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No. 13 - Cavalier's Song - Princess and Chorus

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Princess: I've a name that's known at Court,
In both rumor and report,
As a man who has a touchy disposition;
Chorus:   -position!
Princess: I admit I'm rather savage
And my enemies I ravage,
Revenge I seek with greatest expedition;
Chorus:   -pedition!
Princess: O'er all the British nation
I have made a reputation
As a cavalier who's fond of a duello;
Chorus:   duello!
Princess: With the slightest cause for action,
I demand full satisfaction,
In fact I am a dangerous sort of fellow,
Chorus: Such fellow! such fellow!
A dangerous sort of man.
Princess: Oh! with my cloak and sword and plumed hat,
They all may see I'm an aristocrat;
I am always flirting, all girls deserting,
Knowing neither care nor fear,
I'm full of swagger, fire and reckless dash;
I'm ever fond of all adventure rash,
A desperado, full of bravado,
I am a typical cavalier;
Chorus: Oh! with his cloak and sword and plumed hat,
They all may see he's an aristocrat;
He is always flirting, all girls deserting,
Knowing neither care nor fear,
He's full of swagger, fire and reckless dash;
He's ever fond of all adventure rash,
A desperado, full of bravado,
He is a typical cavalier.
   
Princess: To a demoiselle or Dame,
Who for beauty has a name,
I lay siege and she is certain to surrender;
Chorus:   surrender!
Princess: ] I have yet to see the coldness
That will never yield to Boldness,
The proudest has for me a smile that's tender;
Chorus:   that's tender!
Princess: So morning, noon and night, I'm able
To sit genteely at the table,
To call for wine when comrades all are mellow;
Chorus:   are mellow!
Princess: At cards, I love a battle,
I adore the dice's rattle,
In fact I am a devil of a fellow.
Chorus: A devil! A devil! A devil of a man.
Princess: Oh! with my cloak and sword and plumed hat,
They all may see I'm an aristocrat;
I am always flirting, all girls deserting,
Knowing neither care nor fear,
I'm full of swagger, fire and reckless dash;
I'm ever fond of all adventure rash,
A desperado, full of bravado,
I am a typical cavalier;
Chorus: Oh! with his cloak and sword and plumed hat,
They all may see he's an aristocrat;
He is always flirting, all girls deserting,
Knowing neither care nor fear,
He's full of swagger, fire and reckless dash;
He's ever fond of all adventure rash,
A desperado, full of bravado,
He is a typical cavalier.

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