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No.7: The Buttercup
(SERENADE)
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Cox.  

The buttercup dwells on the lowly mead,
The daisy is bright to see;
But brighter far are the eyes that read
The thoughts in the heart of me.
I come by night, I come by day
I come in the morn to sing my lay;
I know my notes, I count each bar,
And I've learnt a tune on the gay guitar,


Box. Cox.
Fiddle-iddle-dum,  
  Fiddle-iddle-dum,
Fiddle-iddle-dum,
 
  Fiddle-iddle, iddle, iddle, iddle, dum,
  Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
  Fiddle-iddle-dum, fiddle-
I come by night, iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
I come by day, Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-
I come in the morn
to sing my lay,
iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
Fiddle-iddle-dum,
I know my notes, Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
I count each bar, Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
And I've learnt a tune Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
on the gay guitar, dum, dum, dum, la, la, la, la, etc.,
on the gay guitar, la, la, la, etc.,
on the gay guitar; la, la, la, etc.,
I know my notes, Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
I count each bar, Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
I've learnt a tune Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
on the gay guitar. on the gay guitar.

Box.
Buttercup serenade sung by Mr. Cox (Sydney Granville) and Mr. Box (Leo Darnton)
Buttercup Serenade

The floweret shines on the minaret fair,
The Dahlia waves in the breeze,
The cockchafer sighs in the midnight air,
The Dicky bird sings in the trees;
I come by night, I come by day,
I never, ah never, can stay away;
If you the guitar can sweetly do,
I play on the concertina, the concertina too.


Box. Cox.
  Fiddle-iddle-dum,
Fiddle-iddle-dum,  
Fiddle-iddle-dum,
Fiddle-iddle, iddle, iddle-dum,  
  Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
  Fiddle-iddle-dum, fiddle-
I come by night, iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
I come by day, Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-
I come in the morn
to sing my lay,
iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
Fiddle-iddle-dum,
I know my notes, Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
I count each bar, Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
And I've learnt a tune Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
on the gay guitar, dum, dum, dum, la, la, la, la, etc.,
on the gay guitar, la, la, la, etc.,
on the gay guitar; la, la, la, etc.,
I know my notes, Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
I count each bar, Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
I've learnt a tune Fiddle-iddle-dum, Fiddle-iddle-dum,
on the gay guitar. on the gay guitar.

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