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No. 10 - Song - Mrs. Blacker and Chorus - Brighton.

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Mrs. Blacker: Lots of people nowadays
They go abroad for a holiday;
I don't care about the craze,
In dear old England I like to stay.
(Rule Britannia, that's what I say!)
Some go to Ostend or Monte Carlo,
Some go to Paree,
Some to Trouville, others to St. Malo,
But if you ask me —
Take me on the boat to Brighton,
Pop me on the pier at Brighton,
That's the place for me,
London by the sea,
Leave me there, and I shall be
as happy as can be!
Oh, when I leave my own back garden,
I don't book for Baden-Baden;
I've travelled once or twice
To Monte and to Nice,
But Brighton's
Nice enough for me.
Chorus: Take me on the boat to Brighton,
Pop me on the pier at Brighton,
That's the place for me,
London by the sea,
Leave me there, and I shall be
as happy as can be!
Oh, when I leave my own back garden,
I don't book for Baden-Baden;
I've travelled once or twice
To Monte and to Nice,
But Brighton's Nice enough for me.
   
Mrs. Blacker: I think Brighton's so select,
The men are always the swagger kind;
Riding breeches are correct,
They look so sporting and so refined,
(When the front part is worn behind!)
All the swells from Balham and from Bromley
Take their first-class fares,
People like Horatio Bottomley,
All the millionaires!
Take me on the boat to Brighton,
Pop me on the pier at Brighton,
That's the place for me,
London by the sea,
Leave me there, and I shall be
as happy as can be!
You never meet with names like Moses,
But you should see the Scotsmen's noses!
You talk of Palestine,
But when the weather's fine,
Old Brighton's good enough for me!
Chorus: Take me on the boat to Brighton,
Pop me on the pier at Brighton,
That's the place for me,
London by the sea,
Leave me there, and I shall be
as happy as can be!
You never meet with names like Moses,
But you should see the Scotsmen's noses!
You talk of Palestine,
But when the weather's fine,
Old Brighton's good enough for me!
   
Mrs. Blacker: As I'm music'lly inclined,
At gay Vienna I thought I'd call;
P'raps an op'ning I could find
Upon a stage or a music-hall.
(But all the op'nings were far too small!)
I came back to London far from cheery,
Mister Strauss I met;
He said, What can I do for you, dearie?
I said, Oh, you pet!
Take me on the boat to Brighton,
Pop me on the pier at Brighton,
That's the place for me,
London by the sea,
Leave me there, and I shall be
as happy as can be!
I've sung to all the great composers,
Lehar and all the great connosers,
And when my voice came out,
They said without a doubt
That Brighton was the place for me!
Chorus: Take me on the boat to Brighton,
Pop me on the pier at Brighton,
That's the place for me,
London by the sea,
Leave me there, and I shall be
as happy as can be!
I've sung to all the great composers,
Lehar and all the great connosers,
And when my voice came out,
They said without a doubt
That Brighton was the place for me!

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