The Zoo by Arthur Sullivan


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Song No. 12

MY FATHER!

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(Enter Grinder, Laetitia, Carboy and Chorus.)

Laetitia:

My Father!

Carboy:

Her Father!

Grinder:

Found you at last!
Wretched outcast!
Vilest compounder of potions!
Think of the past,
Think of the last
One of your horrible notions.
Out of the light,
Out of my sight!
Heartless undutiful child.
Is it for spite,
That you delight,
To drive your progenitor wild?


Found you at last
Rosehill Musical Society

Laetitia:

Ah!
Father, dear, see,
Here on my knee,
Ask I for pardon and pity,
He's fitted to me,
He's destin'd to be,
A respectable man in the City.

Laetitia: Carboy: Grinder: Chorus:
Parent so stern,
Have you to learn,
Heart strings are easily
broken.
Father,Out of the light,See his heart burn,
father,Out of my sightand concern,
father,Look at a lover
dear,forlorn.
See, father, dear.See my heart burnOut of my sight.Lover forlorn.

Laetitia, Eliza, Carboy and Chorus:Grinder:
Parent so stern,Out of my sight
See our concern.Out of the light
Look at a lover forlorn,Heartless undutiful child,
A lover forlorn.Undutiful child.
Have you to learn
That heart strings are easily torn,
That heart strings are torn,
Are torn, yes, yes, yes,
Yes, yes, yes, are torn.

Carboy:

Then, sir, you firmly decline to relent?

Grinder:

Yes, I distinctly refuse my consent.

Laetitia:

Father, on suicide, see, he is bent.

Carboy:

Fetch me a rope.

Chorus:

Fetch him a rope.

Carboy:

Fetch me a rope.

Chorus:

Fetch him a rope,
Fetch him a rope,
Fetch him a rope.

Laetitia and Eliza: Carboy: Chorus:
Fare thee well,
Laetitia, fare thee well,
Fare thee well,
Fare thee well,
Fare thee well.
Fare thee well,
Laetitia, fare thee well,
Fare thee well,
Fare thee well,
Fare thee well.
Fare thee well,
Fare thee well.
Fare thee well.
Fare thee well,
Fare thee well.
Fare thee well,Fare thee well.
Fare thee well,Fare well,
Fare thee well,
Fare thee well,Fare
Fare thee well,Fare thee well,thee well,
Laetitia, fare thee well,Laetitia, fare thee well,Fare thee well,
Laetitia, fare thee well,Laetitia, fare thee well,Fare thee well,
Fare thee well,Fare thee well,
Fare well,Fare thee well,Fare well,
Fare well.Fare well.Fare well.

(Carboy lowers himself into the Bear Pit.
Enter Thomas brown as The Duke of Islington.)



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