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No. 2: CHORUS & SOLO (2nd Yeoman)

"Tower Warders"

Enter people excitedly, followed by Yeomen of the Guard.

Crowd.
Tower warders,
Under orders,
Gallant pikemen, valiant sworders!
Brave in bearing,
Foemen scaring,
In their bygone days of daring!
Ne'er a stranger
There to danger —
Each was o'er the world a ranger;
To the story
Of our glory
Each a bold, a bold contributory!
1940 Production
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Yeomen.
In the autumn of our life,
Here at rest in ample clover,
We rejoice in telling over
Our impetuous May and June.
In the evening of our day,
With the sun of life declining,
We recall without repining
All the heat of bygone noon,
We recall without repining
All the heat,
We recall, recall
All of bygone noon.

2nd Yeoman.

This the autumn of our life,
This the evening of our day;
Weary we of battle strife,
Weary we of mortal fray.
But our year is not so spent,
And our days are not so faded,
But that we with one consent,
Were our loved land invaded,
Still would face a foreign foe,
As in days of long ago,
Still would face a foreign foe,
As in days of long ago,
As in days of long ago,
As in days of long ago.
 

Yeomen.
Still would face a foreign foe,
As in days of long ago.

Crowd.
Tower warders,
Under orders,
Gallant pikemen, valiant sworders!
Brave in bearing,
Foemen scaring,
In their bygone days of daring!

Crowd. Yeomen.
Tower warders This the
Under orders autumn
Gallant pikemen of our
Valiant sworders life,
Brave in bearing, This the
Foemen scaring, evening
In their bygone days of daring! of our day,
Ne're a stranger Weary
There to danger we of
Each was o'er the world a ranger: battle strife
To the story Weary
Of our glory we of
Each a bold, mor-
A bold contributory. tal fray.
To the story This the autumn
Of our glory of our life,
Each a bold contributory! This the evening of our day,
Each a bold contributory! This the evening of our day.

Exit Crowd. Manent Yeomen.

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