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chico Lyr Add: As someday it may happen (G&S) (2) Lyr Add: AS SOMEDAY IT MAY HAPPEN (Gilbert & S...) 29 Oct 06


Politically incorrect warning:

(c e g a g a g c b a (no pause) g a g a g c g e (no pause) c d c d c d e f e, low g, d, low g, c)

    G7
As some day it may happen that a victim must be found,
      C    C    C      (repeat)
I've got a little list--I've got a little list
Of society offenders who might well be underground,
         C      C                  D7             G
And who never would be missed--who never would be missed!

             C                           Dm/F
There's the pestilential nuisances who write for autographs--
      C/G                            D7/A
All people who have flabby hands and irritating laughs--
      G               C                G                C
All children who are up in dates, and floor you with 'em flat--
    E7             Am                   E7                  Am
All persons who in shaking hands, shake hands with you like that--
    C|Bbm                                             
And all third persons who on spoiling tete-a-tetes insist--
       G             G             D7             G
They'd none of 'em be missed--they'd none of 'em be missed!

    7               C/E       G7             C
He's got 'em on the list-- He's got 'em on the list;
             /E 7          F             C       G7      C
And they'll none of 'em be missed--they'll none of 'em be missed.

There's the nigger serenader, and the others of his race,
And the piano-organist--I've got him on the list!
And the people who eat peppermint and puff it in your face,
They never would be missed--they never would be missed!
Then the idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone,
All centuries but this, and every country but his own;
And the lady from the provinces, who dresses like a guy,
And who "doesn't think she waltzes, but would rather like to try";
And that singular anomaly, the lady novelist--
I don't think she'd be missed--I'm sure she'd not he missed!

CHORUS.        He's got her on the list--
        he's got her on the list;
        And I don't think she'll be missed--
        I'm sure she'll not be missed!

And that Nisi Prius nuisance, who just now is rather rife,
The Judicial humorist--I've got him on the list!
All funny fellows, comic men, and clowns of private life--
They'd none of 'em be missed--they'd none of 'em be missed.
And apologetic statesmen of a compromising kind,
Such as--What d'ye call him--Thing'em-bob, and likewise--Never-mind,
And 'St--'st--'st--and What's-his-name, and also You-know-who--
The task of filling up the blanks I'd rather leave to you.
But it really doesn't matter whom you put upon the list,
For they'd none of 'em be missed--
they'd none of 'em be missed!

You may put 'em on the list--you may put 'em on the list;
And they'll none of 'em be missed--they'll none of 'em be missed!

(All same speed: (C) high g f# f e d c b d lowg b c)

[Ko-Ko's aria from The Mikado]


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