Author: Betharoni

Rehearsal Section 18 Songs and Notes

  • The Criminal Cried

The criminal cried

KO-KO

The criminal cried as he dropp’d him down

In a state of wild alarm

With a frightful, frantic, fearful frown

I bar’d my big right arm

I siez’d him by his little pigtail

And on his knees fell he, as he squirm’d and struggled

And gurgled and guggled

I drew my snickersnee

My snickersnee!

Oh ne’er shall I forget the cry or the shriek that shriek-ed he

As I gnash’d my teeth, when from its sheath I drew my snicker snee!

CHORUS

We know him well, he cannot tell

True or grounded tales

He always tries not to utter lies

And ev’ry time he fails

PITTI

He shiver’d and shook as he gave the sign for the stroke he didn’t deserve

When all of a sudden his eye met mine and it seem’d to brace his nerve

For he nodded his head and kiss’d his hand, and he whistled an air did he

As the sabre true cut cleanly through his cervical vertebree, his vertebree!

When a main’s afraid a beautiful maid is a cheering sight to see;

And it’s oh, I’m glad, that moment sad, was sooth’d by sight of me!

CHORUS

Her terrible tale you can’t assail,

With no truth does it agree

Her taste exact for fault filled fact

Amounts to a disease.

POOH

Now before you’d have said that head was dead, (For its owner dead would be he),

He twisted his neck, with a smile well-bred, and bowed three times to me!

It was none of your impudent off-hand nods, but as humble as could be;

For he clearly knew the deference due to a man of pedigree, of pedigree!

And it’s oh, I vow, this deathly bow, was a touching sight to see;

Though losing life, yet he couldn’t forget, the deference due to me!

CHORUS

This haughty youth, he speaks the truth

Whene’er he finds it pays

And in this case, it ne’er took place

Exactly as he says!

Exactly, Exactly

Exactly, Exactly as he says!

Rehearsal Section 17 Songs and Notes

Rehearsal Section Notes:

People who need to come to Section 17 rehearsal:

Nikki

Beth

Carlie

Evie

Ian

Gabe


  • Miya Sama

Miya Sama

CHORUS

Mi ya sa ma, mi ya sa ma ohn n’m ma no ma ye ni

Pi ra pi ra su ru no wa nan gia na

To ko ton ya re ton ya re na!

Mi ya sa ma mi ya sa ma ohn n’m ma no ma ye ni

Pi ra pi ra su ru no wa nan gia na

To ko ton ya re ton ya re na

MIKADO

From ev’ry kind of man obedience I expect; I’m the Emperess of Japan

KATISHA

And I’m her daughter-law-elect

She’ll marry her son, (she’s only got one)

To her daughter-in-law elect.

MIKADO

My morals have been declar’d particularly correct

KATISHA

But they’re nothing at all compared with those

Of her daughter-in-law elect

Bow, bow, to her daughter-in-law elect.

CHORUS

Bow, bow, to her daughter-in-law elect!

MIKADO

In a motherly kind of way I govern each tribe and sect,

All cheerfully own my sway

KATISHA

Except her daughter-in-law elect!

As tough as a bone, with a will of her own,

Is her daughter-in-law elect!

MIKADO

My nature is love and light, my freedom from all defect

KATISHA

Is insignificant quite, compar’d with her daughter-in-law elect!

Bow! Bow! To her daughter-in-law elect!

CHORUS

Bow! Bow! To her daughter-in-law elect!

  • Humane Mikado

Humane Mikado

Humane Mikado no words

A more humane Mikado never did in Japan exist

To nobody second, I’m certainly reckon’d

A true philanthropist

It is my very humane endeavour to make to some extent

Each evil liver a running river of harmless merriment

My object all sublime I shall achieve in time

To let the punishment fit the crime, the punishment fit the crime

And make each pris’ner pent unwillingly represent

A source of innocent merriment of innocent merriment!

