Duet from the Pinafore







REUTER'S YOUNG MAN

Kind public, I've important information,
Sing hey, the trusting public that you are!
About a certain intimate relation,
Between our liberal Viceroy and a tar.
Our much too liberal Viceroy and a tar.

PUBLIC

Good fellow, in conundrums you are speaking,
Sing hey, the mystic Reuter that you are!
The answer to them vainly we are seeking,
Sing hey, our truthful Viceroy and the tar.
Our very truthful Viceroy and the tar!

REUTER'S YOUNG MAN

Kind public, that sly Viceroy's been a trying,
Sing hey, the guileless public that you are!
A garbled tale by Reuter to send flying,
Sing hey, the truthful Viceroy and the tar!
Our very truthful Viceroy and the tar!

PUBLIC

Good Reuter, why not give us timely warning?
Sing hey, the downy Reuter that you are!
We'll talk to that sly Viceroy in the morning,
Sing hey, the scornful papers and the tar!
The angry public feeling and the tar!