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No. 7 - Scene and Duet - Rob Roy and Janet

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Janet: There he is, and nae one wi' him,
Rob, my Highland laddie true;
I'll pretend I do not see him;
spy and see what he may do.
I will play the spy upon him;
He does not see me!
He does not see me!
Rob Roy: Ah! she is here!
Janet, my dear!
Janet: Jeanie, now stir the bannock up,
Rob Roy: She's at work, I see;
Janet: Ye have work enow today;
Rob Roy: Would it were for me!
Janet: Jeanie, now stir the bannock up,
Stir the bannock up.
Those ye serve be like may starve if long ye delay.
Nay, ye can be no lady bright,
For lads have mickle appetite,
And ye must work from morn until night.
Rob! 'Tis you! Why, what a start you gave me lad,
I fancied you far away!
Rob Roy: Do not say me nay,
Just one kiss, I pray;
Gladly I will work for you.
Janet: Why, you shall stir...
Rob Roy: What! I must stir!
Janet: ...this bannock up,
Rob Roy: that bannock up?
Janet: To work straightway;
Rob Roy: First show me how, dear, the way,
Janet: Rob, my lad, you must stir the bannock up;
Rob Roy: Stir the bannock up!
Janet: Help me do my work today;
Rob Roy: I'll stir the bannock,
For your sweet sake I'll make the cake,
I will even stir the bannock up from morn till night.
Janet: Robbie, now stir the bannock up,
Rob Roy: Stir the bannock up,
Janet: Robbie, now stir the bannock up, stir for me!
It is all for me.
Rob Roy: 'Tis all for her!
Janet: While you are working there.
Rob Roy: (aside) This makes me swear!
Janet: I will do my share;
Make a posy of my flow'rs so fair,
Rob Roy: But 'tis for her!
Janet: All for you,
Rob Roy: What say these flow'rs to you?
Pray tell me...
Janet: I'l tell you what they say.
Then "Marry for love," say the heart's-ease and roses;
Rob Roy: Roses!
Janet: There is only one blossom this counsel opposes;
Rob Roy: Posies!
Janet: One says, "Marry gold! marry gold!"
One says, "Marry gold! marry gold!"
"Love betrayeth ever,"
Whispers this flow'r to me; Then...
Rob Roy: "Marry for love, for love", say the heart's-ease and roses to thee,
Whisp'ring to thee, only one flow'r this counsel opposes;
Nay, what can it be opposes;
One says, "Marry gold! marry gold!"
One tells you: "Marry gold! marry gold!"
Love, do not believe it,
Janet: ...love is mine!
Rob Roy: Love is true,
Janet: "Thou art true,"
Rob Roy: Ever true is my heart unto thee, love;
Ay, thou alone hast my heart,
Both: For ever!

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