La Musique de Disney - Un Héritage en Chansons

L’Opéra (3'47)

Musique d’Arthur Sullivan
Paroles de William S. Gilbert
Extraits des opéras-comiques
The Pirates of Penzance (1880) et Princess Ida (1884)
Interprétée par Jess Harnell (Modern Major General) avec Elin Carlson, Randy Crenshaw, Jon Joyce, Norman Large, Rick Logan, Bobbi Page et Tammy Tappan (chœurs des pirates et des jeunes filles)

Come, friends who plough the sea
Trust to navigation…

With cat-like tread, upon our prey we steal
In silence dread, our cautious way we feel
No sound at all, we never speak a word

Poor wandering ones
… can help you find true peace of mind…

Scaling rough and rugged passes
Climb the hearty little lasses
Till the bright sea shore they gain

I am the very model of a modern major general
I’ve information vegetable, animal… historical
From Marathon to Waterloo in order categorical
I’m very well acquainted, too with matters mathematical
I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical
About binominal theorem I am teeming with a lot of news
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse


… when I know precisely what is meant by commissariat
When I know more of tactics than a novice in a nunnery…