Gilbert & Sullivan - Sir Joseph's Barge Is Seen

Sir Joseph's Female Relations (offstage).
Over the bright blue sea
Comes Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.,
Wherever he may go,
Bang-bang the loud nine-pounders go!
Shout o'er the bright blue sea
For Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.
Shout o'er the bright blue sea
For Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.
For Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.

(During this the Crew have entered on tiptoe, listening attentive to the song.)

Sailors.
Sir Joseph's barge is seen,
And its crowd of blushing beauty,
We hope he'll find us clean,
And attentive to our duty.
We sail, we sail the ocean blue,
And our saucy ship's a beauty.
We're sober, sober men and true
And attentive to our duty,
Sober, sober men and true.
We're smart and sober men,
And quite devoid of fear,
In all the Royal N.
None are so smart as we are.

(Enter Sir Joseph's Female Relations. They dance round stage.)

Relations.
Gaily tripping,
Lightly skipping,
Flock the maidens to the shipping.
Gaily tripping,
Lightly skipping,
Flock the maidens to the shipping.

Sailors.
Flags and guns and pennants dipping!
All the ladies love the shipping.

Relations.
Sailors sprightly
Always rightly
Welcome ladies so politely.

Sailors.
Ladies who can smile so brightly,
Sailors welcome most politely, welcome most politely.

Relations.
Sailors sprightly
Always rightly
Welcome ladies so politely.

MEDLEY

Sopranos & Altos.
Gaily tripping, Lightly skipping,
Flock the maidens to the shipping,
Gaily tripping, Lightly skipping,
Flock the maidens to the ship;
Sailors sprightly, Always rightly
Welcome ladies so politely,
So politely.

Tenors.
We're smart and sober men,
And quite devoid of fear,
In all the Royal N.,
None are so smart as we are;
Ladies who can smile so brightly
Sailors welcome most politely,
So politely.

Basses.
Gaily tripping, Lightly skipping,
Flock the maidens to the shipping,
Gaily tripping, Lightly skipping,
Flock the maidens to the ship;
Ladies who can smile so brightly
Sailors welcome most politely,
So politely.

UNISON

All.
Gaily tripping
Lightly skipping
Sailors always welcome
Ladies most politely

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