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No. 11 - Duet - Toby and Quiller - "The Farmer and the Scarecrow."

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Chorus: Fal la! la la la la la la...
Toby: There once was a Farmer's buxom wife,
He held her the pride and joy of life,
And she was fair, debonair,
Never a thought or care.
Girls: With never a thought or care.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha...
Toby: The Farmer he was old and grim,
She did not care a straw for him,
She'd a gallant young and gay,
Chorus: With whom she passed the time away, away...
Toby: Farmer he was old and grim,
She did not care a straw for him,
She'd a gallant young and gay,
Chorus: To pass the time away.
Toby: The Farmer kept a scarecrow
To keep the birds away,
But scarecrows will not do, they say,
Chorus: To keep away a gallant gay.
Toby: A scarecrow won't keep gallants gay away.
Chorus: Its Caw! Caw! Scarecrows they say
Won't keep gallants away, so they say.
Quiller: So all merrily went till one fine day
That old farmer homeward came;
'Twas O deary me! What do I see? What do I see?
Here is a fine cavalier kissing my dame!
Tol lol lol lol and a tol lol lol lee.
Zooks! what a sight for a farmer to see.
   
Toby: The gallant escaped at goodly pace,
But could not give up that dame with grace,
But in the field, well concealed,
He took the scarecrow's place.
Girls: Oh, he took the scarecrow's place.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha...
Toby: He wore the scarecrow's tattered dress;
And she would go as you may guess
To the field and work all day
Chorus: To help him keep the crows away, away...
Toby: Wore the scarecrow's tattered dress;
And she would go as you may guess
To the field and work all day
Chorus: To keep the crows away.
Toby: The Farmer went to market
And oft would stay all day;
When he came back, he'd cause to mourn,
Chorus: The crows had eaten all the corn.
Toby: The crows had eaten all the Farmer's corn.
Chorus: Its Caw! Caw! Scarecrows they say
Won't keep gallants away, so they say.
Quiller: So all merrily went until they say
That old farmer came home one day,
And what should he behold but his Wife
with the scarecrow a-running o'er the hillside away!
Tol lol lol lol and a tol lol lol lee.
Zooks! what a sight for a husband to see.
Chorus: Oh, fie! fie! fie!
Ta di rol lol lol lay.

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