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


Corrected Nightengale


(high g g g d d# a; low g g g c# d g) (G G A, G G B|G/D G)
    C                         F             C (trill a g)
The Nightingale sighed for the moon's bright ray
                               Am       E7    (trill b c#)
And told his tale in his own melodious way!
C7   F       (G7/D C) G
He sang "Ah, well-a-day!"
       Em       G7    C
ALL He sang "Ah, well-a-day!"

The lowly vale for the mountain vainly sighed,
To his humble wail the echoing hills replied.
They sang "Ah, well-a-day!"

ALL They sang "Ah, well-a-day!"

                         C                      (B)
[RECITITIVO] I know the value of a kindly chorus,
      E7                      Am
But choruses yield little consolation
             F         Bb          F   A
When we have pain and sorrow too before us!
      (Dm)      A                   G
I love -- and love, alas, above my station!
                G+                   Em             G7
BUT (aside). He loves -- and loves a lass above his station!
                  B7                B             A
ALL (aside). Yes, yes, the lass is much above his station!

(E D# E B7 B E, B7 E) or, (low e, < e d# c# b bb a g# b a g# e d# f# f f# g# e)
   E                        B7
A maiden fair to see, the pearl of minstrelsy,
F#m             E/B B
A bud of blushing beauty;
7   E          C#7             F#m             G#7
For whom proud nobles sigh, and with each other vie
   C#m    B       F#7 B
To do her menial's duty.

       B                F# B (or: f# highf#, e d# c# c# b)
ALL: To do her menial's duty.

7 A                        E6 E       E5b   E
A suitor, lowly born, with hopeless passion torn,
    B7          E E
And poor beyond denying,
    7                         A   
Has dared for her to pine at whose exalted shrine
   C#m      G#7       C#m
A world of wealth is sighing.
         E       C#m   G#7 C#m B7
ALL. A world of wealth is sighing.

    E                      B   
Unlearned he in aught save that which love has taught
      C#m          F#m   E B
(For love had been his tutor);
7    E/G#       C#7    B7                F#
Oh, pity, pity me--our captain's daughter she,
    E/B    F#   B7 C#m
And I that lowly suitor!
Oh, pity, pity me--our captain's daughter she,
    F#7          B7 E (E D# E B7 B E, B7 E) or, (low e, e d# c# b bb a g b a g# e, d# f# f f# g# e)
And he that lowly suitor!


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