Track Title:               Mikado:  Beauty in the Bellow
Album Title:               Opera for People Who Hate Opera, disc c
Prime Artist:              Gilbert & Sullivan

Orchestra:                 Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus

Lyrics:
KAT.     There is beauty in the bellow of the blast,
          There is grandeur in the growling of the gale,
               There is eloquent outpouring
               When the lion is a-roaring,
          And the tiger is a-lashing of his tail!
KO.            Yes, I like to see a tiger
               From the Congo or the Niger,
          And especially when lashing of his tail!
KAT.     Volcanoes have a splendor that is grim,
          And earthquakes only terrify the dolts,
               But to him who's scientific
               There's nothing that's terrific
          In the falling of a flight of thunderbolts!
KO.            Yes, in spite of all my meekness,
               If I have a little weakness,
          It's a passion for a flight of thunderbolts!

BOTH.          If that is so,
                    Sing derry down derry!
                    It's evident, very,
                         Our tastes are one.
               Away we'll go,
                    And merrily marry,
                    Nor tardily tarry
                         Till day is done!

KO.       There is beauty in extreme old age--
               Do you fancy you are elderly enough?
                    Information I'm requesting
                    On a subject interesting:
               Is a maiden all the better when she's tough?
KAT.                Throughout this wide dominion
                    It's the general opinion
               That she'll last a good deal longer when she's
                    tough.

KO.      Are you old enough to marry, do you think?
          Won't you wait till you are eighty in the shade?
               There's a fascination frantic
               In a ruin that's romantic;
          Do you think you are sufficiently decayed?
KAT.           To the matter that you mention
               I have given some attention,
          And I think I am sufficiently decayed.

BOTH.     If that is so,
               Sing derry down derry!
               It's evident, very,
                    Our tastes are one!
          Away we'll go,
               And merrily marry,
               Nor tardily tarry
                    Till day is done!


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