To the danger that’s behind,
Ta-ran ta-ra! Ra! Ta-ran ta-ra! [MABEL]
No, I’ll be brave! Ra!, Ta-ran, ta-ran! Ta-ran ta-ra! Oh, family descent,
How great thy charm
Thy sway how excellent! As insensible to fear
As anybody here,
As anybody here. Yet, when the danger’s near,
Ta-ran ta-ra! Ta-ran   ta-ra! Come one and all,   undaunted   men in blue,
A   crisis, now, affairs are coming to! (Enter   CHORUS OF POLICE & SERGEANT, marching in single file)
[SERGEANT, CHORUS OF POLICE]
Ta-ran ta-ra! We manage to appear
Ta-ran ta-ra! And anything but   blind
Ta-ran ta-ra! [SERGEANT & CHORUS OF POLICE]
Ta-ran, ta-ran, ta-ran, ta-ran,
Ta-ran, ta-ran, ta-ran, ta-ran,
Ta-ran, ta-ran, ta-ran, ta-ran,
Ta-ran, ta-ran, ta-ran, ta-ran,
Ta-ran, ta-ran, ta-ran, ta-ran,
Ta-ran, ta-ran, ta-ran, ta-ran,
Ta-ran, ta-ran, ta-ran, ta-ran,
Ra! We   are timidly inclined
Ta-ran   ta-ra!