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No. 8 - Duet - Helena, Page and Chorus - "Royalty."

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Helena: Oh Royalty, you know such blisses,
Visions fair of royal charms;
Oh, royal lips a-flame with kisses,
Oh, to be held in royal arms!
Goodbye to Royalty,
A dream it's been to me;
No dream can ever be
Like sweet reality.
Royalty,
Girls: What a bluff it is,
Helena: Royalty,
Girls: Their work is rough, it is,
Helena & Girls: Wrong, all wrong,
Girls: All wrong, it can't last long,
Enough's enough it is.
Helena: Blue-blood clown,
Girls: So the royal lake,
Helena: Goodbye, Crown,
Girls: All the world's awake.
All: Queens and kings and all such things
Have heard the bell which loudly rings,
A last farewell to royalty.
Page: Wake up and hear the birdies sing,
Tra la la la la la la la!
'Twould waken you if you but knew
The royals as they are.
The Kings and Queens and Emperors
And all of noble birth,
We'll soon forget and so we'll let
The people rule the earth,
All: We'll soon forget and so we'll let
The people rule the earth.
Page: Royalty,
Girls: What a bluff it is,
Page: Royalty,
Girls: Their work is rough, it is,
Page & Girls: Wrong, all wrong,
Girls: All wrong, it can't last long,
Enough's enough it is.
Page: Blue-blood clown,
Girls: To the royal fake,
Page: Goodbye, Crown,
Girls: All the world's awake.
All: Queens and kings and all such things
Have heard the bell which loudly rings,
A last farewell to Royalty.

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