I am called Little Buttercup

Opera details:

Opera title:

H.M.S. Pinafore

Composer:

Arthur Sullivan

Language:

English

Synopsis:

H.M.S. Pinafore Synopsis

Libretto:

H.M.S. Pinafore Libretto

Translation(s):

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Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Mrs. Cripps

Voice(s):

Contralto

Act:

1

Previous scene: When I was a lad
Next scene: Sorry her lot

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Hail, men-o'-war's men -- safeguards of your nation
Here is an end, at last, of all privation;
You've got your pay -- spare all you can afford
To welcome Little Buttercup on board.

For I'm called Little Buttercup -- dear Little Buttercup,
Though I could never tell why,
But still I'm called Buttercup -- poor little Buttercup,
Sweet Little Buttercup I!

I've snuff and tobaccy, and excellent jacky,
I've scissors, and watches, and knives;
I've ribbons and laces to set off the faces
Of pretty young sweethearts and wives.

I've treacle and toffee, I've tea and I've coffee,
Soft tommy and succulent chops;
I've chickens and conies, and pretty polonies,
And excellent peppermint drops.

Then buy of your Buttercup -- dear Little Buttercup;
Sailors should never be shy;
So, buy of your Buttercup -- poor Little Buttercup;
Come, of your Buttercup buy!

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Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

Gilbert & Sullivan for Singers: Mezzo-Soprano