Sullivan, Arthur : When a Felon's Not Engaged (A Policeman's Lot) from The Pirates of Penzance



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Artist:
Sullivan, Arthur (biography)
Born:
1842 , Lambeth, London
Died:
1900 , London
The Artist:
The musical half of the popular light opera team. Gilbert and Sullivan between them wrote such popular pieces as The Mikado, HMS Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance
Composed:1879
Info: LYRICS:
When a felon's not engaged in his employment
Or maturing his felonious little plans
His capacity for innocent enjoyment
Is just as great as any honest man's
Our feelings we with difficulty smother
When constabulary duty is to be done
Taking one consideration with another
A policeman's lot is not a happy one
When constabulary duties to be done, to be done
A policeman's lot is not a happy one
When the enterprising burglar's not a-burgling
When the cutthroat isn't occupied in crime
He loves to hear the little brook a-gurgling
And listen to the merry village chime
When the coster's finished jumping on his mother
He loves to lie a-basking in the sun
Taking one consideration with another
A policeman's lot is not a happy one
When constabulary duty's to be done, to be done
A policeman's lot is not a happy one.
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Style: Classical (View more Classical Music)
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