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Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 5. Time was, when love and I were well acquainted · Jeffrey Skitch · 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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Time was when Love and I were well acquainted.
Time was when we walked ever hand in hand.
A saintly youth, with worldly thought untainted,
None better-loved than I in all the land!
Time was, when maidens of the noblest station,
Forsaking even military men,
Would gaze upon me, rapt in adoration--
Ah me, I was a fair young curate then!
Had I a headache? sighed the maids assembled;
Had I a cold? welled forth the silent tear;
Did I look pale? then half a parish trembled;
And when I coughed all thought the end was near!
I had no care--no jealous doubts hung o'er me--
For I was loved beyond all other men.
Fled gilded dukes and belted earls before me--
Ah me, I was a pale young curate them!
(At the conclusion of the ballad, Mrs. Partlet comes forward with