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No. 9: Recit. & Song (Maguire & Chorus)
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Maguire. (recit.) Now, Woodpecker! until you come, my dear sir,
  We cannot budge a peg!
Woodpecker. Why, what the dickens are you doing here, sir?
  Explain yourself, I beg!

Maguire.
  We are all making merry
On port and on sherry,
It's liberal, very —
    At price you don't sti-hickle!
  When you spoke of our fooding,
Thinks I, he's allooding
To chops and to pooding,
    Bread, cheese, and a pi-hickle —
  All very good things to tuck into our frames.
But that's not the menoo at the Hall of St. James!

  Why, bless us, there's dishes
Of fowls and of fishes —
Of all that one wishes —
    There's muckle and mi-hickle!
  There's puddings and ices.
And jambong in slices —
And other devices
    Our palates to ti-tickle!
  Fine Frenchified fixings — I don't know their names.
But they do the thing well at the Hall of St. James!

Maguire. Chorus (within).
      There's puddings and ices.
  Ices!   And jambong in slices —
  Slices!   And other devices
  Vices!   Our palates to ti-hickle!
     
Fine Frenchified fixings — we don't know
  their names.
 
Oh, they do the thing well at the Hall of St.
  James!
 
But they do the thing well at the Hall of St.
  James!

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