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No. 11 - Trio - Pumpernickel, Aufpassen and Stephan
"The Siren of the Ballet"

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Pumpernickel: In the ballet I saw her one rapturous night,
Terpsichore, goddess of dancing;
Her cheeks were so rosy, her eyes were so bright,
I never saw girl so entrancing.
Aufpassen: Her dress was a trifle, but one of her grace
Was far above all earthly scandals;
She looked like a lovely umbrella of lace
With a couple of shapely pink handles.
Pumpernickel: I gazed in ecstacy of bliss,
Aufpassen: While she went sailing round like this.
Trio: Oh, my blooming, blushing fairy,
With your grace and garments airy,
How I wish that I might dare a kiss
Upon that brow untainted;
But the fates were quite contrary,
Then I wished I'd been more wary;
For alas! I found that "ma cherie"
Was not all my fancy dreamed.
   
Pumpernickel: In response to applause from the ushers and me,
She came out in a halo of glory;
She bowed, and her smiles were delightful to see,
When the ushers and I cried "encory".
Aufpassen: Her ankles seemed twinkling all over the place;
Her eyes were a gleaming stiletto;
I'll never forget how coquettish her grace,
As she tripped through a light Allegretto.
Pumpernickel: To strains of music light and sweet,
Aufpassen: She trotted 'round on fairy feet.
Trio: Oh, my blooming, blushing fairy,
With your grace and garments airy,
How I wish that I might dare a kiss
upon that brow untainted;
But the fates were quite contrary,
Then I wished I'd been more wary;
For alas! I found that "ma cherie"
Was not all my fancy dreamed.
   
Stephan: At the end of the dance, just imagine the shock
That was given me by my entrancer;
She threw herself, posing, right into the arms
Of an unprepossessing male dancer.
Aufpassen: With one graceful limb lifted blithely aloft,
She smiled at this barber like dago;
But just as I rose to assassinate him,
In a galop they up and away go.
Stephan: Oh, how I loathed that unkempt one,
Aufpassen: As in the galop 'round they spun.
Trio: Oh, my blooming, blushing fairy,
With your grace and garments airy,
How I wish that I might dare a kiss
Upon that brow untainted;
But the fates were quite contrary,
Then I wished I'd been more wary;
For alas! I found that "ma cherie"
Was not all my fancy dreamed.
   
Pumpernickel: Next night I determine my goddess to meet,
For my mind and my heart she engages,
I purchased a jumbo bouquet down the street,
It cost me an even week's wages.
Aufpassen: I waited that night till a crone old and gray
And a youth from the stage entrance sally;
He addressed her as "Grandma", I fainted away,
'Twas my fairy; my queen of the ballet.
Pumpernickel: She'd seen at lowest sixty Springs,
Aufpassen: And yet she did this sort of things.
Trio: Oh, my antiquated fairy,
How your charms are made to vary;
Steal a kiss from that? Well, "nary!"
If I'd kissed her I'd have fainted;
Oh, the fates were quite contrary,
How I wished I'd been more chary;
For that venerable old fairy
Was not all my fancy dreamed.

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