Sheet Music: Oh! a Private Buffoon is a Light-Hearted Loon

TitleOh! a Private Buffoon is a Light-Hearted Loon
from The Yeoman of the Guard
ComposerArthur Sullivan (1842–1900)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyB-flat major
Time signature6/8
Tempo112 BPM
Performance time1:15
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-01-30
Last updated2011-01-30
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Sunday 30 January 2011

Tune of the Day: Oh! a Private Buffoon is a Light-Hearted Loon

from “The Yeoman of the Guard”, arranged for Flute and Piano

This song is taken from Act II of Gilbert and Sullivan's 1888 comic opera The Yeoman of the Guard. It is sung by Jack Point, a strolling jester.

Oh! a private buffoon is a light-hearted loon,
If you listen to popular rumour;
From the morn to the night he's so joyous and bright,
And he bubbles with wit and good humour!

Thanks to Sherry for suggesting this piece! By the way, more of Sir Arthur Sullivan's songs are now in preparation!

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