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No. 5: Entrance of Mikado & Katisha
"Miya sama, miya sama"

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March. — Enter procession, heralding Mikado, with Katisha.

("March of the Mikado's troops.")

Chorus.

Miya sama, miya sama,
On n'm-ma no maye ni
Pira-Pira suru no wa
Nan gia na
Toko tonyare tonyare na?

Miya sama, miya sama,
On n'm-ma no maye ni
Pira-Pira suru no wa
Nan gia na
Toko tonyare tonyare na?


Mikado.
From every kind of man
Obedience I expect;
I'm the Emperor of Japan —
Katisha.
And I'm his daughter-in-law elect!
He'll marry his son
(He's only got one)
To his daughter-in-law elect!
Mikado.
My morals have been declared
Particularly correct;
Katisha.
But they're nothing at all, compared
With those of his daughter-in-law elect!
Bow — Bow —
To his daughter-in-law elect!
Chorus.
Bow — Bow —
To his daughter-in-law elect.
Richard Temple, the original Mikado, 1885
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Peter Goffin's Act 2 Set with Darrell Fancourt as
The Mikado & Ann Drummond-Grant as Katisha,
c. 1950
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Mikado.
In a fatherly kind of way
I govern each tribe and sect,
All cheerfully own my sway —
Katisha.
Except his daughter-in-law elect!
As tough as a bone,
With a will of her own,
Is his daughter-in-law elect!
Mikado.
My nature is love and light —
My freedom from all defect —
Katisha.
Is insignificant quite,
Compared with his daughter-in-law elect!
Bow — Bow —
To his daughter-in-law elect!
Chorus.
Bow — Bow —
To his daughter-in-law elect.

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