The Mikado/Brightly dawns our wedding day

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Yum-Yum: Brightly dawns our wedding day;
 
All:
Joyous hour, we give thee greeting!
Whither, whither art thou fleeting?
Fickle moment, prithee stay!
Fickle moment, prithee stay!

Pish-Tush: What though mortal joys be hollow?

Pitti-Sing: Pleasures come, if sorrows follow!


Yum-Yum:
Though the tocsin sound,
ere long,
                         
Though the tocsin sound,
ere long
Though the tocsin sound,
ere long.
Ding dong!
Ding dong!

Nanki-Poo:
Though the tocsin sound,
ere long,
ere long,
Though the tocsin,
sound, ere long,
sound, ere long.

Ding dong!
Ding dong!

Pitti-Sing & Pish-Tush:
Though the tocsin sound,
ere long,
Ding
dong! Ding dong!
Ding
dong! Ding dong!

Ding dong!
Ding dong!


All:
Yet until the shadows fall
Over one and over all,

Yum-Yum: Sing a merry madrigal,

All:
Sing a merry madrigal,
Sing a merry madrigal,
Fa la la la la, etc.
(Ending in tears)

Yum-Yum: Let us dry the ready tear,

All:
Though the hours are surely creeping
Little need for woeful weeping,
Till the sad sundown is near,
Till the sad sundown is near.

Pish-Tush: All must sip the cup of sorrow —

Pitti-Sing: I to-day and thou to-morrow.


Yum-Yum:
This the close of
every song,

This the close of
every song
This the close of
every song,
Ding dong!
Ding dong!

Nanki-Poo:
This the close of
every,
every song,
This the close of
every song,
this the close.

Ding dong!
Ding dong!

Pitti-Sing & Pish-Tush:
This the close of
every song,
Ding
dong! Ding dong!
Ding
dong! Ding dong!

Ding dong!
Ding dong!



All:
What, though solemn shadows fall,
Sooner, later, over all?

Yum-Yum: Sing a merry madrigal,

All:
Sing a merry madrigal,
Sing a merry madrigal,
Fa la la la la, etc.
(Ending in tears)

[Exeunt Pitti-Sing & Pish-Tush]