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ACT II

SCENE: A picturesque mountain pass. JACQUIER, FLOSS and other members of CARAMELs court are discovered disguised as brigands; they are engaged, when the curtain rises, in waiting on a very ragged old beggar, whom they have taken prisoner. They are supplying him with wine and other good things, and JELLY is superintending his comforts. A party of female brigands dance before the old man at intervals, and all are vying with each other in ministering to him.

No. 10: Chorus of Brigands

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Chorus.
  Cheer up, old man – pluck up a heart;
Cheer up, old man – you'll soon depart;
    Cheer up, old man – ‘tis but for a while.
  Cheer up, old man – pluck up a heart;
Cheer up, old man – you'll soon depart;
    Cheer up, old man – give us one smile;
  Cheer up, old man – pluck up, pluck up a heart;
Cheer up, old man – you'll soon depart;
Cheer up, old man –
Cheer up, old man –
Cheer up, old man – you'll soon depart;
Cheer up, old man – pluck up a heart;
Cheer up, old man – you'll soon depart;
    Cheer up, old man – ‘tis but for a while.
  Cheer up, old man – pluck up a heart;
Cheer up, old man – you'll soon depart;
    Cheer up, old man – give us one smile;
  Cheer up, old man – you'll soon depart;
Cheer up, old man – you'll soon depart.

Jacquier.
  If he’s feeling weak or fainty,
Go and fetch, go and fetch a tonic dainty;
    If from want of food he drops,
Feed him up with mutton chops,
Oh! feed him,
Oh! feed him up with mutton chops!

Tenors. Others.
  We'll feed him up,    
      We'll feed him up,
  With mutton chops,    
      With mutton chops,
  We'll feed him up,    
      We'll feed him up,
  With mutton chops,    
  mutton chops.   With mutton chops.

Jacquier.
  Here’s Chateau-Margaux; pray mention
    If Lafitte you would prefer.
  None can pay too much attention
    To a poor old prisoner!
    Ah! feed him,
Ah! feed him up with mutton chops!

Jacquier & Chorus.
  Poor old man,
    Poor unhappy party,
  If you can,
    Make a dinner hearty!

They dance around him.

Chorus.
  Poor old man,
    Poor unhappy party,
  If perchance you can
    Pray eat a dinner hearty;
  Poor old man,
    Poor unhappy party.
  If perchance you can
    Pray eat a dinner hearty.
  Poor old man,
    Poor unhappy party,
  If perchance you can
    Pray eat a dinner hearty.
  Cheer up, old man – pluck up a heart;
Cheer up, old man – you'll soon depart;
    Cheer up, old man – ‘tis but for a while.
  Cheer up, old man – pluck up a heart;
Cheer up, old man – you'll soon depart;
    Cheer up, old man – give us one smile;
  Cheer up, old man – you'll soon depart;
Cheer up, old man – you'll soon depart.

At the end of the chorus PRISONER falls into a drunken sleep. FEMALE BRIGANDS fan him.

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