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No. 19 - Septett - Greta, Mina, Marie, Elsa, Otto, Francis & Frederick

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All: Lovely nature, fare thee well,
Azure skies and summer air.
We must dwell in dungeon cell,
In your joys we cannot share.
Doubtless you will miss us sadly,
We would tarry with you gladly
But they say we've acted badly.
So to jail we must repair,
So to jail we must repair.
So accept, Dame Nature, pray,
This our farewell roundelay,
Doubtless you will sadly miss us,
And goodbye you'd like to kiss us;
But alas that cannot be,
Anyway that I can see.
So we'll have to say and sigh
Very formally goodbye,
So we'll have to say and sigh
Very formally, goodbye,
Greta: Goodbye.
Marie: Goodbye.
Mina: Goodbye.
Elsa: Goodbye.
Otto: Goodbye.
Felix: Goodbye.
Frederick: Good...
All: Goodbye.
   
All: Fare you well, oh field and wood,
Vale and hill and dale and dell.
We'd embrace you if we could,
But perhaps it's just as well.
So adieu, ye birds a-singing,
Bees and butterflies a-winging,
Au-revoir, ye daisies springing;
While we're gone you must be good,
While we're gone you must be good.
Nature, in this sweet refrain,
We remark, "Auf wiedersehn."
If too poignant is your yearning,
And you pray for our returning,
If we're bailed out now and then,
We'll be with you once again.
Au revoir then, not adieu.
Nature, here's a kiss for you.
Au revoir then, not adieu.
Nature, here's a kiss for you.
Greta: For you.
Marie: For you.
Mina: For you.
Elsa: For you.
Otto: For you.
Felix: For you.
Frederick: For...
All: For you.

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