Ruddigore (2nd Act Finale, orchestral score) (Arthur Sullivan)

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Editor: Larry Byler (submitted 2002-04-06).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 141 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: 2nd Act Finale, orchestral score

General Information

Title: Ruddigore
Composer: Arthur Sullivan

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularOperetta

Language: English
Instruments: Orchestra

First published:

Description:

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Original text and translations

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Rose:
When a man has been a naughty baronet,
And expresses deep repentance and regret,
You should help him, if you're able,
Like the mousie in the fable,
That's the teaching of my Book of Etiquette.
Chorus:
That's the teaching in her book of etiquette
Robin:
Having been a wicked baronet a week
Once again a modest livelihood I seek.
Chorus:
For he's naturally diffident and meek!
Richard:
If you ask me why I do not pipe my eye,
Like an honest British sailor, I reply,
That with Zorah for my missis,
There'll be bread and cheese and kisses,
Which is just the sort of ration I enjye!
Chorus:
Which is just the sort of ration you enjye!
Margaret & Despard:
Prompted by a keen desire to evoke
All the blessed calm of matrimony's yoke,
We shall toddle off tomorrow,
From this scene of sin and sorrow,
For to settle in the town of Basingstoke!
Chorus:
Prompted by a keen desire to evoke
All the blessed calm of matrimony's yoke,
They will toddle off tomorrow,
From this scene of sin and sorrow,
For to settle in the town of Basingstoke!
They will toddle off tomorrow,
From this scene of sin and sorrow,
For to settle, settle, settle, settle, settle,
Settle, in the town of Basingstoke!
All:
For happy the lily,
The lily when kissed by the bee;
But happier than any,
But happier than any
A lover is, when he
Embraces his bride!