POLICEMAN'S SONG From the Gilbert & Sullivan opera "Pirates of Penzance" (1879) (*) (William Schwenk Gilbert / Sir Arthur Sullivan) Danny Kaye WHEN A FELON'S NOT ENGAGED IN HIS EMPLOYMENT (his employment) OR MATURING HIS FELONIOUS LITTLE PLANS (little plans) HIS CAPACITY FOR INNOCENT ENJOYMENT (-cent enjoyment) IS JUST AS GREAT AS ANY HONEST MAN'S (honest mans) OUR FEELINGS WE WITH DIFFICULTY SMOTHER (-culty smother) WHEN CONSTABULARY DUTY'S TO BE DONE (to be done) AH, TAKE ONE CONSIDERATION WITH ANOTHER (with another) A POLICEMAN'S LOT IS NOT A HAPPY ONE AHHH WHEN CONSTABULARY DUTY'S TO BE DONE, TO BE DONE, A POLICEMAN'S LOT IS NOT A HAPPY ONE. WHEN THE ENTERPRISING BURGLARS NOT A'BURGLING (not a'burgling) WHEN THE CUT THROAT ISN'T OCCUPIED IN CRIME (-pied in crime) HE LOVES TO HEAR THE LITTLE BROOK A'GURGLING (brook a'gurgling) AND LISTEN TO THE MERRY VILLAGE CHIME (village chime) WHEN THE COSTER'S FINISHED JUMPING ON HIS MOTHER (on his mother) HE LOVES TO LIE A'BASKING IN THE SUN (in the sun) AH, TAKE ONE CONSIDERATION WITH ANOTHER (with another) A POLICEMAN'S LOT IS NOT A HAPPY ONE AHHH WHEN CONSTABULARY DUTY'S TO BE DONE, TO BE DONE, A POLICEMAN'S LOT IS NOT A HAPPY ONE (happy one). (Contributed by Philip Graves) (*) (Additional info by Cordelia Croth - January 2005)