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Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 2 - 18. Dear friends, take pity on my lot · Ann Hood · Valerie Masterson · David Palmer · Stanley Riley · The D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus · Royal Philharmonic Orchestra · Isidore Godfrey
Gilbert & Sullivan Collection
℗ 1966 Decca Music Group Limited
Released on: 2011-01-01
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