MISS TRUNCHBULL

Look at these trophies
See how my trophies gleam in the sunlight?
See how they shine?

What do you think it took to become
English Hammer-Throwing Champion 1959?
Do you think in that moment
When my big moment came
That I treated the rules
With casual disdain?
Well? Like hell!
As I stepped up to the circle, did I change my plan?
Hmm? What?
As I chalked up my palms, did I wave my hands?
I did not!
As I started my spin, did I look at the view?
Did I drift off and dream for a minute or two?
Do you think I faltered or amended my rotation?
Do you think I altered my intended еlevation?
As the hammer took off, did I changе my grunt
From the grunt I had practiced for many a month?
Not a jot! Not a dot did I stray from the plot!
Not a detail of my throw was adjusted or forgotten
Not even when the hammer left my hands
And sailed high up, up above the stands
Did I let myself go?
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!

ANNOUNCER, spoken

She's done it! She is the best!

MISS. TRUNCHBULL

If you want to throw the hammer for your country
You have to stay inside the circle all the time
And if you want to make the team
You don't need happiness or self-esteem
You just need to keep your feet inside the line
Sing, children. 2, 3, 4!

CHILDREN

If you want to throw the hammer for your country

MISS TRUNCHBULL

Bambinautm est magitum

CHILDREN and MISS TRUNCHBULL

You have to stay inside the circle all the time

CHILDREN

Circulum magitum magitum

MISS TRUNCHBULL

And if you want to teach success
You don't use sympathy or tenderness

CHILDREN

Tenderness

MISS TRUNCHBULL

You have to force the little squits to toe the line!
Sing, Jenny!

MISS HONEY and CHILDREN

If you want to throw the hammer for your country

CHILDREN

Bambinautm est magitum

MISS HONEY and CHILDREN

You have to stay inside the circle all the time

CHILDREN

Circulum Magitum Magitum!
Circulum est deus! Deus! Gloria!

MISS TRUNCHBULL

Apply just one simple rule
To a hammer-throwing life at school:
Life's a ball, so learn to throw it
Find the bally line and toe it
And always keep your feet inside the line

Now, get out!

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