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No. 23: RECITATIVE & SOLO (Mabel & Sergeant)
with CHORUS

"No, I'll be brave!"

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Marion Hood as Mabel
1880
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Mabel. (almost fainting)
No, I’ll be brave! Oh, family descent,
How great thy charm, thy sway how excellent!
Come one and all, undaunted men in blue,
A crisis, now, affairs are coming to!
 
Enter Police, marching in single file.
 
Sergeant.
Though in body and in mind,
Police.
Tarantara! tarantara!
Sergeant.
We are timidly inclined,
Police.
Tarantara!

Sergeant.
And anything but blind –
Police.
Tarantara! tarantara!
Sergeant.
To the danger that’s behind.
Police.
Tarantara!
Sergeant.
Yet, when the danger’s near,
Police.
Tarantara! tarantara!
Sergeant.
We manage to appear –
Police.
Tarantara!
Sergeant.
As insensible to fear
As anybody here,
As anybody here.
Police.
Tarantara!
Rutland Barrington as the Sergeant of Police
1880
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Sergeant & 1st Bass. 2nd Bass.
Tarantara, tarantara, Tarantara, ra, ra,
Tarantara, tarantara, ra, ra, ra, ra,
Tarantara, tarantara, ra, ra, ra, ra,
Tarantara, tarantara, ra, ra, ra, ra,
Tarantara, tarantara, ra, ra, ra, ra,
Tarantara, tarantara, ra, ra, ra, ra,
Tarantara, ra, ra, Tarantara, ra, ra,
Tarantara! Tarantara!

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