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Up a Tree!

No. 7, Sung by Bibinet, Gerard, and Baron

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GERARD:
Now here's a gun that's freshly primed,
Where can the owner be?
BOBINET:
Oh, that's a question most ill-timed!

BARON:
I think he possibly has climbed
Up a tree!

ALL:
Up a tree! Up a tree!

GERARD:
Then look in every twig and bough;
There's something there, I see!

BOBINET:
I knew they'd find me out somehow!

BARON:
You villain, I have got you now
Up a tree!

BOBINET, GERARD:
Up a tree!

BARON:
Up a tree!

BOBINET, GERARD:
Up a tree!

ALL:
Up a tree! Up a tree! Up a tree!

BARON:
Well, I say one, and I say two,
And when I come to three

GERARD:
Come down, or he will riddle you!

BOBINET:
I'd rather stay and have the view
Up a tree!

BOBINET, BARON:
Up a tree! Up a tree!

BARON:
But I object; and I have got
The gun you left for me!

GERARD:
So come to us; if you do not -

BOBINET:
I'm coming quicker than a shot
Down the tree!

BARON, GERARD:
Down the tree!

BOBINET:
Down the tree!

ALL:
Down the tree! Down the tree! Down the tree!

Dance

 

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