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No. 17: DUET (Captain & Deadeye)

"Kind Captain, I've important information"

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Dick.
Kind Captain, I've important information,
Sing hey, the kind commander that you are,
About a certain intimate relation,
Sing hey, the merry maiden and the tar.

Captain. Dick.
The merry, merry maiden, The merry,
The merry, merry maiden, merry maiden, The merry,
Sing hey, the merry
maiden and the tar.
merry maiden,
The maiden and the tar.

Captain.
Good fellow, in conundrums you are speaking,
Sing hey, the mystic sailor that you are,
The answer to them vainly I am seeking;
Sing hey, the merry maiden and the tar.

Captain. Dick.
The merry, merry maiden, The merry,
The merry, merry maiden, merry maiden, The merry,
Sing hey, the merry
maiden and the tar.
merry maiden,
The maiden and the tar.
Darrell Fancourt as Dick Deadeye & Leo Sheffield as Captain Corcoran, 1926

Leslie Rands as Captain Corcoran and Darrell Fancourt as Dick Deadeye,
c. 1934
Dick.
Kind Captain, your young lady is a-sighing,
Sing hey, the simple captain that you are,
This very night with Rackstraw to be flying;
Sing hey, the merry maiden and the tar.

Captain. Dick.
The merry, merry maiden, The merry,
The merry, merry maiden, merry maiden, The merry,
Sing hey, the merry
maiden and the tar.
merry maiden,
The maiden and the tar.

Captain.
Good fellow, you have given timely warning,
Sing hey, the thoughtful sailor that you are,
I'll talk to Master Rackstraw in the morning,
Sing hey, the cat-o'-nine-tails and the tar.
(Producing a "cat".)

Captain. Dick.
The merry cat-o'-nine-tails, The merry
The merry cat-o'-nine-tails, cat-o'-nine-tails, The merry cat,
The merry cat-o'-nine-tails
and the tar.
The merry cat-o'-nine-tails
and the tar.

Captain. Dick Deadeye — I thank you for your warning — I will at once take means to arrest their flight. This boat cloak will afford me ample disguise — So! (Envelops himself in a mysterious cloak, holding it before his face.)

Dick. Ha, ha! They are foiled — foiled — foiled!

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