I Have a Song to Sing, O! An Introduction to The Songs Of Gilbert and Sullivan, 1994 first edition.


Music by Gilbert and Sullivan. Selected and edited by John Langstaff. Piano arrangements by Brian Holmes. Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. First edition, 1994. Margaret K McElderry Books, New York. Maxwell Macmillan, Canada. Maxwell Macmillan International.

H.M.S. Pinafore

Monarch of the Sea

"I am the monarch of the sea,
The ruler of the Queen's Navee,
Whose praise Great Britain loudly chants,
And we are his sisters and cousins and his aunts,
His sisters and cousins and his aunts!"

I'm Called Little Buttercup

"I'm called little Buttercup, dear little Buttercup,
Thought I could never tell why,
But still I'm called Buttercup, poor little Buttercup,
Sweet little Buttercup.
I've snuff and tobaccy and excellent jacky,
I've scissors and watches and knives...:

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"Sixteen songs from eight of Gilbert and Sullivan's splendidly absurd operettas - H.M.S. Pinafore, The Yeomen of the Guard, the Mikado, Ruddigore, The Gondoliers, Princess Ida, The Pirates of Penzance, and Patience - are celebrated here.

Emma Chichester Clark, an award-winning English artist, has interpreted each song in bright, comic paintings and vigorous black and white pictures that catch to perfection the vitality, the humor, and the melodrama of these much-loved operettas. Brian Holmes has prepared delightful piano arrangements and suggested guitar chords as well."

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Condition*: Very Good/Near Fine. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear. Green embossed cover boards: Lightly bumped corners; faint, very small dampstain on the front, top right corner. One small dot each on back fly leaf and paste down, else pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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