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No. 10 - Act II Introduction and Opening Chorus

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Sopranos: Hallo!
Men: Chieftains we, valiant and free,
Rover and ranger, Rob in command,
Sharing all danger, falchion in hand!
Sopranos: Hallo!
Janet: (on rock at back) Hallo! my lads!
Chorus: (off stage) Hallo!
Janet: Tell me what cheer!
What tidings can ye tell?
Is all going well?
Chorus: Ay, all goes well!
Janet: My Rob's safe and all is well!
Chorus: All's well!
Janet: Here, alone, I bide while Rob is away;
Tenors: Hallo, lads!
Janet: Slowly the hours go by, and wearily,
Tenors: Hallo!
Janet: Oh, so wearily, ...
Basses: Hallo!
Janet: ...e'er though cheerily.
Sopranos: Hallo!
Janet: I sing the time away!
Tenors: Hallo!
Janet: It's "co my lammies," I sing away
Upon the hills and heather;
Co my lammies and dinna stray!
Co my lammies, it's best ye bide by Janet's side,
There may betide rough weather;
So it's better ye bide...
Men: Hallo!
Janet: Ever close to my side!
Here, alone, I bide while Rob is away;
Sopranos: Hallo, lads!
Janet: Slowly the hours go by, and wearily,
Oh, so wearily, e'er though cheerily, ...
Men: Hallo!
Janet: ...cheerily,
Men: Hallo!
Janet: Merrily I sing my song.
Chorus: All's well!
Janet: They come!
Sopranos: We come!
Men: We come!
Janet: Come hither!
   
Rob Roy: A chieftain I, laws I defy,
Scorning all danger, claymore in hand:
with Janet: And my/his clan, all to a man,
Rover and ranger, war on the stranger.
Rob Roy: Peril share with me,
Do and dare with me;
Who'll fight fair with me, bold Rob Roy!
Janet & Chorus: Chieftain he, valiant and free;
Rover and ranger, wooing all danger.
Rob Roy: Peril share with me,
Do and dare with me;
Who'll fight fair with me, bold Rob Roy!
Chorus: Rob Roy!
Janet: It's ho, my lasses and lads, come all,
We'll dance upon the heather;
'Tis a merry and gladsome day;
One and all we'll dance together,
Rob Roy: Together,
Janet: Together we'll dance on the heather;
Let's all be gay!
Chorus: Ho, my lasses and lads, come all!
We'll dance upon the heather;
Janet & Rob: Come all!
All: Tis a merry and gladsome day;
Right it is to make holiday;
Ohe! my lads, we'll dance upon the heather;
Let us merrily dance! we'll dance!
Ho, lads! Ho lads! Yo ho! yo ho!

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