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No. 17: Chorus & Solos (Physician, Vizier & Executioner)

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The Court Slaves and Officials enter, Men and Girls.

Chorus.
  From Morning Prayer
    The Sultan of Persia comes!
  Let trumpets blare
    And loudly attack the drums!
      The flutes as well
Including the quaint bassoon,
        And let them boldly blow
An à propos
    And popular Persian tune!
  Your bodies bend!
    Your popular Sultan comes!
  Your hands extend!
    Respectfully cross your thumbs!
      And with Salaam
Endeavour to sing (or croon)
        In key that's quite correct
(As he'll expect)
      A popular Persian tune!

Vizier. (entering)
  Outside a mob
    Of people expectant hums;
  Their pulses throb —
    Their popular Sultan comes!
      And when they see
Their popular Sultan soon
        They'll all break out
And sing (or shout)
      This popular Persian tune!
         
Physician & Executioner. (entering)
  Good new we bring —
    Your popular Sultan comes!
  Upon him fling
    Selected encomiums!
      Address him as
The Sun or the Rising Moon;
        And don't forget
Your praise to set
      To a popular Persian tune!
  Good new we bring —
    Your popular Sultan comes!
  Upon him fling
    Selected encomiums!
      Address him as
The Sun or the Rising Moon;
        And don't forget
Your praise to set
      To a popular Persian tune!

Chorus.
  From Morning Prayer
    The Sultan of Persia comes!
  Let trumpets blare
    And loudly attack the drums!
      The flutes as well
Including the quaint bassoon,
        And let them boldly blow
An à propos
    And popular Persian tune!
  Your bodies bend!
    Your popular Sultan comes!
  Your hands extend!
    Respectfully cross your thumbs!
      And with Salaam
Endeavour to sing (or croon)
        In key that's quite correct
(As he'll expect)
      A popular Persian tune!
    Your bodies bend!
Your hands extend, Illalah!
      And with Salaam
In key correct,
(As he'll expect), Illalah!
(As he'll expect)
    Bodies bend!
Hands extend
      With Salaam endeavour to sing
A Persian tune!
A popular Persian tune!
A popular Persian tune!
A popular, popular Persian tune!

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