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No. 22 - Song - Mrs. Blacker and Chorus - I've been to Durbar.

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Mrs. Blacker: I've had a trip
On board of a ship —
Where do you think I've been?
You'd never guess
My foreign address,
You don't know where I mean.
What do you say
To India, eh?
Care of the King and Queen!
I've been to the Durbar,
Didn't I have some fun!
I was feeling run down
With a season in town,
And I wanted a place in the sun!
So I went to the Durbar,
Didn't we have a spree!
I saw the King at the Durbar,
And the King saw me!
Chorus: I've been to the Durbar,
Didn't I have some fun!
I was feeling run down
With a season in town,
And I wanted a place in the sun!
So I went to the Durbar,
Didn't we have a spree!
I saw the King at the Durbar,
And the King saw me!
   
Mrs. Blacker: When I got there
It gave me a scare,
Half of the folks were black!
Just like the sort
You see at Earl's Court,
Low-neck'd all round the back!
One often sees
A lakh of rupees,
But it's cloe's that they seem to lack!
I've been to the Durbar,
Rajahs come round to call;
The silly old boobies,
They offer'd me rubies
As big as the Albert Hall!
Oh, I went to the Durbar,
Didn't we have a spree!
They say that I tickled the Rajahs,
But they all tickled me!
Chorus: I've been to the Durbar,
Rajahs come round to call;
The silly old boobies,
They offer'd me rubies
As big as the Albert Hall!
Oh, I went to the Durbar,
Didn't we have a spree!
They say that I tickled the Rajahs,
But they all tickled me!
   
Mrs. Blacker: I was so keen
To say that I'd seen
A real live tiger shot.
To my delight,
A pressing invite
To go with the guns I got.
You would have died
To see me astride
An elephant — he did not!
When I went to the Durbar,
We went to shoot big game;
But once in the jungle,
They made such a bungle,
And said I was all to blame!
For I had on my blazer,
Yellow and black, you see;
They didn't know which was the tiger,
So they shot at me!
Chorus: I went to the Durbar,
We went to shoot big game;
But once in the jungle,
They made such a bungle,
And said I was all to blame!
For I had on my blazer,
Yellow and black, you see;
They didn't know which was the tiger,
So they shot at me!
   
Mrs. Blacker: On the great day
I started away
To ride to my seat in state,
Something went wrong,
Before very long,
They stopp'd us outside the gate.
One of the men
Was fined there and then
For carrying extra weight!
When I went to the Durbar,
They carried me all the day.
When we got to Delhi,
Well, I was a jelly,
The coolies had melted away!
When I got to the Durbar,
I was a sight to see;
I bow'd to that Mister *** *** ***
And he bowed to me!
Chorus: I went to the Durbar,
They carried me all the day.
When we got to Delhi,
Well, I was a jelly,
The coolies had melted away!
When I got to the Durbar,
I was a sight to see;
I bow'd to that Mister *** *** ***
And he bowed to me!

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