Rehearsal Section 9 Songs and Notes

  • Finale Part 1 : Long Life ‘Til Then

Finale

CHORUS

With aspect stern and gloomy stride,

We come to learn how you decide,

Don’t hesitate, your choice to name,

A dreadful fate you’ll suffer all the same,

A dreadful fate you’ll suffer all the same!

POOH

To ask you what you mean to do we punctually appear.

Ko-Ko

Congratulate me gentlemen I’ve found a volunteer!

CHORUS

The Japanese equivalent for Hear, Hear, Hear!

Ko-Ko

‘Tis Nanki-Poo!

CHORUS

Hail Nanki-Pooh!

Ko-Ko

I think he’ll do!

CHORUS

Yes, yes he’ll do!

Ko-Ko

He yields his life if Yum-Yum I’ll surrender,

Now I adore that girl with passion tender,

and could not quit her with a ready will,

Or her allotĀ if I did not adore myself with passion tenderer still,

With passion tenderer still!

CHORUS

A yes, he loves himself with passion tenderer still!

Ko-Ko

Take her she’s yours!

NANKI

The threaten’d cloud has pass’d away

YUM-YUM

And fairly shines the dawning day

NANKI

What tho’ the night many come to soon

YUM-YUM

There’s yet a month of afternoon!

YUM-YUM, NANKI, PISH, PITTI, PEEP, POOH, & CHORUS

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 brief career!

With joyous shout and ringing cheer

With joyous, joyous shout!

Laughing song, merry dance, with laughing song and merry dance

POOH

As in three weeks you’ve got to die,

If Ko-Ko tells us true

‘T’were empty compliment to cry

“Long life to Nanki Poo!”

But as you’ve got three weeks to live

As fellow citizen,

This toast with three times three we’ll give

“Long life, long life to you till then!”

CHORUS

May all good fortune, all good fortune prosper you

May you have, may you have health and riches too

May you succeed in all you do

Long life, long life to you till then!

Betharoni

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