Best of the Colston Hall Live. Vol 1. (Feb 2012 - Feb 2013​)​. Featuring the Gasworks Choir, Bristol Schools Philharmonia, & Opera Anywhere.

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This is a compilation of our first 3 concerts at The Colston Hall, Bristol, between Feb 2012 & Feb 2013. (Footage of everything on YouTube).
The album includes collaborations with The Gasworks Choir, Opera Anywhere & Bristol Schools Philharmonia.

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released March 1, 2013

Featuring The Gasworks Choir, the professional soloists of Opera Anywhere & Bristol Schools Philharmonia. Guest M.D's, Mark Finch, Ali Orbaum & Dee Jarlett. Thanks to all involved.

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Gurt Lush Choir Bristol, UK

The Gurt Lush Choir was founded in October 2009. Within 2 years it grew to over 200 members, & is now one of the largest choirs in the country.
The choir sings all styles of music, & is proud to perform regularly at The Colston Hall. (Bristol, UK)
We still have room for more members & rehearse weekly in St Andrews, Redland & Southville. No Audition. 3 Free Taster sessions for all!
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Track Name: Golden Gurt Gospel Train
Gospel train is coming,
better get your ticket right.
Better get your house in order friend,
coz that train's gonna be here tonight.
Mighty lord she blows,
Oah..... Oah..... Oaohooww..

Oh.... Sinnerman,
Don't you think to ride this train,
you'd better get your house in order, friend,
coz that train's gonna be here tonight.
Mighty lord she blows,
Oah..... Oah..... Oaohooww..

Don't you hear the whistle blowing,
don't you hear the bell toll,
don't you hear the engine exhaustin' friend,
you know that train's gonna be here tonight.

Gospel train is coming,
better get your ticket right.
Better get your house in order friend,
coz that train's gonna be here tonight.
Mighty lord she blows,
Oah..... Oah..... Oaohooww..
Track Name: True Colours
You with the sad eyes
don't be discouraged
though I realize
it's hard to take courage
in a world full of people
you can lose sight of it all
and the darkness inside you
can make you fell so small

But I see your true colors
shining through
I see your true colors
and that's why I love you
so don't be afraid to let them show
your true colors
true colors are beautiful
like a rainbow

Show me a smile then
don't be unhappy, can't remember
when I last saw you laughing
if this world makes you crazy
and you've taken all you can bear
you call me up
because you know I'll be there

And I'll see your true colors...
Track Name: Behold the Lord High Executioner
Chorus:
Behold the Lord High Executioner
A personage of noble rank and title —
A dignified and potent officer,
Whose functions are particularly vital!
Defer, defer,
To the Lord High Executioner!
Defer, defer,
To the noble Lord, to the noble Lord,
To the Lord High Executioner!

Ko-Ko:
Taken from the county jail
By a set of curious chances;
Liberated then on bail,
On my own recognizances;
Wafted by a favouring gale
As one sometimes is in trances,
To a height that few can scale,
Save by long and weary dances;
Surely, never had a male
Under such like circumstances
So adventurous a tale,
Which may rank with most romances.

Ko-Ko:
Taken from the county jail
By a set of curious chances; Surely, never had a male
So adventurous a tale.
Chorus:
Taken from the county jail
Liberated then on bail,
Surely, never had a male
So adventurous a tale.

Chorus:
Defer, defer,
To the Lord High Executioner!
Defer, defer,
To the noble Lord,
To the noble Lord High Executioner!
Bow down, bow down,
To the Lord High Executioner!
Defer, defer,
To the noble, noble Lord,
To the High Executioner!
Track Name: Dani Su Bez Broja
Basale romale iljave corale
neka rovad korkori
neka merad corori

Nisam nikom sve do danas
rekla ovo, sad cu naglas
sad cu vikat nek' se cuje
neka svijetom odvjekuje

Ne znam da l' sam mrtva il' ziva
od kad si mi skinuo krila
ne sjecam se da sam sretna bila

Dani su bez broja
imena i boja
od kad nisam tvoja ja

Pjesma galebova
mora preko mora
a bez tebe ja
ne mogu ni koraka
Track Name: PriceTag
Seems like everybody's got a price
I wonder how they sleep at night
When the sale comes first
And the truth comes second
Just stop for a minute and smile

Why is everybody so serious?
Acting so damn mysterious
Got your shades on your eyes
And your heels so high
That you can't even have a good time

Everybody look to the left (yeah)
Everybody look to the right
Can you feel that (yeah)
We'll pay them with love tonight

It's not about the money, money, money
We don't need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance
Forget about the price tag
Ain't about the (ha) cha-ching cha-ching
Ain't about the (yeah) ba-bling ba-bling
Wanna make the world dance
Forget about the price tag

We need to take it back in time
When music made us all unite!
And it wasn't low blows and video hoes,
Am I the only one gettin' tired?

