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No. 10 - Song - Daisy and Soubrettes - "The Litte Soubrette."

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Daisy: A soubrette is a girl with flaxen curl
And a heart that's marked "To let."
She is dashing and gay and she seems to say:
"You're the only one I've met."
She's a trifle fly, she is always dry,
And she'll love you, if you'll let her,
Till fast in the net of the little coquette
Is someone she fancies better.
Ah! the little soubrette is a costly pet,
She never, no, never contracts a debt,
For the debt expands whenever she lands,
And she lands whenever she leads, you bet.
Soubrettes: Ah! the little soubrette is a costly pet,
She never, no, never contracts a debt,
For the debt expands whenever she lands,
And she lands whenever she leads, you bet.
   
Daisy: A soubrette is a maid
who's never afraid,
Tho' often she seems to be shy.
That is part of the play, you can tell right away
By the twinkle that lurks in her eye.
If you ask her to drink, she will tip you a wink,
For she fancies a supper that's wet.
But if you are broke, you'll be sorry you spoke,
For diamonds are trumps, you bet.
Ah! the little soubrette is a costly pet,
She tramples on hearts without regret.
But whenever she kicks, it's a minute to six
By the toes and the hose of the little soubrette.
Soubrettes: Ah! the little soubrette is a costly pet,
She tramples on hearts without regret.
But whenever she kicks, it's a minute to six
By the toes of the little soubrette, you bet.


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