The Rose Show Chairman

THE ROSE SHOW CHAIRMAN

(Still More for the Fans of Gilbert & Sullivan)
By Robert B. Martin Jr.

(To the tune of "A Policeman's Lot" from The Pirates ofPenzance - Being a reflection on the lot of the Rose Show Chairman)

CHMN: When the exhibitor's not engaged in his employment -

ALL: His employment,


CHMN: Or maturing his rosarious little plans -

ALL: Little plans,

CHMN: His capacity for innocent enjoyment -

ALL: 'Cent enjoyment

CHMN: Is just as great as any sober man's -

ALL: Sober man's.

CHMN: My feelings I with difficulty smother -

ALL: 'Culty smother

CHMN: When there's many rose show duties to be done -

ALL: To be done.

CHMN: Ah, take one consideration with another -

ALL: With another,

CHMN: The chairman's lot is not a happy one.


ALL: When there's many rose show duties to be done --

To be done,

The chairman's lot is not a happy one.


CHMN: When the enterprising clerk is not a-clerking -

ALL: Not a-clerking .

CHMN: When placement isn't occupied in time -

ALL: 'Pied in time.

CHMN: They love to hear the little brook a-gurgling -

ALL: Brook a-gurgling -

CHMN: And listen to the merry village chime -

ALL: Village chime.

CHMN: When the judge has finished dumping on his mother -

ALL: On his mother,

CHMN: He loves to lie a-basking in the sun -

ALL: In the sun.

CHMN: Ah, take one consideration with another -

ALL: With another,

CHMN: The chairman's lot is not a happy one.


ALL: When there's many rose show duties to be done --

To be done,

The chairman's lot is not a happy one-

Happy One