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No. 12 - Song - Fantana and Geisha

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Fantana: To make a strong impression
On ev'ry man you meet,
Your introduct'ry session
Must be a thing discreet.
To start with, you size up the plan
Of man you want to take,
Then try your arts for breaking hearts,
And shoot the darts that break.
Girls: She can do little who can't do this,
But it is ruined if done amiss.
I think that in fact this
Requires some practice,
But she can do little who can't do this!
   
Fantana: Now when at last you get him,
Be sure, all else above,
That you will never let him
Imagine you're in love.
Just let the foolish boy suppose
Your mind in still in doubt,
But then, take care; perhaps he knows
Some prettier girls about.
Girls: She can do little who can't do this,
But it is ruined if done amiss.
When all others fail him,
Then you can nail him,
And she can do little who can't do this.
   
Fantana: Now beauty's purely mental,
Provided you can bluff.
To paint is not essential
If you powder deep enough.
It's easy to be dark or fair
With something in a cup,
And then you never dye your hair,
You "merely touch it up!"
Girls: She can do little who can't do this,
But it is ruined if done amiss.
If it turns out shady,
Then you're no lady,
And she can do little who can't do this.

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