The Zoo by Arthur Sullivan


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Song No. 5

ONCE MORE THE FACE I LOVED SO WELL

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Carboy:

Once more the face I loved so well,
Returns, returns to shed a ray
Of sunshine o'er my solitude,
And change the night, the night to day.

Laetitia:

Oh, let me gaze upon thy face,
And lean upon thy breast
And find upon thy noble heart,
An ever lasting rest.

Carboy and Laetitia:

And find upon thy noble heart
An ever lasting rest.
An ever lasting rest.

Brown:

How much? Oh! how much?

Eliza:

You've had four tarts and a couple of pears,
You've had three buns that were meant for the bears;
Two bags of nuts instead of the apes,
Ten biscuits of various sizes and shapes.
Three packets of superfine lollipops,
One ounce of the very best pineapple drops,
The largest cake you ever did see,
And a half pound packet of Horniman's tea.

Brown:

I've eaten as much as a man could eat--
I've gone through a very remarkable feat;
From the twopenny tart to the kidney pie,
I've swallowed as much as I could, have I.
How better could man his affection prove
Than by stuffing himself for the sake of his love?
With a bottle of pop I have quenched my thirst,
And now, if you please, I am ready to burst.

Laetitia and Carboy: Eliza: Brown:
Four tarts, three buns and a couple of pears
Yes, once again,
I'm ready
Ah! once againSome lollipops and pineapple drops to burst

Laetitia and Carboy: Eliza and Brown:
let me gaze You've (I've) had four tarts and a couple of pears,
upon thy face, You've (I've) had three buns that were meant for the bears,
And lean, and lean Two bags of nuts instead of the apes
upon thy breast, Ten biscuits of various sizes and shapes,
And find upon Three packets of super-fine lollipops.
thy noble heart, One ounce of the very best pineapple drops,
An ever- The largest cake you ever did see,
lasting rest. And a half pound packet of Horniman's tea.
Ah! once again, Four tarts and a couple of pears,
Ah! once again! Two bags of nuts.



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