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No. 18: CHORUS (with Duke & Duchess)
"With ducal pomp and ducal pride"
Midi Symbol

March. Enter procession of Retainers, heralding approach of Duke, Duchess, and Casilda. All three are now dressed with the utmost magnificence.

Chorus.
With ducal pomp and ducal pride
(Announce these comers,
O ye kettle-drummers!)
Comes Barataria's high-born bride.
(Ye sounding cymbals clang!)
She comes to claim the Royal hand —
(Proclaim their Graces,
O ye double basses!)
Of the King who rules this goodly land.
(Ye brazen brasses bang!)
She comes to claim the Royal hand —
(Ye brazen brasses bang!)
Duke.
This polite attention touches
Heart of Duke
Duchess.
And and heart of Duchess
Who resign their pet
Duke.
With profound regret.
Duchess.
She of beauty was a model
Duke.
When a tiny tiddle-toddle,
And at twenty-one
Duchess.
She's excelled by none!
Duke.
At twenty-one
Duchess.
She's excelled by none!
At twenty-one
Duke.
She's excelled by none!
1961 Production

Chorus.
She comes to claim the Royal hand —
(Proclaim their Graces,
O ye double basses!)
Of the King who rules this goodly land.
(Ye brazen brasses bang!)

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