Why is everybody so obsessed?
Money can't buy us happiness
Can we all slow down and enjoy right now
Guarantee we'll be feelin'
All right.

Everybody look to the left (to the left)
Everybody look to the right (to the right)
Can you feel that (yeah)
We'll pay them with love tonight...

It's not about the money, money, money
We don't need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the price tag
Ain't about the (ha) Cha-Ching Cha-Ching.
Ain't about the (yeah) Ba-Bling Ba-Bling
Wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the price tag.
Track Name: A wand'ring minstrel I
A wandering minstrel I —
A thing of shreds and patches,
Of ballads, songs and snatches,
And dreamy lullaby!
My catalogue is long,
Through every passion ranging,
And to your humours changing
I tune my supple song!
I tune my supple song!

Are you in sentimental mood?
I'll sigh with you,
Oh, sorrow, sorrow!
On maiden's coldness do you brood?
I'll do so, too —
Oh, sorrow, sorrow!
I'll charm your willing ears
With songs of lovers' fears,
While sympathetic tears
My cheeks bedew —
Oh, sorrow, sorrow!

But if patriotic sentiment is wanted,
I've patriotic ballads cut and dried;
For where'er our country's banner may be planted,
All other local banners are defied!
Our warriors, in serried ranks assembled,
Never quail — or they conceal it if they do —
And I shouldn't be surprised if nations trembled
Before the mighty troops of Titipu!

Chorus:
We shouldn't be surprised if nations trembled,
Trembled with alarm
Before the mighty troops,
The troops of Titipu!

Nanki-Poo:
And if you call for a song of the sea,
We'll heave the capstan round,
With a yeo heave ho, for the wind is free,
Her anchor's a-trip and her helm's a-lee,
Hurrah for the homeward bound!

Chorus:
Yeo-ho — heave ho —
Hurrah for the homeward bound!

Nanki-Poo:
To lay aloft in a howling breeze
May tickle a landsman's taste,
But the happiest hour a sailor sees
Is when he's down
At an inland town,
With his Nancy on his knees, yeo ho!
And his arm around her waist!

Chorus:
Then man the capstan — off we go,
As the fiddler swings us round,
With a yeo heave ho,
And a rum below,
Hurrah for the homeward bound!
With a yeo heave ho,
And a rum below,
Yeo-ho, heave ho,
Yeo-ho, heave ho,
Heave ho, heave ho, yeo-ho!

Nanki-Poo:
A wandering minstrel I —
A thing of shreds and patches,
Of ballads, songs and snatches,
And dreamy lullaby!
And dreamy lulla-lullaby,
Lullaby!

Chorus:
Of dreamy lullaby,
Lullaby!
Track Name: True Religion
You're gon' need that true religion, hallelu,
You're gon' need that true religion, hallelu,
You're gon' need that true religion, pure religion gonna carry you through,
You're gon' need that true religion, hallelu.

When I'm dead & in my grave, hallelu,
When I'm dead & in my grave, hallelu,
When I'm dead & in my grave, trust in Jesus my soul to save,
You're gon' need that true religion, hallelu.

When I hear my coffin sound, hallelu,
When I hear my coffin sound, hallelu,
When I hear my coffin sound, I was lost but now I'm found.
You're gon' need that true religion, hallelu.

Mother take the pillow from under my head, hallelu
Mother take the pillow from under my head, hallelu
Mother take the pillow from under my head, go make up my dying bed.
Mother take the pillow from under my head, hallelu.

