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No. 6: CHORUS

"Here's a man of jollity"
Midi Symbol MIDI File [16KB, 1' 46"] Sequenced by Colin Johnson.


Entrance of Point & Elsie

Enter Jack Point and Elsie Maynard, pursued by a Crowd of men and women. Point and Elsie are much terrified; Point, however, assuming an appearance of self-possession.

Chorus.
Here's a man of jollity,
Jibe, joke, jollify!
Give us of your quality,
Come, fool, follify!

If you vapour vapidly,
River runneth rapidly,
Into it we fling
Bird who doesn't sing!

Give us an experiment
In the art of merriment;
Into it we throw
Cock who doesn't crow!

Banish your timidity,
And with all rapidity
Give us quip and quiddity —
Willy-nilly, O!

River none can mollify;
Into it we throw
Fool who doesn't follify,
Cock who doesn't crow!

Banish your timidity,
And with all rapidity
Give us quip and quiddity —
Willy-nilly, O!
[Dialogue over subsequent music

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