The Zoo by Arthur Sullivan


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WHAT DO I SEE IN THIS DISGUISE?

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Eliza:

What do I see in this disguise?
Tom Brown! Can I believe my eyes?

Brown:

'Tis he, recover your surprise.
Tom Brown assumes his native guise.
Eliza, if you'll marry me,
The proudest lady you shall be,
That ever London Town did see,
Eliza, say that you will be
The Duchess of Islington!

Eliza:

The Duchess of Islington!

Chorus:

The Duchess of Islington!

Eliza:

Oh ask me not
To leave this spot,
The beasts I love so well.
The grief I feel,
At this appeal,
No mortal man can tell.
The grizzly one
Will miss his bun,
The bun he thought so nice.
The polar bear,
In blank despair,
Will ask in vain for ice.
Ah!
And who will feed
That lanky steed,
(sobbing) The cameleopard?
From these to part
It breaks my heart,
It's very, very hard.

Brown:

Nay dry your tears,
These needless fears
One word shall chase away.
I've bought them all,
The great and small,
They go with us today.
And ev'ry morn,
At early dawn,
The gentle armadillo,
Or rattle snake,
When you awake,
You'll find upon your pillow.
Ah!
The parrot too,
And cockatoo,
Shall lull you to repose.
The nice baboon,
And strong racoon,
Shall titivate your nose.

Chorus:

A nice baboon,
A nice baboon,
A nice baboon
And strong racoon,
Shall titivate,
Tivate your nose.

Eliza:

My love! My life!

Brown:

My dove! My wife!

(They embrace.)

Eliza:

With happiness I die.

Eliza and the Duke
Rosehill Musical Society

Chorus:

(Much affected.)
My love! My life!
My dove! My wife!
With happiness I die!

(They all embrace.)

Carboy

(From the bear pit.) Ah! cruel fate!

Laetitia:

Great heavens!
I had forgotten.

Chorus:

We to, for the moment had forgotten his melancholy end.
(Very solemnly.)But now, oh cruel fate!
To late! Too late!

Carboy
Off Monroe Players (2001)
Carboy:

(Climbing the pole.) One moment,
Allow me to explain.

Chorus:

What here again!
Pray why arouse our sympathy,
And if you mean it,
Why not die?

Carboy:

In consequence of some repairs
I much regret they've moved the bears.
But I will try the lion's den,
Once more the bears I'll brave.
And then, and then.


Brown:

The sacrifice would needless prove,
I've heard the story of your love,
On his consent you now may count,
And here is double the amount.

(Brown has come to an arrangement with Grinder during the preceeding and now hands him a well filled purse.)

Chorus:

Ten thousand a year,
Gives the noble peer!

Eliza:

Return, my love, a loving heart
Shall tenderly it's love impart,
Return, my own, no more we'll part.
Oh, happy, happy day.

Laetitia:

Two happy pairs behold, today,
By Hymen joined: Ah, by the way,
I wonder what the world will say
About today?

Chorus:

But let us sing in well known staves
That while Britannia rules the waves,
We Britons never, never will
be slaves,
Hurray! Hurray!

Finale
Rosehill Musical Society


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