Dig my grave with a silver spade, hallelu,
Dig my grave with a silver spade, hallelu,
Dig my grave with a silver spade, let me down with a golden chain.
You're gon' need that true religion, hallelu.
Track Name: Weep O Mine Eyes
Weep, O mine eyes and cease not,
alas, these your spring tides methinks increase not.
O when begin you
to swell so high that I may drown me in you?
Track Name: Blood & Gold
On rides a captain and 300 soldier lads
Out of the morning mist and thro' the silent snow
Whistling gaily rides the captain at their head
Behind him soldier boys sadly weeping go
O lads of mine weep no more
You are gone to kill and die

For when you took my gold and swore to follow me
You sold away your lives and your liberty
No more you'll till the soil, no more you'll work the land
No more to the dance you'll go and take girls by the hand

O mother weep for your son
He is gone to kill and die

You'll weep, you'll die by the keen edge of the sword
You'll all go in the fire there'll be no hiding place
O mother hear the drumbeat in the village square
O mother that drums for me to go for a soldier there

Mothers sisters wives, weep for us
Marked as Cain we lie alone
Track Name: Comes a Train of Little Ladies
Comes a train of little ladies
From scholastic trammels free,
Each a little bit afraid is,
Wondering what the world can be!

Is it but a world of trouble —
Sadness set to song?
Is its beauty but a bubble
Bound to break ere long?

Are its palaces and pleasures
Fantasies that fade?
And the glory of its treasures
Shadow of a shade?
And the glory of its treasures
Shadow of a shade?
Shadow of a shade?

Schoolgirls we, eighteen and under,
From scholastic trammels free,
And we wonder — how we wonder! —
We wonder — how we wonder! —
What on earth the world can be!
What on earth the world can be!
Track Name: The Parting Glass
Of all the money that ere I had, I spent it in good company.
And of all the harm that ere I've done, alas was done to none but me.
And all I've done for want of wit, to memory now I cannot recall.
So fill me to the parting glass. Goodnight and joy be with you all.

Of all the comrades that ere I had, they're sorry for my going away,
And of all the sweethearts that ere I had , they wish me one more day to stay,
But since it falls unto my lot that I should rise while you should not,
I will gently rise and I'll softly call, "Goodnight and joy be with you all!"

Oh, if I had money enough to spend and leisure time to sit awhile
There is a fair maid in this town that sorely has my heart beguiled
Her rosey cheeks and ruby lips, she alone has my heart in thrall.
So fill me to the parting glass. Goodnight and joy be with you all.
Track Name: Sh-Boom (Life could be a dream)
Hey nonny ding dong, alang alang alang
Boom ba-doh, ba-doo ba-doodle-ay

Oh, life could be a dream (sh-boom)
If I could take you up in paradise up above (sh-boom)
If you would tell me I'm the only one that you love
Life could be a dream sweetheart
(Hello hello again, sh-boom and hopin' we'll meet again)

Oh, life could be a dream (sh-boom)
If only all my precious plans would come true (sh-boom)
If you would let me spend my whole life lovin' you
Life could be a dream sweetheart

Now every time I look at you
Something is on my mind (dat-dat-dat-dat-dat-duh)
If you do what I want you to
Baby, we'd be so fine

Oh, life could be a dream (sh-boom)
If I could take you up in paradise up above (sh-boom)
If you would tell me I'm the only one that you love
Life could be a dream sweetheart

Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da, sh-boom

Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da, sh-boom

Every time I look at you
Somethin' is on my mind
If you do what I want you to
Baby, we'd be so fine

Life could be a dream
If I could take you up in paradise up above
If you would tell me I'm the only one that you love
Life could be a dream sweetheart

(Hello hello again, sh-boom and hopin' we'll meet again) boom sh-boom
Hey nonny ding dong, alang alang alang (sh-boom)
Ba-doh, ba-doo ba-doodle-ay
Life could be a dream
Life could be a dream, sweetheart

Life could be a dream
If only all my precious plans would come true
If you would let me spend my whole life loving you
Life could be a dream sweetheart

(dee-oody-ooh, sh-boom, sh-boom)
(dee-oody-ooh, sh-boom, sh-boom)
(dee-oody-ooh, sh-boom, sh-boom)
Sweetheart
Track Name: Tsmidao Gmerto
Tsmindao ghmerto, tsmindao dzliero
Tsmindao ukuda o shegvitsqalen chven
Track Name: The Criminal Cried as he Dropped him Down
The criminal cried, as he dropped him down,
In a state of wild alarm -
With a frightful, frantic, fearful frown,
I bared my big right arm.
I seized him by his little pig-tail,
And on his knees fell he,
As he squirmed and struggled,
And gurgled and guggled,
I drew my snickersnee,
My snickersnee!

