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Major-General's Song English Hard

by Gilbert And Sullivan

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I am the very model of a modern Major-General
I've information vegetable, animal, and mineral
I know the kings of England
And I the fights historical
Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical
I'm very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical
I equations, the simple and quadratical
About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot o' news
(Hmm, lot of news.... Got it!)
With many cheerful facts
About the square of the hypotenuse
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I'm good at integral and differential calculus
I know the names of beings animalculous
In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral
I am the very model of a modern Major-General
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I know our history
King Arthur's and Sir Caradoc's
I answer hard acrostics, I've a pretty for paradox
I quote in elegiacs all the crimes of Heliogabalus
In I can floor peculiarities parabolous
I can tell undoubted
from Gerard Dows and Zoffanies
I know the croaking chorus
The of Aristophanes
Then I can hum a fugue
Of which I've heard the music's din afore
(Ooh, din afore, din afore... Got it!)
And whistle all the airs
From that nonsense Pinafore
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Then I can a washing bill in Babylonic cuneiform
And tell you of Caractacus's uniform
In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral
I am the model of a modern Major-General
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In fact
When I know what is meant by "mamelon" and "ravelin"
When I can tell at a Mauser from a javelin
When such affairs as sorties
And surprises I'm more at
And when I precisely
What is by "commissariat"
When I have learnt
What has been made in modern gunnery
When I more of tactics than a novice in a nunnery
In short, when I've a smattering of elemental strategy
(Oh, that's a hard one, strategy... Got it!)
You'll say a better Major-General has never sat a-gee
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For my knowledge
Though I'm plucky and adventury
Has only been down
To the beginning of the century
But still, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral
I am the model of a modern Major-General
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(One more time?!)
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In fact
When I know is by "mamelon" and "ravelin"
When I can at sight a rifle from a javelin
When such affairs as sorties
And surprises I'm more at
And when I know precisely
What is meant by "commissariat"
When I have learnt
What progress has been in modern gunnery
When I know more of tactics than a novice in a nunnery
In short, when I've a of strategy
You'll say a better Major-General has never rode a horse!
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For my military knowledge
Though I'm plucky and adventury
Has only been brought down
To the of the century
But still, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral
I am the very model of a modern Major-General!
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