The sun, whose rays are all ablaze, Yum-yum's aria from The Mikado
The sun, whose rays are all ablaze with ever-living glory,
does not deny his majesty--he scorns to tell a story!
He don't exclaim, "I blush for shame, so kindly be indulgent";
but fierce and bold, in fiery gold, he glories all effulgent.
I mean to rule the earth, as he the sky--
We really know our worth, the sun and I!
Observe his flame, that placid dame, the moon's celestial highness;
There's not a trace upon her face of diffidence or shyness:
She borrows light, that, through the night, mankind may all acclaim her!
And, truth to tell, she lights up well; So I, for one, don't blame her.
Ah, pray make no mistake, we are not shy;
We're very wide awake, the moon and I!