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chico Lyr/Chords Add: HMS Pinafore Act I Finale (4) Lyr Add: HMS Pinafore Act I Finale Lyr & Chords 18 Feb 06

sixteenth notes acending scale: (g a b c d e f g a b C)

C         /G   F/C          C   
Shall we submit? Are we but slaves?
C            G/B    D7      G
Love comes alike to high and low--
    Am       Em      F       C/E
Britannia's sailors rule the waves,
    F                  C/G    G7 C
And shall they stoop to insult? No!

C                     F       C
You must submit, you are but slaves;
       G (D7 G D7 G)
A lady she! Oho! Oho!
C                F       C
You lowly toilers of the waves,      (Fast pulse chords)
               Em         A    Em (E F# C# Ab Am E G) then (b c d e f g a b) (Repeat 'Shall we submit', c c c)
She spurns you all -- I told you so!

    Fm          C7                Fm
My friends, my leave of life I'm taking,
For oh, my heart, my heart is breaking;
          Eb                Ab
When I am gone, oh, prithee tell
    (Bbm7|G       Fm      C7       Fm
The maid that, as I died, I loved her well! (Repeat)
    F7                  Bbm/F
Be warned, my messmates all
    Fm      C7    Fm
Who love in rank above you--
    F7    Bm    C    (< c b c eb e g c e g)
For Josephine I fall!

Ah! stay your hand -- I love you!
Ah! stay your hand -- she loves you!
C                (C)
Loves me? Loves you!
(C    F    F# C    D7 C7    /C (tacet)
Yes, yes -- ah, yes, she loves you!

    F      (a ~ g#) F
Oh joy, oh rapture unforeseen,
For now the sky is all serene;
    C7                F
The god of day -- the orb of love--
Has hung his ensign high above,
    C/G    G7    C
The sky is all ablaze.
      C7               F/C
With wooing words and loving song,
       C7                F    C7
We'll chase the lagging hours along,
    F (~ maj7)
And if I/we find the maiden coy,
F#    G (~ maj7)
We'll murmur forth decorous joy
    F Bb   C7    F
In dreamy roundelays!

Intro trios:
|: (e g c, e g b, e g a, e g g; e e d c# d, g d d c b c) :|

       C          G/C
Let's give three cheers for the sailor's bride
      C    G
Who casts all thought of rank aside--
Who gives up home and fortune too
    C    G7      C
For the honest love of a sailor true!

Am Dm G/B E9b E7
Am E G/D D7 G
D G D7 G

[Repeat verse, end with intro trios once more]

For a British tar is a soaring soul
    F                   C
As free as a mountain bird!

His energetic fist should be ready to resist
   G7/B C      G
A dictatorial word!

His eyes should flash with an inborn fire,
His brow with scorn be wrung;
    Am               D         G/B D7      Em
He never should bow down to a domineering frown,
A7      G/D      D7       G
Or the tang of a tyrant tongue.

    Am/G                      G
His nose should pant and his lip should curl,
His cheeks should flame and his brow should furl,
    G          D7/A          G/B
His bosom should heave and his heart should glow,
         C            D7          G                  [8th notes: g b g b, a c a c, bb c# b c, d f G]
And his fist be ever ready for a knock-down blow.

His foot should stamp and his throat should growl,
    Dm/C                      G7/C
His hair should twirl and his face should scowl,
    C          G7/D          C/E
His eyes should flash and his breast protrude,
      F                G7       C                (C/E F G7 C)
And this should be his customary attitude -- (pose).

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