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Mirette

When Noah Sailed His Good Old Ark

No. 16, Sung by Bobinet, Picorin, and Gerard

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BOBINET:
When Noah sailed his good old Ark,

GERARD:
Tique-tique, tique-tin, tin, tin!

PICORIN:
He was a thirsty patriarch

GERARD:
Tique-tique, tique-tin, tin, tin!

BOBINET:
And like the ancient mariner

PICORIN:
He was very, very sad to think

BOBINET:
It was water, water everywhere,

ALL:
And never any drop to drink!

PICORIN:

So when he came to Ararat,

GERARD:
Tique-tique, tique-tin, tin, tin!

BOBINET:
He thought he'd had enough of that,

GERARD:
Tique-tique, tique-tin, tin, tin!

PICORIN:
He planted half a mile of vine

BOBINET:
On a sunny mountain shelf,

PICORIN:
And he brewed a barrel -

BOBINET:
Of good strong wine,

ALL:
And finished up the lot himself!

ALL:

Then by came Ham, his thirsty son,
Tique-tique, tique-tin, tin, tin!
And found the liquor all was done,
Tique-tique, tique-tin, tin, tin!
It's written by a learned monk
That this is the reason why
Good wine will make you very, very drunk,
And ham is sure to make you dry!

 

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