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No. 9: Duet (Nanki-Poo & Ko-Ko)
"The flowers that bloom in the spring"

MIDI File [16KB, 1' 40"] Sequenced by Colin Johnson


Nanki-Poo.

The flowers that bloom in the spring,
Tra la,
Breathe promise of merry sunshine —
As we merrily dance and we sing,
Tra la,
We welcome the hope that they bring,
Tra la,
Of a summer of roses and wine,
Of a summer of roses and wine.
And that's what we mean when we say that a thing
Is welcome as flowers that bloom in the spring.
Tra la la la la,
Tra la la la la,
The flowers that bloom in the spring.

Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Nanki-Poo & Pooh-Bah.
Tra la la la la,
Tra la la la la,
Tra la la la la la!

Neville Griffiths as Nanki-Poo, c. 1950
Nanki-Poo

George Grossmith as Ko-Ko, 1885
Ko-Ko
 
Ko-Ko.

The flowers that bloom in the spring,
Tra la,
Have nothing to do with the case.
I've got to take under my wing,
Tra la,
A most unattractive old thing,
Tra la,
With a caricature of a face,
With a caricature of a face.
And that's what I mean when I say, or I sing,
"Oh, bother the flowers that bloom in the spring."
Tra la la la la,
Tra la la la la,
"Oh, bother the flowers of spring."

Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Nanki-Poo & Pooh-Bah.
Tra la la la la,
Tra la la la la,
Tra la la la la la!

Dance and exeunt Nanki-Poo, Yum-Yum, Pooh-Bah, Pitti-Sing, and Ko-Ko.

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