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No. 2 - Quintette - "The Mandarin"

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Wai Ho & Ah Wen: Of noble kin is the mandarin,
With manners smooth as a jasper pin,
So courtly.
Chorus: So courtly.
Yu Sam & Me Koui: A double chin has the mandarin
And his manly form is far from thin,
It's portly.
Chorus: It's portly.
Li: For he is the mandalin
Chorus: ...dalin
Li: He lulee our happy valley,
And I
Am Li,
His sly
And wily Plivate Secletaly.
Chorus: For he is the mandarin, darin,
A girl would like to marry,
That's why
We try
To buy
Up Li,
His Private Secretary.
Wai Ho & Ah Wen: He didn't begin as a mandarin,
Examinations he had to win
Competing.
Chorus: Competing.
Yu Sam & Me Koui: And he sav'd his skin did the mandarin
By having the answers sewn within
His pleating.
Chorus: His pleating.
Li: But though he's a mandalin
Chorus: ...dalin
Li: His money accounts don't tally,
For I
Am Li
His sly
And wily Plivate Secletaly.
Chorus: For he is the mandarin, darin,
That makes us fetch and carry,
That's why
We try
To buy
Up Li,
His Private Secretary.

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