John Whitworth: Love You Madly

Love You Madly

(Air: ‘Rapture! Rapture’ from ‘The Yeomen of the Guard’
by Gilbert and Sullivan)

Love you madly, love you crazily,
Love you eagerly, love you lazily,
Love you everly, leave you neverly,
Daft or cleverly, daffy-down-daisily.
Love you everly, leave you neverly,
Daft or cleverly, daffy-down-daisily.

Pippety-poppety, down to Scarborough,
Market Rasen, Market Harborough,
See the Acropolis, then Minneapolis,
Indianapolis, Santa Barbara.
See the Acropolis, then Minneapolis,
Indianapolis, Santa Barbara.

Care’s a rough, resorts to thuggery,
Care’s a tough, employs skulduggery,
Care’s subliminal, care’s buliminal,
Care’s a criminal blown to buggery.
Care’s subliminal, care’s buliminal,
Care’s a criminal blown to buggery.

Pippety-poppety, down to Scarborough,
Market Rasen, Market Harborough,
See the Acropolis, then Minneapolis,
Indianapolis, Santa Barbara.
See the Acropolis, then Minneapolis,
Indianapolis, Santa Barbara.

Love is sweet and indestructible.
You’re complete and ineluctable,
Toast and honey and fine and funny and
On the money and tax-deductable.
Toast and honey and fine and funny and
On the money and tax-deductable.

Pippety-poppety, down to Scarborough,
Market Rasen, Market Harborough,
See the Acropolis,then Minneapolis,
Indianapolis, Santa Barbara.
See the Acropolis, then Minneapolis,
Indianapolis, Santa Barbara.

I can say, without mendacity,
Love waylaid me with audacity.
Cupid’s dart in a vital part, in a
Hungry heart, in a grim mordacity.
Cupid’s dart in a vital part, in a
Hungry heart, in a grim mordacity.

Pippety-poppety, down to Scarborough,
Market Rasen, Market Harborough,
See the Acropolis,then Minneapolis,
Indianapolis, Santa Barbara.
See the Acropolis,then Minneapolis,
Indianapolis, Santa Barbara.