The Mikado/Act I/Part X

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Pooh-Bah
I am so proud,
If I allowed
My family pride
To be my guide,
I'd volunteer
To quit this sphere
Instead of you
In a minute or two,
But family pride
Must be denied,
And set aside,
And mortified,
And mortified.

Koko
My brain it teems
With endless schemes
Both good and new
For Titipu,
For Titipu;
But if I flit,
The benefit
That I'd diffuse
The town would lose!
Now every man
To aid his clan
Should plot and plan
As best he can.

Pish-Tush
I heard one day
A gentleman say
That criminals who
Are cut in two
Can hardly feel
The fatal steel,
And so are slain
Are slain without much pain.
If this is true,
It's jolly for you;
Your courage screw
To bid us adieu.

Second time together

Koko
And so,
Although
I'm ready to go,
Yet recollect
'Twere disrespect
Did I neglect
To thus effect
This aim direct,
So I object —

Pooh-Bah
And so,
Although
I wish to go,
And greatly pine
To brightly shine,
And take the line
Of a hero fine,
With grief condign
I must decline.

Pish-Tush
And go
And show
Both friend and foe
How much you dare.
I'm quite aware
It's your affair.
Yet I declare
I'd take your share,
But I don't much care.

Together
Pooh-Bah // Koko // Pish-Tush
I must decline // So I object // I'd take your share but I don't much care

Together
To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
A dull, dark dock, a life-long lock,
A short, sharp shock, a big black block!
To sit in solemn silence in a pestilential prison,
And awaiting the sensation
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!