All prosy dull society sinners who chatter and bleat and bore

Are sent to hear sermons from mystical Germans, who preach from ten ’til four

The amateur tenor whose vocal villanies all desire to shirk

Shall during off hours exhibit his powers to Madame Tussaud’s wax work

The lady who dyes a chemical yellow or stains her grey hair puce

Or pinches her figure is painted with vigour

With permanent walnut juice

The idiot who, in railway carriages scribbles on window panes

We only suffer to ride on a buffer in Parliament’ry trains

My object all sublime, I shall ahcieve in time

To let the punishment fit the crime, the punishment fit the crime

And make each pris’ner pent unwillingly represent

A source of innocent merriment, of innocent merriment

CHORUS

Her object all sublime, she will achieve in time

To let the punishment fit the crime, the punishment fit the crime

And make each pris’ner pent unwillingly represent

A source of innocent merriment, of innocent merriment!

MIKADO

The advertising quack who wearies with tales of counless cures

His teeth, I’ve enacted, shall all be extracted by terrified amateurs

The music hall singer attends a series of masses and fugues and “ops”

By Bach interwoven with Spohr and Beethoven at classical Monday Pops.

The billiard sharp whom anyone catches him doom’s extremely hard

He’s made to dwell in a dungeon cell on a spot that’s always barr’d

And there he plays extravagent matches in fitless finger stalls

On a cloth untrue with a twisted cue, and elliptical billard balls!

My object all sublime I shall achieve in time,

To let the punishment fit the crime, the punishment fit the crime

And make each pris’ner pent unwillingly represent

A source of innocent merriment, of innocent merriment

CHORUS

Her object all sublime she shall achieve in time,

To let the punishment fit the crime, the punishment fit the crime

And make each pris’ner pent unwillingly represent

A source of innocent merriment, of innocent merriment!

Rehearsal Section 2 Songs and Notes

Rehearsal Section Notes:

People who need to come to Section 2 rehearsal:

Natalie

Jesse

Carlie

  • Young Man Despair

Young Man Despair

POOH

Young man despair, likewise go to

Yum-Yum the fair, you must not woo

It will not do: I’m sorry for you

You very imperfect ab-lu-tion-er!

This very day from school Yum-Yum

Will wend her way and homeward come

With beat of drum and a rum-tum-tum

To wed the Lord High Executioner!

And the brass will crash and the trumpet bray

And they’ll cut a dash on their wedding day

She’ll toddle away as all aver

With the Lord High Executioner!

NANKI & PISH

And the brass will crash and the trumpets bray

And they’ll cut a dash on their wedding day.

She’ll toddle away as all aver with the Lord High Executioner!

POOH

It’s a hopeless case as you may see

And in your place away I’d flee

But don’t blame me I’m sorry to be

Of your pleasure a di-min-u-tion-er

They’ll vow their pact extremely soon

In point of fact this afternoon

Her honeymoon with that buffoon

At seven commences so you shun her

And the brass will crash and the trumpet bray

And they’ll cut a dash on their wedding

She’ll toddle away as all aver, with the Lord High Executioner

NANKI & PISH

And the brass will crash and the trumpets bray

And they’ll cut a dash on their wedding day.

She’ll toddle away as all aver with the Lord High Executioner!

Rehearsal Section 12 Songs and Notes

  • Braid the Raven Hair

Braid the raven hair

PITTI & PEEP

Braid the raven hair,

Weave the supple tresses

Deck the maiden fair

In her loveliness

Paint the pretty face

Dye the coral lip

Empahsize the grace

Of her ladyship!

Art and nature, thus allied

Go to make a pretty bride!

Art and nature, thus allied,

Go to make a pretty brided!

PITTI SING

Sit with downcast eye

Let it brim with dew

Try if you can cry

We will do so, too.

When you’re summond, start

Like a frightened roe

Flutter, little heart, colour come and go!

Modesty at mariage tide

Well becomes a pretty bride!

Modesty at marriage tide

Well becomes a pretty bride!

PITTI & PEEP

Braid the raven hair

Weave the supple tresses

Deck the maiden fair

In her loveliness

Paint her pretty face

Dye the coral lip

Emphasize the grace of her ladyship!

Art and nature, thus allied

Go to make a pretty bride!

Art and nature, thus allied, go to make a pretty bride!

  • The Sun Whose Rays

The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze

The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze – music track

YUM-YUM

The sun whose rays are all ablaze with ever living glory

Does not deny his mjaesty he scorns to tell a story!

He don’t exclaim “I blush for shame, so kindly be indulgent!”

