You are here: Archive Home > Gilbert > Plays > Princess Toto > Web Opera > Act III No. 18
 
   
The Gilbert and Sullivan Archive   Princess Toto

 
ACT III

No. 18: Chorus and Dance of Red Indians
MIDI File

SCENE: A tropical island. The court of KING PORTICO are discovered dressed as
Red Indians. During the opening chorus
ZAPETER dances a war-dance of a
grotesque description
.

Chorus.
  Bang the merry tom-tom, sing the merry song,
    Wear a merry Indian smile, a merry Indian smile,
  Bang the merry tom, tom, sing the merry song,
Pleasantly the moments fly, merry moments fly along
    On the merry Indian isle, the Indian isle.

Follette.
    Coriander seeds,
Glass and metal beads,
  Pretty, pretty, pretty little bells
    And glass and metal beads,
  Feathers, feathers too, and shells
    Coriander seeds,
Glass and metal beads,
  Pretty, pretty, pretty little bells
Feathers too, and shells,
Feathers too, and shells.
    Coriander, coriander seeds,
  And pretty, pretty little bells.

Chorus.
  Bang the merry tom-tom,
Bang the merry tom-tom,
Bang the merry tom-tom, sing the merry song,
    Wear a merry Indian smile, a merry Indian smile,
  Bang the merry tom, tom, sing the merry song,
Pleasantly the moments fly, merry moments fly along.
Bang the merry tom, tom, sing the merry song,
Bang the merry tom, tom, sing the merry song,
Bang the tom, tom, sing the song,
The merry, merry song, sing the merry song.

Previous Page Previous Song Opera Home Next Song Next Page

Archive Home |  Gilbert  |  Plays  |  Princess Toto

   Page modified 4 January, 2010 Copyright © 2010 The Gilbert and Sullivan Archive All Rights Reserved.