When They Shake

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Chorus
When they shake
Yes! When they shake
Oh when they shake hands on the deal
The border will
It will be settled
Yes when they shake hands on the deal
Ashburton:
Now see hear chap, we are reasonable men
So hear what I put forth
That a border on the St. John River
Is clearly too far north
In our last war we bequeathed land
And we grant you what you took
But a permanent border should be confirmed
Along the Aroostook
Webster:
The Aroostook?
Are you for real?
Did that just come out of your mouth?
That cuts too deep into our homeland
And is clearly too far south
Now what I propose, and I hope you agree
Is to split-the-difference
We’ll take half and give you half
Of the Aroostook Wilderness

Chorus:
When they shake
Yes! When they shake
Oh when they shake hands on the deal
The border will
It will be settled
Yes when they shake hands on the deal

Ashburton:
Ah! Webster old boy!
This certainly lightens the load
And gives us the land we need
To build our Halifax road

Webster:
Excellent!
Truly pulchritudinous!
I knew you’d take the hint
Now Ashburton, sign here good man
And ignore all that fine print!

Chorus:
When they shake
Yes! When they shake
Oh when they shake hands on the deal
The border will
It will be settled
Yes when they shake hands on the deal
Ashburton:
Put her there, old man!
Webster: It’s a deal!
<<cheers>>
<<No war!!>>
<<Hooray!!>>
Miriam:
Where is Pasqual?
Pasqual?!
Where is he?
Cn. Lmbrjk 1:
In here, Mademoiselle Eaton...

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from The Aroostook War: A Musical, released July 6, 2015

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