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No. 8: Glee (Pitti-Sing,Katisha, Ko-Ko, Pooh-Bah & Mikado)
"See how the Fates their gifts allot"

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Mikado.
See how the Fates their gifts allot,
For A is happy — B is not.
Yet B is worthy, I dare say,
Of more prosperity than A!
Ko-Ko, Pooh-Bah & Pitti-Sing.
Is B more worthy?
Katisha.
I should say
He's worth a great deal more than A.
All.
Yet A is happy!
Oh, so happy!
Laughing, Ha! ha!
Chaffing, Ha! ha!
Nectar quaffing, Ha! ha! ha!
Ever joyous, ever gay,
Happy, undeserving A!
Ever joyous, ever gay,
Happy, undeserving A!
 
1966 Film of "The Mikado"
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Ko-Ko, Pooh-Bah & Pitti-Sing.
If I were Fortune — which I'm not —
B should enjoy A's happy lot,
And A should die in miserie —
That is, assuming I am B.
Mikado & Katisha.
But should A perish?
Ko-Ko, Pooh-Bah & Pitti-Sing.
That should he
(Of course, assuming I am B).
All.
B should be happy!
Oh, so happy!
Laughing, Ha! ha!
Chaffing, Ha! ha!
Nectar quaffing, Ha! ha! ha!
But condemned to die is he,
Wretched meritorious B!
But condemned to die is he,
Wretched meritorious B!

Exeunt Mikado and Katisha.

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