But fierce and bold, in fiery gold, he glories all effulgent!

I mean to rule the earth as he the sky

We really know our worth the sun and I!

I mean to rule the earth as he the sky

We really know our worth, the sun and I!

Observe his flame, that placid dame, the moon’s celestial highness

There’s not a trace upon her face of diffidence or shyness

She borrows light that thro’ the night, mankind may all acclaim her,

And truth to tell, she lights up well, so I for one don’t blame her

Ah, pray make no mistake, we are not shy;

we’re very wide awake! The moon and I!

Ah, pray make no mistake, we are not shy;

we’re very wide awake! The moon and I!

Rehearsal Section 11 Songs and Notes

Ni Bikkuri

Oh Ni Bikkuri

Note:  Starred (*) sections are sung simultaneously/with overlap.

PITTI SING

For he’s going to marry Yum-Yum

CHORUS

Yum-Yum

PITTI SING

Your anger pray bury,

For all will be merry,

I think you had better succumb

CHORUS

Cumb, cumb

PITTI SING

And join our expressions of glee.

On this subject I pray you be dumb

CHORUS

Dumb, dumb

PITTI SING

You’ll find there are many who’ll wed for a penny

The word for your guidance is “Mum”

CHORUS

Mum, mum!

PITTI SING

There’re lots of good fish in the sea!

PITTI SING & CHORUS

On this subject we pray you be dumb, dumb ,dumb!

We think you had better succumb, cumb, cumb!

You’ll find there are many who’ll wed for a penny, who’ll wed for a penny,

There are lots of good fish in the sea!

There are lots of good fish in the sea!

There’s lots of good fish, good fish in the sea!

There’s lots of good fish, good fish in the sea, in the sea, in the sea, in the sea, in the sea!

KATISHA

The hour of gladness is dead and gone

In silent sadness I live alone

The hope I cheris’d all lifeless lies

And all has perishe’d, all has perish’d save love,

Which never dies, which never, never dies!

KATISHA (spoken/sing-song)

Oh faithless one, this insult you shall rue!

In vain for mercy on your knees you’ll sue.

I’ll tear the mask from your disguising!

NANKI (spoken)

Now comes the blow!

KATISHA (spoken)

Prepare yourself for news surprising!

NANKI (spoken)

How foil my foe?

KATISHA (spoken)

No minstrel he, despite bravado!

YUM YUM (spoken)

Ha! Ha! I know!

KATISHA (sing-song)

He is the son of your —

ALL

O ni! Bik-ku-ri, shak-kur-i to!

KATISHA (sing-song)

In vain you interrupt with this tornado

He is the only son of your

ALL

O ni! Bik-ku-ri shak-ku-ri to!

KATISHA

I’ll spoil –

ALL

O ni! Bik-ku-ri shak-ku-ri to!

KATISHA

Your gay gambado!

He is the son —

ALL

O ni! Bik-ku-ri shak-ku-ri to!

KATISHA

Of your —

ALL

O ni! Bik-ku-ri shak-ku-ri to!

KATISHA

The son of your —

ALL

O ni! Bik-ku-ri shak-ku-ri to! O ya! O ya!

KATISHA

Ye torrents roar!

Ye tempests how!

Your wrath outpour

With angry growl!

Do ye your worst, my vengeance

Shall rise triumphant over all

ALL

We’ll hear no more, Ill omen’d owl

To joy we soar, despite your scowl

The echoes of our festival

Shall rise triumphant over all!

KATISHA

Prepare for woe, ye haughty lords

At once I go, Mikado wards!

ALL

Away you go, collect your hordes,

Proclaim your woe in dismal chords

YUM-YUM

We do not heed their dismal sound

NANKI POO

For joy reigns ev’ry where around

YUM-YUM

We do not heed their dismal sound

YUM YUM & NANKI POO

For joy reigns ev’ry where around

ALL

The echoes of our festival shall rise triumphant over all!

Shall rise triumuphant over all!

Shall rise triumphant,

Triumphant over all! Shall rise triumphant over all!

KATISHA

My wrongs with vengenace will be crown’d!

ALL

We do not heed their dismal sound, for joy reigns ev’ry where around!

We do not heed their dismal sound, for joy reigns ev’ry where around!

