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The Marquis de Mincepie
Words by F. C. Burnand.
From The Miller and His Man.
Published by Cramer & Co., 1874.



Sullivan contributed the music for the two songs The Marquis de Mincepie and Care is all Fiddle-de dee to F. C. Burnand's drawing room extravaganza The Miller and His Man, originally published in The Illustrated London News Christmas Number for 1873. These two songs were published separately by Cramer the following year.


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MARQUIS:

The Marquis de Mincepie am I,
From the land of cold plum pudding,
Where the weather's cold and dry,
And we've lots of coats and hooding,
Where drinks are hot and strong,
In ancient silver flagons,
And we dance to the sound of the gong,
And our pets are all snapdragons,
Snapdragons, snapdragons.
And so, if you put the question,
And inquire who am I?
From the state of Indigestion
Comes the Marquis de Mincepie.

CHORUS:

And so, if we put the question,
He will tell us, standing by,
From the state of Indigestion
Comes the Marquis de Mincepie.
The Marquis de Mincepie,
The Marquis de Mincepie,
The Marquis de Mincepie.

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