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No. 5 - Duet - Jessie and Hawkins

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Jessie: When I was the tiniest kid,
I was taught to do only as bid,
And now I'm perfection,
Chorus: You might pass inspection.
Jessie: Did you think that my charms were hid?
Chorus: We did.
Jessie: Though I'm only a maid, it is true,
Of my make there is only a few,
You'll find them most never,
Chorus: We think we are clever,
Jessie: But I think I am more so don't you?
Chorus: We do.
Jessie: Well, I'm sure that you think what is true.
For a cleverer domestic you will rarely ever see,
And ev'ry part of the servant's art
I know from A to G.
If you'd like to take a lesson serving brochette or a bun,
Just drop in on me at luncheon
And I'll show you how it's done.
Jessie & Chorus:
  For a cleverer domestic you will rarely ever see,
And ev'ry part of the servant's art
I know from A to G.
If you'd like to take a lesson serving brochette or a bun,
Just drop in on me at luncheon
And I'll show you how it's done.
   
Hawkins: When I was the tiniest lad,
I didn't mind as I was bade,
But Pa was abusive,
Chorus: And that was conclusive,
Hawkins: You must have had that sort of dad.
Chorus: We had.
Hawkins: So after a time, I was far
From having a peer or a par,
A valet of standing,
Chorus: For standing commanding,
Hawkins: Oh, you should be proud of your star.
Chorus: We are.
Hawkins: He's fit for the suite of a Czar.
I'm the lily of the valets,
I say "valley" for the joke.
It's "valet" if you've money,
and it's "valley" if you're broke.
If you'd like to have me show you
How a house of mine is run,
Just drop in on me at luncheon
And I'll show you how it's done.
Hawkins & Chorus:
  I'm the lily of the valets,
I say "valley" for the joke.
It's "valet" if you've money,
and it's "valley" if you're broke.
If you'd like to have me show you
How a house of mine is run,
Just drop in on me at luncheon
And I'll show you how it's done.

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