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Long Ago in Alcala

No. 6, Sung by Bobinet

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BOBINET:

Long ago in Alcala,
Ta ra ra, ta ra ra ra ra ra ra!
There dwelt a bold and bad grandee,
Who used to sail upon the sea,
to sail upon the sea, to sail upon the sea,
Ta ra ra, ta ra ra, ta ra ra, ta ra ra!

He loved a maid of Alcala,
Ta ra ra, ta ra ra ra ra ra ra!
For he was fine, and frank, and free,
And she was fair as a maid could be, as a maid could be!
Tra la la, tra la la, tra la la la la la!

He was a terrible tall Alcade,
She was a lovely lady,
Alca, Alca, Alcadeda!
The lovely lady of Alcala, the lady of Alcala!
Ta ra ra, ta ra ra, ta ra ra, ta ra ra!

They met one eve in Alcala,
Ta ra ra, ta ra ra ra ra ra!
He said, "Sweet maiden, come with me,"
But she was as coy as a maid should be,
as a maid, as a maid, as a maid should be!
Tra la la, tra la la, tra la la la la la!

So they sailed away, both he and she,
Ta ra ra, ta ra ra ra ra ra ra!
Which was rather odd, as it seems to me,
For Alcala isn't on the sea,
It's nowhere near the sea!
Tra la la, tra la la, tra la la la la la!

Still, that's the tale of the tall Alcade,
Who sailed away with the lovely lady,
Alca, Alca, Alcadeda,
Tra la la, tra la la, tra la la la la!

Dance

 

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