Gilbert & Sullivan – Away, Away, My Heart’s On Fire Lyrics

[PIRATE KING, RUTH & FREDERIC]
Away, away! my heart’s on fire

[KING & RUTH]
Away, away! my heart’s on fire;
I burn, this base deception to repay
This very night my vengeance dire
Shall glut itself in gore. Away, away!

[FREDERIC]
Away, away! ere I expire–
I find my duty hard to do to-day!
My heart is filled with anguish dire,
It strikes me to the core. Away, away!

[PIRATE KING]
With falsehood foul
He tricked us of our brides
Let vengeance howl;
The Pirate so decides
Our nature stern
He softened with his lies,
And, in return,
To-night the traitor dies!

[PIRATE KING, RUTH & FREDERIC]
Yes, yes! to-night the traitor dies!
Yes, yes! to-night the traitor dies!

[RUTH]
To-night he dies!

[PIRATE KING]
Yes, or early to-morrow

[FREDERIC]
His girls likewise?

[RUTH]
They will welter in sorrow

[PIRATE KING]
The one soft spot

[RUTH]
In their natures they cherish–

[FREDERIC]
And all who plot

[PIRATE KING]
To abuse it shall perish!

[PIRATE KING, RUTH & FREDERIC]
To-night he dies,
Yes, or early tomorrow
His girls likewise,
They will welter in sorrow
The one soft spot
In their natures they cherish–
And all who plot
To abuse it shall perish!
Away, away, away!
Tonight the traitor dies!
Away, away, tonight!
Tonight, tonight!
Tonight, the traitor dies, tonight
Away!

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