*KATISHA

My wrongs with vengeance will be crown’d! My wrongs with vengeance shall be crown’d!

*ALL

We do not heed their dismal sound, for joy reigns ev’ry where around!

Rehearsal Section 10 Songs and Notes

Rehearsal Section Notes:

People who need to come to Rehearsal Section 10

Dani

Natalie

Izzy

Evie

Ian

Gabe

Carlie

Beth

  • Oh Fool

Oh Fool!

Note:  Starred (*) sections are sung simultaneously/with overlap.

KATISHA

Oh fool that fleeest my hallow’d joys!

Oh blind, that seeest no equipoise!

Oh rash, that judgest from half the whole!

Oh base, that grudgest

Love’s lightest dole!

Thy heart unbind

Oh fool, oh blind!

Give me my place,

Oh rash, oh base!

Thy heart unbind,

Give me my place,

Oh fool, oh blind,

Oh rash, oh base!

Thy heart unbind,

Give me, give me my place

CHORUS

If she’s thy bride, restore her place

Oh fool, oh blind, oh rash, oh base!

KATISHA

Pink cheek, that rulest

Where wisdom serves!

Bright eye, that foilest

Heroic nerves;

Rose lip, that scornest,

Love laden years

Sweet tongue, that warnest,

Who rightly hears

Thy doom is nigh,

Pink cheek, bright eye!

Thy knell is rung,

Rose lip, sweet tongue!

Thy doom is nigh,

Thy knell is run,

Pink cheek, bright eye,

Rose lip, sweet tongue!

Thy doom is nigh,

Thy knell, thy knell is rung.

CHORUS

If true her tale,

Thy knell is rung,

Pink check, bright eye,

Rose-lip, sweet tongue

*CHORUS

If true her tale, thy knell is rung,

If true her tale, thy knell is rung

Thy knell is rung!

*KATISHA

Thy doom is nigh, thy knell is rung

Thy knell, thy knell is rung!

Rehearsal Section 22 Songs and Notes

  • Act II Finale

Act 2 Finale

PITTI – SING

For he’s gone and married Yum-Yum

CHORUS

Yum-Yum!

PITTI – SING

Your anger pray bury,

For all will be merry, I think you had better succub

CHORUS

Cumb-Cumb!

PITTI – SING

And join our expression of glee!

KO-KO

On this subject I pray you be dumb

CHORUS

Dumb-Dumb!

KO-KO

Your notions, though many,

Are not worth a penny,

The word for your guidance is “Mum”

CHORUS

Mum-Mum!

KO-KO

You’ve got a good bargain in me!

ALL

On this subject we pray you be dumb – Dumb-Dumb!

We think you had better succumb – Cumb-Cumb!

You’ll find there are many who’ll wed for a penny,

Who’ll wed for a penny, There are lots of good fish in the sea,

There are lots of good fish in the sea,

There’s lots of good fish, good fish in the sea,

There’s lots of good fish, good fish in the sea,

In the sea, in the sea, in the sea, in the sea!

NANKI – POOH

The threatened cloud has passed away

YUM-YUM
And fairly shines the dawning day;

NANKI – POOH

What tho’ the night my come too soon,

YUM-YUM

There’s years and years of afternoon!

ALL

Then let the throng our joy advance,

With laughing song, and merry dance,

Then let the throng our joy advance,

With laughing song, and merry dance,

With laughing song, and merry dance,

With laughing song,

With joyous shout,

With joyous shout and ringing cheer,

Inaugurate,

Inaugurate their new career!

With joyous shout and ringing cheer

With joyous, joyous shout!

With laughing song and merry dance,

With laughing song and merry dance.

With song and dance.

Rehearsal Section 6 Songs and Notes

Rehearsal Section Notes:

People who need to come to Section 6 rehearsal

Dani

Natalie


  • Were You Not to Ko-Ko Plighted

Were You Not to Ko-Ko Plighted, Both Singers

Yum Yum’s singing ONLY

NANKI POO

Were you not to ko-Ko plighted

I would say in tender tone,

“Love’d one, let us be united

Let us be each other’s own!”

