the house —
The dwelling, the apartment —
The dwelling, apartment, or anything you please;
It comes in very handy when you want
To catch a little mouse.
A vermin, or a rodent —
Oh, a marvellous thing is cheese!
   
Schnapps: Ev'ry Dutchman after meat,
A little piece of cheese will eat —
Slinks: He'll eat —
Hook: Mother will eat as well.
Schnapps: For a picnic he will go,
And take a piece of cheese also —
Slinks: Also —
Hook: Mother also, as well.
Schnapps: Then the children want to play
But they've got no toys that day —
Never mind, Pa's brought cheese, hurray!
Chorus: Hurray! Hurray!
Hook: Mother's brought cheese as well.
Chorus: Mother's brought cheese as well.
There's nothing like a...
Schnapps: little bit of cheese
If you are fond of games —
Slinks: Such as croquet —
Hook: Or marbles —
Schnapps: Ping-pong, snooker, or anything you please;
It's useful for a hundred diff'rent pastimes,
Never mind their names —
Slinks: The descriptions,
Hook: The appellations,
Trio: Oh, a marvellous thing is cheese!
Chorus: There's nothing like a little bit of cheese
If you are fond of games —
Such as croquet, or marbles —
Ping-pong, snooker, or anything you please;
It's useful for a hundred diff'rent pastimes,
Never mind their names —
The descriptions, the appellations —
Oh, a marvellous thing is cheese!
   
Schnapps: Many a Dutchman going to bed
On a little piece of cheese has fed —
Slinks: Has fed —
Hook: Mother's upset as well.
Schnapps: In the night sometimes he'll scream,
Awaking from an awful dream —
Slinks: Bad dream —
Hook: Mother will dream as well.
Schnapps: Angry words will follow that,
Both of them get tit for tat;
Pa will perhaps throw something at —
Chorus: Oh, dear! Oh, dear!
Hook: Mother can throw as well.
Chorus: Mother can throw as well!
There's nothing like a...
Schnapps: little bit of cheese
If you should have a quarrel —
Slinks: A hub-bub —
Hook: A game of cards —
Schnapps: A hub-bub, game of cards, or anything you please;
The effects of throwing little bits of cheese
Are physical and moral —
Slinks: Most painful,
Hook: Most clinging,
Trio: Oh, a marvellous thing is cheese!
Chorus: There's nothing like a little bit of cheese
If you should have a quarrel —
A hub-bub, a game of cards —
A hub-bub, game of cards, or anything you please;
The effects of throwing little bits of cheese
Are physical and moral —
Most painful, most clinging,
Oh, a marvellous thing is cheese!

Back Musical Numbers Next

British Musical Theatre | Musicals | Miss Hook of Holland

   Page created 25 January 2017 Copyright © 2017 Paul Howarth All Rights Reserved