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No. 11: SOLO (Frederic) & CHORUS

"Stay, we must not lose our senses
Here's a first-rate opportunity "

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Frederic.
Stay, we must not lose our senses;
Men who stick at no offences
Will anon be here!
Piracy their dreadful trade is;
Pray you, get you hence, young ladies,
While the coast is clear!

FREDERIC and MABEL retire.
Girls.
No, we must not lose our senses,
If they stick at no offences
We should not be here!
Piracy their dreadful trade is –
Nice companions for young ladies!
Let us disap – (They shriek.)

The Pirate King (Darrell Fancourt) seizes Edith (Marjorie Eyre)
1939
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During this chorus the Pirates have entered stealthily, and formed in a semicircle behind the Girls. As the Girls move to go off, each Pirate seizes a Girl. KING seizes EDITH and ISABEL, SAMUEL seizes KATE.

Girls.
Too late!
Pirates.
Ha, ha!
Girls.
Too late!
Pirates.
Ho, ho!
Ha, ha, ha, ha!
Ho, ho, ho, ho!

(Pirates pass in front of Girls.)

Here’s a first-rate opportunity
To get married with impunity,
And indulge in the felicity
Of unbounded domesticity.
You shall quickly be parsonified,
Conjugally matrimonified,
By a doctor of divinity,
Who is located in this vicinity.

The Pirates Seize the Major-General's Daughters
1980
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(Girls pass in front of Pirates.)

Girls.
We have missed our opportunity
Of escaping with impunity;
So farewell to the felicity
Of our maiden domesticity!
We shall quickly be parsonified,
Conjugally matrimonified,
By a doctor of divinity,
Who is located in this vicinity.

All.
By a doctor of divinity
Who resides in this vicinity,
By a doctor, a doctor, a doctor,
Of divinity, of divinity.

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