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No. 15: CHORUS
"Strephon’s a Member of Parliament!"

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Enter Fairies, with Celia, Leila, and Fleta. They trip round stage.

Fairies.
Strephon’s a Member of Parliament!
Carries ev'ry Bill he chooses.
To his measures all assent –
Showing that fairies have their uses.
Whigs and Tories
Dim their glories,
Giving an ear to all his stories –
Lords and Commons are both in the blues!
Strephon makes them shake in their shoes!
Shake in their shoes!
Shake in their shoes!
Shake in their shoes!
Shake in their shoes!
Strephon makes them shake in their shoes, in their shoes!

Enter Peers from Westminster Hall.

The Peers, 1939
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Peers.
Strephon’s a Member of Parliament!
Running a-muck of all abuses.
His unqualified assent
Somehow nobody now refuses.
Whigs and Tories
Dim their glories,
Giving an ear to all his stories
Carrying every Bill he may wish:
Here’s a pretty kettle of fish!
Kettle of fish!
Kettle of fish!
Kettle of fish!
Kettle of fish!
Here’s a pretty kettle, a kettle of fish!

All.
Strephon’s a Member of Parliament!
Carries ev'ry Bill he chooses.
To his measures all assent –
Carrying ev'ry bill he may wish,
Carrying every Bill he may wish:
Here’s a pretty kettle of fish!


This MIDI song file was originally sequenced by Colin Johnson.

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