Oh, never shall I
Forget the cry,
Or the shriek that shrieked he,
As I gnashed my teeth,
When from its sheath
I drew my snickersnee!

Chorus:
We know him well,
He cannot tell
Untrue or groundless tales —
He always tries
To utter lies,
And every time he fails.

Pitti-Sing:
He shivered 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 seemed to brace his nerve;
For he nodded his head and kissed his hand,
And he whistled an air, did he,
As the sabre true
Cut cleanly through
His cervical vertebrae,
His vertebrae!

When a man's afraid,
A beautiful maid
Is a cheering sight to see;
And it's oh, I'm glad
That moment sad
Was soothed by sight of me!

Chorus:
Her terrible tale
You can't assail,
With truth it quite agrees:
Her taste exact
For faultless fact
Amounts to a disease.

Pooh-Bah:
Now though you'd have said that head was dead
(For its owner dead was he),
It stood on its 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 it 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 trunkless, yet
It couldn't forget
The deference due to me!

Chorus:
This haughty youth,
He speaks the truth
(p)Whenever he finds it pays:
And in this case
It all took place
Exactly as he says!
Exactly, exactly, exactly,
Exactly as he says!
Track Name: Shope Shope
- Oy shope, shope, dyavol si shope!
- Oy shope, shope, umen si shope!

Ot dole idat shopi ergenye,
oy shope, shope, shopi ergenye.
Na glavi nosat ovchi kalpatsi,
oy shope, shope, ovchi kalpatsi.

Oy shope, shope. Oy shope, shope.
Hey ...

U ratse darjat beli krivatsi,
oy shope, shope, beli krivatsi.
Nozete im u svinski opintsi,
oy shope, shope, svinski opintsi.


Oy shope, shope. Oy shope, shope.
Hey ...
Track Name: Thou Knowest Lord, the Secrets of our Hearts
Thou knowest Lord the secrets of our hearts
Shut not thy merciful ears unto our prayers
But spare us Lord
Spare us Lord most holy
O God most mighty
Thou holy and most merciful saviour
Thou most worthy judge eternal
Suffer us not at our last hour
For any pains of death to fall from thee, Amen.
Track Name: So please you Sir, we much regret...
(Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo & Pitti-Sing:)
So please you, Sir, we much regret
If we have failed in etiquette
Towards a man of rank so high —
We shall know better by and by.

(Yum-Yum:)
But youth, of course, must have its fling,
So pardon us,
So pardon us,

(Pitti-Sing:)
And don't, in girlhood's happy spring,
Be hard on us,
Be hard on us,
If we're inclined to dance and sing,
Tra la la la la la.

(Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo & Pitti-Sing:) [dancing]
But youth, of course, must have its fling,
So pardon us,
And don't, in girlhood's happy spring,
Be hard on us

(Chorus:)
Tra la la la la la,
Tra la la la la la,
Tra la la la la la,
Tra la la la la la,
But youth, of course, must have its fling,
So pardon us,

(Chorus & three maids:)
Tra la la la la la la,
La la!
Tra la la la la la la,
La la!
Tra la la la la la la,
La la!
Tra la la la la,
La la la la
La la la la la la la la la la la la,la, la,
La!

(Pooh-Bah:)
I think you ought to recollect
You cannot show too much respect
Towards the highly titled few;
But nobody does, and why should you?
That youth at us should have its fling,
Is hard on us,
Is hard on us;
To our prerogative we cling —
So pardon us,
So pardon us,
If we decline to dance and sing.
Tra la la la la la la
Tra la la la la la la
Tra la la la la la la
Tra la la la la la la
[Dancing]

(Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo & Pitti-Sing:) [dancing]
But youth, of course, must have its fling,
So pardon us,
And don't, in girlhood's happy spring,
Be hard on us,

(Chorus:]
But youth, of course, must have its fling,
So pardon us,

(All:)
Tra la la la la la la,
La la!
Tra la la la la la la,
La la!
Tra la la la la la la,
La la!
Tra la la la la,
La la la la
La la la la la la la la la la la la,la, la,
La!
Track Name: Swing Down
Swing low, swing low, swing low sweet chariot.....
Coming, Coming, Coming, Coming to carry me home.
Well... well, well, well, well...
Look over yonder. What I see?
Seems like a chariot coming, after me...

