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John cheers oratorio (7)


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'oratorio' is the definition.

'john cheers' is the wordplay.
'john' becomes 'can' (both can informally mean toilet).
'cheers' becomes 'tata' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).

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(Other definitions for cantata that I've seen before include "Vocal-orchestral piece" , "Vocal work with orchestra" , "Musical setting of a text, with arias, recitatives etc" , "Work for accompanied voice" , "One of 200+ by Bach" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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