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No. 2: SONG (King Hildebrand & Chorus)
"Now hearken to my strict command"


Hildebrand.
Now hearken to my strict command
On every hand, on every hand —
Chorus.
To your command,
On every hand,
We dutifully bow!
Hildebrand.
If Gama bring the Princess here,
Give him good cheer, give him good cheer.
Chorus.
If she come here
We'll give him a cheer,
And we will show you how.
Hip, hip, hurrah! hip, hip, hurrah!
Hip, hip, hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
We'll shout and sing
Long live the King,
And his daughter, too, I trow!
Then shout ha! ha! hip, hip, hurrah!
Hip, hip, hip, hip, hurrah!
For the fair Princess and her good papa,
Hurrah, hurrah!

King Hildebrand (Joseph Griffin) & Court, 1926 Production
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Hildebrand.
But if he fail to keep his troth,
Upon our oath, we'll trounce them both!
Chorus.
He'll trounce them both,
Upon his oath,
As sure as Quarter-Day!
Hildebrand.
We'll shut him up in a dungeon cell,
And toll his knell on a funeral bell!
Chorus.
From his dungeon cell,
His funeral knell
Shall strike him with dismay!
Hip, hip, hurrah! hip, hip, hurrah!
Hip, hip, hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
As up we string
The faithless King,
In the old familiar way!
We'll shout ha! ha! hip, hip, hurrah!
Hip, hip, hip, hip, hurrah!
As we make an end of her false papa,
Hurrah, hurrah!

Exeunt all.

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