I would merge all rank and station,

Worldly sneers are nought to us,

And to mark my admiration

I would fondly kiss you thus

NANKI POO/YUM YUM

(I/He) would fondly kiss (you/me) thus

YUM YUM

But as I’m engaged to Ko-Ko

To embrace you thus con fuoco

Would distinctly be no gioco

And for yam I should get toko

NANKI

Toko

YUM YUM

Toko

NANKI

Toko

YUM YUM

Toko

NANKI

Toko

YUM YUM

Toko

NANKI

Toko

YUM YUM

Toko

YUM YUM and NANKI

Toko

NANKI

So in spite of all temptation,

Such a theme I’ll not discuss

And on no consideration

Will I kiss you fondly thus

Will I kiss you fondly thus.

Let me make it clear to you,

This is what I’ll never do

This, oh, this, oh this, oh this

This is what I’ll never, never do!

YUM YUM & NANK

This, oh, this, oh, this, oh, this, this,

NANKI

Is what I’ll never do!

YUM YUM

He’ll never do!

NANKI

I’ll never do!

YUM YUM

He’ll never do!

NANKI

Oh this,

NANKI/YUM YUM

This is what (I’ll/he’ll) never do!

Rehearsal Section 4 Songs and Notes

Rehearsal Section Notes:

People who need to come to Section 4 Rehearsal:

Evie

Izzy

Dani


  • Three Little Maids

Three Little Maids

YUM YUM, PEEP BO , & PITTI SING

Three little maids from school are we,
Pert as a a school girl well can be
Fill’d to the brim with girlish glee,
Three little maids from school!

YUM YUM

Ev’ry thing is a source of fun! (chuckle/giggle)

PEEP BO

Nobody’s safe for we care for none! (chuckle/giggle)

PITTI SING

Life is a joke that’s just begun! (chuckle/giggle)

YUM YUM, PEEP BO, & PITTI SING

Three little maids from school
Three little maids who all unwary
Come from a ladies’ seminary
Freed from its genius tutelary
Three little maids from school,
Three little maids from school.

YUM YUM

One little maid is a bride, Yum-Yum

PEEP BO

Two little maids in attendance come

PITTI SING

Three little maids is the total sum

YUM YUM, PEEP BO, & PITTI SING

Three little maids from school.

YUM YUM

From three little maids take one away

PEEP BO

Two little maids remain, and they

PITTI SING

Won’t have to wait very long, they say

YUM YUM, PEEP BO, & PITTI SING

Three little maids from school!
Three little maids from school.
Three little maids who, all unwary
Come from a ladies’ seminary,
Freed from its genius tutelary,
Three little maids from school,
Three little maids from school!

Rehearsal Section 14 Songs and Notes

Rehearsal Section Notes:

Note that this is a narrow rehearsal time, so be ready to rock-and-roll as soon as you arrive. We’ll plan on running through the song and dialogue w/o worry about choreography much, if at all.

People who need to come to Section 14 rehearsal:

Natalie

Bree

Dani


  • Here’s a How-de-do!

Here’s A How-De-Do!

YUM YUM

Here’s a how-de-do!

If I marry you, When your time has come to perish

Then the maiden whom you cherish

Must be slaughter’d too!

Here’s a how-de-do!

Here’s a how-de-do!

NANKI POO

Here’s a pretty mess!

In a month or less,

I must die without a wedding!

Let the bitter tears I’m shedding

Witness my distress,

Here’s a pretty mess!

Here’s a pretty mess!

KO-KO

Here’s a state of things!

To her life she clings! Matrimonial devotion

Doesn’t seem to suit her notion

Burial it brings!

Here’s a state of things!

Here’s a state of things!

NANKI POO & YUM YUM/KO-KO

With a passion that’s intense (I/you) worship and adore

But the laws of common sense we oughn’t to ignore

If what (he says/I say) is true

’tis death to marry you!

Here’s a pretty state of things!

Here’s a pretty how-de-do!

Here’s a pretty state of things, a pretty state of things!

YUM YUM

Here’s a how-de-do!

NANKI POO

Here’s a how-de-do!

KO-KO

Here’s a how-de-do!

NANKI POO & YUM YUM/KO-KO

For if what (he says/I say) is true, I cannot, cannot marry you!

Here’s a pretty pretty state of things!

*spoken*

Here’s a pretty how-de-do!