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Act II: I rejoice that itís decided (Alexis and Ensemble) ∑ Fisher Morgan
Sullivan: Sorcerer (The) (D'Oyly Carte) (1953)
? 2005 Naxos
Released on: 2005-02-01
Artist: Ann Drummond-Grant
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Artist: Beryl Dixon
Choir: D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
Artist: Donald Adams
Artist: Fisher Morgan
Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
Artist: Jeffrey Skitch
Artist: Muriel Harding
Artist: Neville Griffiths
Orchestra: New Symphony Orchestra
Artist: Peter Pratt
Composer: W.S. Gilbert
Artist: Yvonne Dean
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ALEXIS, ALINE, SIR MARMADUKE, ZORAH, and DR. DALY
I rejoice that it's decided,
Happy now will be his life,
For my father is provided
With a true and tender wife.
She will tend him, nurse him, mend him,
Air his linen, dry his tears;
Bless the thoughtful fate that send him
Such a wife to soothe his years!
No young giddy thoughtless maiden,
Full of graces, airs, and jeers--
But a sober widow, laden
With the weight of fifty years!
No high-born exacting beauty
Blazing like a jewelled sun--
But a wife who'll do her duty,
As that duty should be done!
I'm no saucy minx and giddy--
Hussies such as them abound--
But a clean and tidy widdy
Well be-known for miles around!
All the village now have mated,
All are happy as can be--
I to live alone am fated:
No one's left to marry me!
She will tend him etc.
(Exeunt Sir Marmaduke, Mrs. Partlet, and Aline, with Alexis. Dr. Daly
looks after them sentimentally, then exits with a sigh.)