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No. 10 - Duet - Omee-Omi and Spangle

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Omee: Tell me if you can
The rule by which a man
Selects his worse or better half.
Spangle: Truly it would seem
To be a lott'ry scheme,
The prizes often make me laugh.
The woman slim, and thin, and tall,
Will love a human butter ball.
Omee: While one who's round and plump and fat
Adores someone as tall as that.
Spangle: The author of a learned book
Is sometimes wedded to his cook.
Omee: The girl who's frivolous and gay
Picks out a meek Y. M. C. A.
Spangle: The statesman with ambition high
Will chose a social butterfly.
Omee: The Charley kind of Mama's pet
Pursues the elderly soubrette.
Spangle: You've seen the beauty linked by fate
To freckled Fred whose eyes don't mate.
Omee: The broker worships as his queen
The blonde who plays a Smith machine.
Both: Cupid leaves all rules behind,
Funny married folks we find,
Love, ah Love! You must be blind.
   
Spangle: The howling swell will court a peach,
All paint and powder, pads and bleach.
Omee: And dainty Dottie, small and neat,
Love awkward John, all hands and feet.
Spangle: The man who sixty years has seen
Gets mashed on something just sixteen.
Omee: The stylish maid, divinely fair,
A fiddling freak with lots of hair.
Spangle: A well-bred heiress will elope
With one who uses scented soap.
Omee: While grey-haired widows oft amaze
By taking tender boys to raise.
Spangle: The pious deacon gets roped in
By Gertie Gay, who wants his tin.
Omee: The kind that wholesale men adore
Don't know that two and two make four.
Both: Cupid leaves all rules behind,
Funny married folks we find,
Love, ah Love! You must be blind.

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