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chico Lyr Add: Songs from HMS Pinafore (25) RE: Lyr Add: Songs from HMS Pinafore 18 Sep 05


(INTRO: A E7, A E7, A E7 A E7 A)
My gallant crew, good morning.
A         E7
Sir, good morning!
I hope you're all quite well.
E7             A
Quite well; and you, sir
                   Bm          E7
I am in reasonable health, and happy
To meet you all once more.
                     (D E7) (A (alt with high f#, E7 alt with high c#)
You do us proud, sir!

   A      E7             A
I am the Captain of the Pinafore;
         A         E7      A
And a right good captain, too!
         D          A
You're very, very good,
    C          A
And be it understood,
       E    B7          E
I command a right good crew,
       B7          E
We're very, very good,
    B7          E
And be it understood,
             B7          E
He commands a right good crew.
         D          Bm          C#             C#7
Though related to a peer, I can hand, reef, and steer,
    F#m   D#   E (7)
And ship a selvagee;
      A             B7          E         F#7
I am never known to quail at the fury of a gale,
          E          B7       E
And I'm never, never sick at sea!
       B7         E          B7                   E7
What, never? No, never! What, never. . . ? Hardly ever!
    (tacet)      F#      E7
He's hardly ever sick at sea!
Then give three cheers, and one cheer more,
         E7                   A
For the hardy Captain of the Pinafore!

I do my best to satisfy you all--
And with you we're quite content.
You're exceedingly polite,
And I think it only right
To return the compliment.
We're exceedingly polite,
And he thinks it's only right
To return the compliment.
Bad language or abuse,
I never, never use,
Whatever the emergency;
Though Bother it I may
Occasionally say,
I never use a big, big D--
What, never? No, never! What, never? Hardly ever!
Hardly ever swears a big, big D--
Then give three cheers, and one cheer more,
For the well-bred Captain of the Pinafore!

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