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No. 18: CHORUS & SOLOS (Lady Blanche & Cyril)
"Merrily ring the luncheon bell!"


First Sopranos. Second Sopranos.
Merrily ring the luncheon bell!
Merrily ring the luncheon bell!
Here in meadow of asphodel,
Feast we body and mind as well,
Merrily ring the luncheon bell!
Merrily ring the luncheon bell!
Merrily ring the luncheon bell!
Here in meadow of asphodel,
Feast we body and mind as well,
Merrily ring the luncheon bell!
Ring, Oh merrily ring the luncheon bell!
Oh, ring, Oh merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Oh, merrily ring the luncheon bell,
The luncheon bell!
Merrily ring the luncheon bell,
The luncheon bell!

Blanche.
Hunger, I beg to state,
Is highly indelicate.
This is a fact profoundly true,
So learn your appetites to subdue.

Chorus.
Yes, yes,
We'll learn our appetites to subdue!

Cyril.
Madam, your words so wise,
Nobody should despise,
Curs'd with an appetite keen I am,
And I'll subdue it,
I'll subdue it,
I'll subdue it with cold roast lamb!

First Sopranos. Second Sopranos.
Yes, yes,
We'll subdue it with cold roast lamb!
Merrily ring the luncheon bell!
Merrily ring the luncheon bell!
Yes, yes,
We'll subdue it with cold roast lamb!
Merrily ring the luncheon bell!
Merrily ring the luncheon bell!
Oh, ring, Oh, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Oh, merrily ring the luncheon bell,
The luncheon bell!
Merrily ring the luncheon bell,
The luncheon bell!

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