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No. 16 - Song - Elsie - "The Secret"

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Elsie: I don't believe in gossip,
I'm not a prying elf,
When ever you say "Entre nous"
I keep it to myself;
But have you heard the latest
About that friend of mine?
Well, seems to me it's time that she
Knew where to draw the line.
I'd like to tell you more,
But it's a secret.
I'd like to tell you, for I can't keep still.
Like to tell you what I heard,
And if you'll promise
To never breathe a word, perhaps I will.
I'd like to tell you more,
But it's a secret.
I'd like to tell you, for I can't keep still.
Like to tell you what I heard,
And if you'll promise
To never breathe a word, perhaps I will.
   
  Of course, you've seen the diamonds
A certain person wears,
Well, all those were some gifts to her,
From "Auntie" she declares.
As auntie has no money
I don't see how she can,
But if she brings those rings and things,
Why, "auntie" is a man.
I'd like to tell you more,
But it's a secret.
I'd like to tell you, for I saw the bill.
Like to tell you what I read,
And if you'll promise
That not a word is said, perhaps I will.
I'd like to tell you more,
But it's a secret.
I'd like to tell you, for I saw the bill.
Like to tell you what I read,
And if you'll promise
That not a word is said, perhaps I will.
   
 
Now I don't think it's proper
To take things from a man
Unless you are engaged to him,
And then I s'pose you can.
But goodness! This young person
Is not engaged, I'll bet.
And yet you'll find that she's inclined
To take all she can get.
I'd like to tell you more,
But it's a secret.
I'd like to tell you, for (a voice:) "Ah, go on tell!"
Well, the bill that I saw read "To Fredrick Morgan."
(a voice:) "Why, that's her uncle Fred!"
Oh, is it? Well!
I'd like to tell you more,
But it's a secret.
I'd like to tell you, for (a voice:) "Ah, go on tell!"
Well, the bill that I saw read "To Fredrick Morgan."
(a voice:) "Why, that's her uncle Fred!"
Oh, is it? Well!

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