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No. 26: FINALE, ACT II

"When a man has been a naughty baronet"

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Rose.
When a man has been a naughty baronet,
And expresses deep repentance and regret,
You should help him, if you're able,
Like the mousie in the fable,
That's the teaching of my Book of Etiquette.
Chorus.
That's the teaching in her book of etiquette
Robin.
Having been a wicked baronet a week
Once again a modest livelihood I seek.
Agricultural employment
Is to me a keen enjoyment,
For I'm naturally diffident and meek!
Chorus.
For he's naturally diffident and meek!
Richard.
If you ask me why I do not pipe my eye,
Like an honest British sailor, I reply,
That with Zorah for my missis,
There'll be bread and cheese and kisses,
Which is just the sort of ration I enjye!
Chorus.
Which is just the sort of ration you enjye!
Margaret & Despard.
Prompted by a keen desire to evoke
All the blessed calm of matrimony's yoke,
We shall toddle off tomorrow,
From this scene of sin and sorrow,
For to settle in the town of Basingstoke!

Finale Act II (1953)
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Chorus.
Prompted by a keen desire to evoke
All the blessed calm of matrimony's yoke,
They will toddle off tomorrow,
From this scene of sin and sorrow,
For to settle in the town of Basingstoke!
For to settle in the town of Basingstoke!
They will toddle off tomorrow,
From this scene of sin and sorrow,
For to settle, settle, settle, settle, settle,
Settle, in the town of Basingstoke!
All.
For happy the lily,
The lily when kissed by the bee;
But happier than any,
But happier than any
A lover is, when he
Embraces his bride!

CURTAIN.

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