Groucho Marx sings duet with daughter Melinda: “The Mikado”

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Groucho Marx and his daughter Melinda Marx sings “There Is Beauty In The Belly Of The Beast” from Gilbert & Sullivan musical “The Mikado”.

[KATISHA]
There is beauty in the bellow of the blast
There is grandeur in the growling of the gale
There is eloquent outpouring
When the lion is a-roaring
And the tiger is a-lashing of his tail!

[KO-KO]
Yes, I like to see a tiger
From the Congo or the Niger
And especially when lashing of his tail!

[KATISHA]
Volcanoes have a splendour that is grim
And earthquakes only terrify the dolts
But to him who’s scientific
There’s nothing that’s terrific
In the falling of a flight of thunderbolts!

[KO-KO]
Yes, in spite of all my meekness
If I have a little weakness
It’s a passion for a flight of thunderbolts!

[BOTH]
If that is so
Sing derry down derry!
It’s evident, very
Our tastes are one
Away we’ll go
And merrily marry
Nor tardily tarry
‘Til day is done!

[KO-KO]
There is beauty in extreme old age
Do you fancy you are elderly enough?
Information I’m requesting
On a subject interesting:
Is a maiden all the better when she’s tough?

[KATISHA]
Throughout this wide dominion
It’s the general opinion
That she’ll last a good deal longer when she’s tough

[KO-KO]
Are you old enough to marry, do you think?
Won’t you wait till you are eighty in the shade?
There’s a fascination frantic
In a ruin that’s romantic;
Do you think you are sufficiently decayed?

[KATISHA]
To the matter that you mention
I have given some attention
And I think I am sufficiently decayed

[BOTH]
If that is so
Sing derry down derry!
It’s evident, very
Our tastes are one
Away we’ll go
And merrily marry
Nor tardily tarry
‘Til day is done!

If that is so
Sing derry down derry!
It’s evident, very
Our tastes are one
Away we’ll go
And merrily marry
Nor tardily tarry
‘Til day is done!

Sing derry down derry!
We’ll merrily marry
Nor tardily tarry
‘Til day is done!

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