Yes, yes, the Major-General comes! The Major-General comes, so quickly hide! [CHORUS OF PIRATES]
Yes, yes, the Major-General comes! [CHORUS OF PIRATES]
He thought he heard a noise
Ha ha! not a word; I see a light inside! [MAJOR-GENERAL]
(entering in dressing-gown, carrying a light)
Yes, yes, the Major-General comes! [MAJOR-GENERAL]
No, all is still
In dale, on hill;
My mind is set at ease
So still the scene,
It must have been
The sighing of the breeze! The man who finds his conscience ache,
No peace at all enjoys;
And as I lay in bed awake,
I thought I heard a noise! Tormented with the anguish dread
Of falsehood unatoned,
I lay upon my sleepless bed,
And tossed and turned and groaned! [FREDERIC]
Hush, hush!