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No. 2: Rataplan
(BOUNCER'S SONG)
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Darrell Fancourt as Sergeant Bouncer
Bouncer
Bouncer.
Yes, yes, in those merry days,
Yes, yes, in those brilliant days,
We gather’d our laurels
And rode on our bays,
We gather’d our laurels
And rode on our bays.

I mounted a horse
In Her Majesty’s force,
As one of the yeomen
Who’d meet with the foemen,
For then an invasion
Threaten’d the nation.

And ev’ry man,
In the rear, or the van,
Found an occasion,
And ev’ry man,
In the rear, or the van,
Found an occasion to sing....

Rataplan! Rataplan! Rataplan! Rataplan!
Rataplan, plan, plan, plan, plan, plan, plan, plan, plan, plan,
Rataplan! plan, plan,
Ah! Rataplan! Rataplan!

We sounded the trumpet
We beat the drum,
Somehow the enemy,
Somehow the enemy,
Somehow the enemy didn't come,

So I gave up my horse,
In Her Majesty's force,
As there wasn't a foeman
To meet with the yeoman,
And so no invasion
Threaten’d the nation,

There wasn't a man,
In the rear, or the van,
Who found an occasion
There wasn't a man,
In the rear or the van,
Found an occasion to sing....

Rataplan! Rataplan! Rataplan! Rataplan!
Rataplan, plan, plan, plan, plan, plan,
plan, plan, plan, plan,
Rataplan! plan, plan,
Ah! Rataplan! Rataplan!
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Bouncer

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