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Dear friends, take pity on my lot

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Opera title:

The Sorcerer


Arthur Sullivan




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Constance / Notary / Aline / Alexis


Mezzo-Soprano or Soprano / Bass / Soprano / Tenor



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Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 2 - 18. Dear friends, take pity on my lot

Singer: Donald Adams

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Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 2 - 18. Dear friends, take pity on my lot · Muriel Harding · Yvonne Dean · Neville Griffith · Donald Adams · The D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus · New Symphony Orchestra · Isidore Godfrey

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Sorcerer; Utopia Limited

℗ ℗ 1953 Decca Music Group Limited

Released on: 1953-01-01

Producer: John Culshaw
Composer: Arthur Seymour Sullivan
Author: William Schwenck Gilbert

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Dear friends, take pity on my lot,
My cup is not of nectar!
I long have loved--as who would not?--
Our kind and reverend rector.
Long years ago my love began
So sweetly--yet so sadly--
But when I saw this plain old man,
Away my old affection ran--
I found I loved him madly.

(To Notary) You very, very plain old man,
I love, I love you madly!
CHORUS. You very, very plain old man,
She loves, she loves you madly!
NOTARY. I am a very deaf old man,
And hear you very badly!

CONST. I know not why I love him so;
It is enchantment, surely!
He's dry and snuffy, deaf and slow
Ill-tempered, weak and poorly!
He's ugly, and absurdly dressed,
And sixty-seven nearly,
He's everything that I detest,
But if the truth must be confessed,
I love him very dearly!

(To Notary) You're everything that I detest,
But still I love you dearly!

CHORUS. You've everything that girls detest,
But still she loves you dearly!

NOTARY. I caught that line, but for the rest,
I did not hear it clearly!

(During this verse Aline and Alexis have entered at back

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