Track Title: Mikado: A Wand'ring Minstrel, I Album Title: Opera for People Who Hate Opera, disc c Prime Artist: Gilbert & Sullivan Orchestra: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus Lyrics: A wandering minstrel I-- A thing of shreds and patches, Of ballads, songs and snatches, And dreamy lullaby! My catalogue is long, Through every passion ranging, And to your humours changing I tune my supple song! Are you in sentimental mood? I'll sigh with you, Oh, sorrow, sorrow! On maiden's coldness do you brood? I'll do so, too-- Oh, sorrow, sorrow! I'll charm your willing ears With songs of lovers' fears, While sympathetic tears My cheeks bedew-- Oh, sorrow, sorrow! But if patriotic sentiment is wanted, I've patriotic ballads cut and dried; For where'er our country's banner may be planted, All other local banners are defied! Our warriors, in serried ranks assembled, Never quail--or they conceal it if they do-- And I shouldn't be surprised if nations trembled Before the mighty troops of Titipu! CHORUS. We shouldn't be surprised, etc. NANK. And if you call for a song of the sea, We'll heave the capstan round, With a yeo heave ho, for the wind is free, Her anchor's a-trip and her helm's a-lee, Hurrah for the homeward bound! CHORUS. Yeo-ho--heave ho-- Hurrah for the homeward bound! To lay aloft in a howling breeze May tickle a landsman's taste, But the happiest hour a sailor sees Is when he's down At an inland town, With his Nancy on his knees, yeo ho! And his arm around her waist! CHORUS. Then man the capstan--off we go, As the fiddler swings us round, With a yeo heave ho, And a rum below, Hurrah for the homeward bound! A wandering minstrel I, etc.