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No. 2: SOLO (Ludwig) with Chorus

"By the mystic regulation"

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Ludwig.  

By the mystic regulation
Of our dark Association,
Ere you open conversation
With another kindred soul,
You must eat a sausage-roll!
(Producing one.)

Rutland Barrington as Ludwig
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Chorus.
You must eat a sausage-roll!
A sausage-roll!
Ludwig.
If, in turn, he eats another,
That’s a sign that he’s a brother –
Each may fully trust the other.
It is quaint and it is droll,
But it’s bilious on the whole.

Chorus.
Very bilious, very bilious on the whole.
Ludwig.
It’s a greasy kind of pasty,
Which, perhaps, a judgement hasty
Might consider rather tasty:
Once (to speak without disguise)
It found favour in our eyes.
Chorus.
It found favour, it found favour in our eyes.
Ludwig.

But when you’ve been six months feeding
(As we have) on this exceeding
Bilious food, it’s no ill-breeding
If at these repulsive pies
Our offended gorges rise!


Ludwig. Women. Men.
  Yes, at these repulsive pies
Our offended gorges rise!
Yes, at these repulsive pies
Our offended gorges rise!
But, But, Our offended gorges rise!
But, But, Our gorges rise!

All.
By the mystic regulation
Of our dark Association,
Ere you open conversation
With another kindred soul,
You must eat a sausage-roll!

Ludwig. Chorus.
  You must eat a sausage-roll, a sausage roll,
A sausage roll, a sausage roll! A roll, a roll, a roll, a roll, a roll, a sausage roll!
A roll, a roll, a sausage roll! A roll, a roll, a sausage roll!
A sausage roll! A sausage roll!

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