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No. 10: TRIO & CHORUS (Ralph, Boatswain's Mate & Carpenter's Mate)

"A British Tar"

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Ralph, Boatswain & Carpenter.
A British tar is a soaring soul,
As free as a mountain bird,
His energetic fist should be ready to resist
A dictatorial word.

Ralph. Boatswain. Carpenter.
    His nose
  His nose should pant, should pant, And
And his lip should curl,   his lip should
  His cheeks should flame, curl, His cheeks should
And his brow should furl,   flame, And his brow
  His bosom should heave, should furl, And his bosom
And his heart should glow,   should heave, And his heart
And his fist be ever ready for
a knock-down blow.
And his fist be ever ready for
a knock-down blow.
should glow, And his fist be
ever ready for a knock-down blow.

Chorus.
His nose should pant
and his lip should curl,
His cheeks should flame
and his brow should furl,
His bosom should heave
and his heart should glow,
And his fist be ever ready
for a knock-down blow.

Ralph, Boatswain & Carpenter.
His eyes should flash with an inborn fire,
His brow with scorn be wrung;
He never should bow down
to a domineering frown,
Or the tang of a tyrant tongue.
His fist be ever ready for a knock-down blow.
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Ralph. Boatswain. Carpenter.
    His foot
  His foot should stamp, should stamp, And
And his throat should growl,   his throat should
  His hair should twirl, growl, His hair should
And his face should scowl,   twirl, And his face
  His eyes should flash, should scowl, And his eyes
And his breast protrude,   should flash, And his breast
And this should be his
customary attitude.
And this should be his
customary attitude.
protrude, And this his
customary attitude.

Chorus.

His foot should stamp, and his throat should growl,
His hair should twirl, and his face should scowl;
His eyes should flash, and his breast protrude,
And this should be his customary attitude,
His attitude,
His attitude,
His attitude. (pose)

All dance off excepting Ralph, who remains, leaning pensively against bulwark.

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