Why don't you swing down sweet chariot
Stop and let me ride
Swing down chariot
Stop and let me ride
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
Well I've got a home on the other side

Why don't you swing down sweet chariot
Stop and let me ride
Swing down chariot
Stop and let me ride
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
Well I've got a home on the other side

Well, well, well, well, well, well

Ezekial went down in the middle of a field
He saw an angel workin' on a chariot wheel
Wasn't so particular 'bout the chariot wheel
Just wanted to see how a chariot feel

Why don't you swing down sweet chariot
Stop and let me ride
Swing down chariot
Stop and let me ride
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
Well I've got a home on the other side

Well, well, well Ezekial went down and he got on board
Chariot went a bumpin' on down the road
Zeke wasn't so particular 'bout the bumpin' of the road
Just wanted to lay down his heavy load

Why don't you swing down sweet chariot
Stop and let me ride
Swing down chariot
Stop and let me ride
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
Well I've got a home on the other side

Well I got a father in the promised land
Ain't no more stoppin' till I shake his hand
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
I've got a home on the other side

Why don't you swing down sweet chariot
Stop and let me ride
Swing down chariot
Stop and let me ride
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
Well I've got a home on the other side
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Track Name: Locus Iste
Locus iste, a Deo factus est,
inaestimabile sacramentum, irreprehensibilis est.
Locus iste, a Deo factus est.
Track Name: With aspect stern and gloomy stride (Finale Act I)
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-Bah: To ask you what you mean to do we punctually appear.

Ko-Ko: Congratulate me gentlemen: I've found a volunteer!

All: The Japanese equivalent for hear, hear, hear!

Ko-Ko:(Presenting him.) 'Tis Nanki-Poo.

All: Hail Nanki-Poo!

Ko-Ko: I think he'll do?

All: Yes, yes, he'll do!

Ko-Ko:
He yields his life if I'll Yum-Yum surrender,
Now I adore that girl with passion tender,
And would not yield her with a ready will,
Or her allot,
If I did not
Adore myself with passion tenderer still,
With passion tenderer still.

[Enter Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo & Pitti-Sing]

All:
Ah, yes!
He loves himself with passion tenderer still.

Ko-Ko:(To Nanki-Poo) Take her. She's yours!

[Exit Ko-Ko]

Nanki-Poo: The threatened cloud has passed away,

Yum-Yum: And brightly shines the dawning day;

Nanki-Poo: What though the night may come too soon,

Yum-Yum: There's yet a month of afternoon!

Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo, Pitti-Sing, Nanki-Poo, Pooh-Bah & Pish-Tush:
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.

Chorus:
With joyous shout, with joyous shout and ringing cheer,
Inaugurate, inaugurate their brief career!
With Joyous shout and ringing cheer,
Inaugurate their brief career!
With Joyous shout and ringing cheer,
Inaugurate their brief career!

Pitti-Sing: A day, a week, a month, a year —

Yum-Yum: Or far or near, or far or near,

Pooh-Bah: Life's eventide comes much too soon,

Pitti-Sing: You'll live at least a honeymoon!

Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo, Pitti-Sing, Nanki-Poo, Pooh-Bah & Pish-Tush:
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.

Chorus:
With joyous shout, with joyous shout and ringing cheer,
Inaugurate, inaugurate their brief career!
With Joyous shout and ringing cheer,
Inaugurate their brief career!
With Joyous shout and ringing cheer,
Inaugurate their brief career!
Laughing song, merry dance,
With laughing song and merry dance!

Pooh-Bah:
As in a month you've got to die,
If Ko-Ko tells us true,
'Twere empty compliment to cry,
"Long life to Nanki-Poo!"
But as one month you have to live as fellow citizen,
This toast with three times three we'll give:
"Long life,
Long life to you —
Long life to you —
Long life to you — till then!"

[Exit Pooh-Bah]

Chorus:
May all good fortune, all good fortune prosper you,
May you have health, may you have health and riches too,
May all good fortune prosper you,
May you have health and riches too,
May you succeed in all you do!
Long life, long life to you — till then!
(Dance)

[Enter Katisha melodramatically]

Katisha: Your revels cease! Assist me, all of you!

Chorus: Why, who is this whose evil eyes
Rain blight on our festivities?

Katisha: I claim my perjured lover, Nanki-Poo!
Oh, fool! to shun delights that never cloy!

