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No. 8: Quartet (Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo, Pitti-Sing, Pooh-Bah & Chorus)
"So please you, Sir, we much regret"

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Kenneth Sandford with Peggy-Ann Jones, Gillian Humphreys & Jennifer Toye, 1960s
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Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo & Pitti-Sing.
So please you, Sir, we much regret
If we have failed in etiquette
Towards a man of rank so high —
We shall know better by and by.

Yum-Yum.
But youth, of course, must have its fling,
So pardon us,
So pardon us,

Pitti-Sing.
And don't, in girlhood's happy spring,
Be hard on us,
Be hard on us,
If we're inclined to dance and sing,
Tra la la la la la.

Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo & Pitti-Sing. (dancing) Chorus.
But youth, of course, must have its fling,
So pardon us,
And don't, in girlhood's happy spring,
Be hard on us,
Tra la la la la la, etc.
  But youth, of course, must have its fling,
So pardon us,
Tra la la la la la, etc. Tra la la la la la, etc.

Pooh-Bah.
I think you ought to recollect
You cannot show too much respect
Towards the highly titled few;
But nobody does, and why should you?
That youth at us should have its fling,
Is hard on us,
Is hard on us;
To our prerogative we cling —
So pardon us,
So pardon us,
If we decline to dance and sing.
Tra la la, etc. (Dancing.)
1966 Film of "The Mikado"
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Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo & Pitti-Sing. (dancing) Pooh-Bah. Chorus.
But youth, of course, must have its fling,
So pardon us,
And don't, in girlhood's happy spring,
Be hard on us,
Tra la la la la la, etc.  
    But youth, of course, must have its fling,
So pardon us,
Tra la la la la la, etc. Tra la la la la la, etc. Tra la la la la la, etc.

Exeunt all but Yum-Yum.

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