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chico Lyr Add: A Wandering Minstrel (Gilbert/Sullivan) (8) Lyr Add: A Wandering Minstrel 12 Aug 06



(G7 g g# a bb b c)

   C                                 G7
A wandering minstrel I--a thing of shreds and patches,
                                     C    D7    G (7)
Of ballads, songs and snatches, and dreamy lullaby!
My catalogue is long, through every passion ranging,
                                 C      7      F (Fm C)
And to your humours changing I tune my supple song!
             Dm G7 C
I tune my su---pple song!

F            Bb F      C          7         F
Are you in sentimental mood, I'll sigh with you,
Bb +    A7      (Bb+:xx0332)
O-----h, sorrow!
F Ab      F         C7            F      C7   F
On maiden's coldness do you brood, I'll do so, too--
Bb   +       A7 Dm
Oh, sorrow, sorrow!
       Bb                F7                         Bb
I'll charm your willing ears with songs of lovers' fears,
       7            F       Ab?    F
While sympathetic tears, my cheeks bedew!
E    A7       Dm
Oh, sorrow, sorrow!
(F repeated, F7 repeated)
       Bb
But if patriotic sentiment is wanted,
                               Cm
I've patriotic ballads cut and dried;
For where'er our country's banner may be planted,
    F7                         Bb
All other local banners are defied !
    D                               A7
Our warriors, in serried ranks assembled,
       D                               A7
Never quail--or they conceal it if they do--
          Bb                               7
|: And I shouldn't be surprised if nations trembled
   Eb               Bb                  F 7 Bb    (Bb Eb Bb Ebm Bb F7 Bb: bb bb, a a, g g, a g f f, a g f f, eb d; )
Before the mighty troops, the troops of Titipu! :|
(D G)
    G
And if you call for a song of the sea,
       D          7       G
We'll heave the capstan round,   
With a yeo heave ho, for the wind is free,
      D         G    D               G
Her anchor's a-trip and her helm's a-lee,
Em             A7       D    (A7 D, A7 D, G Em D)
Hurrah for the homeward bound!

(With a yeo heave ho, Hurrah for the homeward bound!)

   B             E7                Am                  D 7
To lay aloft in a howling breeze, may tickle a landsman's taste,
          G C          G                        C          G
But the happiest hour a sailor sees Is when he's down at an inland town,
          D                                  G    D   7      G
With his Nancy on his knees, yeo ho! And his arm around her waist!

       B             E7               Am               D 7
(Then man the capstan off we go as the fiddler swings us round
      G    C            G                C         G
With yeo heave-ho and a rum below, hurrah for the homeward bound
       F                  A7
With a yeo heave-ho, and a rum below
    D       (7)                                           G
Yeo-ho, heave-ho, yeo-ho, heave-ho, heave-ho, heave-ho, yeo-ho)

   C                                  G7
A wandering minstrel I--a thing of shreds and patches,
                                     C    7    F (Fm)
Of ballads, songs and snatches, and dreamy lullaby!
      C         G C G    G7 C
And dreamy lulla lullaby, lulaby!


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