Chorus: Go, leave thy deadly work undone!

Katisha: Come back, oh, shallow fool! come back to joy!

Chorus: Away, away! ill-favoured one!

Nanki-Poo: (Aside to Yum-Yum) Ah! 'Tis Katisha!
The maid of whom I told you.
(About to go)

Katisha: (Detaining him) No! You shall not go,
These arms shall thus enfold you!

Katisha: (Addressing Nanki-Poo)
Oh fool, that fleest
My hallowed joys!
Oh blind, that seest
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: (Addressing Yum-Yum)
Pink cheek, that rulest
Where wisdom serves!
Bright eye, that foolest
Heroic nerves!
Rose lip, that scornest
Lore-laden years!
Smooth tongue, that warnest
Who rightly hears!
Thy doom is nigh.
Pink cheek, bright eye!
Thy knell is rung,
Rose lip, smooth tongue!
Thy doom is nigh,
Thy knell is rung,
Pink cheek, bright eye!
Rose lip, smooth tongue!
Thy doom is nigh,
Thy knell, thy knell is rung!

Chorus:
If true her tale, thy knell is rung,
Pink cheek, bright eye, rose lip, smooth tongue!
Katisha: Chorus:
Thy doom is nigh, If true her tale, thy knell is rung,
Thy knell is rung, If true her tale, thy knell is rung,
Thy knell, thy knell is rung! Thy knell is rung!
Pitti-Sing:
Away, nor prosecute your quest —
From our intention, well expressed,
You cannot turn us!
The state of your connubial views
Towards the person you accuse
Does not concern us!

Pitti-Sing: For he's going to marry Yum-Yum —

All: Yum-Yum!

Pitti-Sing: Your anger pray bury,
For all will be merry,
I think you had better succumb —

All: Cumb-cumb!

Pitti-Sing: And join our expressions of glee.
On this subject I pray you be dumb —

All: Dumb-dumb!

Pitti-Sing: You'll find there are many
Who'll wed for a penny
The word for your guidance is "Mum" —

All: Mum-mum!

Pitti-Sing: There's lots of good fish in the sea!

All:
On this subject I 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 cherished
All lifeless lies,
And all has perished,
All has perished,
Save love, which never dies!

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-Poo: (Aside) Now comes the blow!

Katisha: Prepare yourselves for news surprising!

Nanki-Poo: (Aside) How foil my foe?

Katisha: No minstrel he, despite bravado!

Yum-Yum: (Aside, struck by an idea) Ha! ha! I know!

Katisha: He is the son of your —

(Nanki-Poo, Yum-Yum and Chorus, interrupting, sing japanese words to drown her voice.)

All: O ni! bikkuri shakkuri to!

Katisha: In vain you interrupt with this tornado!
He is the only son of your —

All: O ni! bikkuri shakkuri to!

Katisha: I'll spoil —

All: O ni! bikkuri shakkuri to!

Katisha: Your gay gambado!
He is the son —

All: O ni! bikkuri shakkuri to!

Katisha: Of your —

All: O ni! bikkuri shakkuri to!

Katisha: The son of your —

All: O ni! bikkuri shakkuri to! oya! oya!

Katisha:
Ye torrents roar,
Ye tempests howl!
Your wrath outpour,
With angry growl!
Do ye your worst, my vengeance call
Shall rise triumphant over all!

All:
We'll hear no more,
Ill-omened 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 everywhere around.

Yum-Yum: We do not heed their dismal sound,

Yum-Yum & Nanki-Poo: For joy reigns everywhere around.
Yum-Yum: Nanki-Poo:
The echoes of our festival The echoes of our festival
Shall rise triumphant over all! Shall rise triumphant over all!
Shall rise triumphant, Shall rise triumphant over all!
Triumphant over all! Triumphant over all!
Shall rise triumphant over all! Shall rise triumphant over all!

Chorus:
We'll hear no more, ill-omened owl.
To joy we soar, despite your scowl!

To joy we soar,
To joy we soar, despite your scowl!
Katisha: Chorus:
My wrongs with vengeance shall be crowned!
We do not heed their dismal sound,
For joy reigns everywhere around!
We do not heed their dismal sound,
For joy reigns everywhere around!
My wrongs with vengeance shall be crowned! We do not heed their dismal sound,
My wrongs with vengeance shall be crowned! For joy reigns everywhere around!