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Care is all Fiddle-de-dee

From The Miller and His Man
Words by F. C. Burnand.
Published by Cramer & Co., 1874.


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Sullivan contributed the music for the two songs The Marquis de Mincepie and Care is all Fiddle-de dee to F. C. Burnand's drawing room extravaganza The Miller and His Man, originally published in The Illustrated London News Christmas Number for 1873. These two songs were published separately by Cramer the following year.

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Now, as a fairy tale always ends
(Despite all cynical laughter)
They went and were married,
And feasted their friends,
And happily liv'd ever after,
Eat pies and plums,
For Christmas comes,
We know, but once a year!
To great and small, to short and tall,
We wish the best of cheer,
And a merry Christmas to you all,
And a happy bright New Year.
A merry Christmas to you all,
And a happy bright New Year.

A merry Christmas to you all,
And a happy New Year may there be.
Play games of chance,
And join in a dance;
for care is all fiddle-de-dee,
all fid-dle-de-dee,
all fid-dle-de-dee.

A merry Christmas to you all,
And a happy New Year may there be.
Play games of chance,
And join in a dance;
for care is all fiddle-de-dee,
all fid-dle-de-dee.

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