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No. 10 - Song - Violetta - "Messenger-Number and Dance"

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Violetta: Nobles should write with discretion
When there's a message to send;
Notes are a precious possession,
Sometimes when carelessly penned.
Messengers often will tarry,
Just long enough, it is said;
Little love letters they carry,
Seldom delivered unread.
Think of the scandal I could reveal!
Chorus: Don't! no!
Violetta: I won't, no!
I could make royalty bow and kneel!
Chorus: Dear no!
Violetta: No fear, no!
Oh, the secrets I know,
Through the notes to and fro,
Chorus: Oh! oh! oh! oh!
Violetta: Message of love, love, fervent love
I'm called to carry.
Sweet billet doux, such silly news,
Offers to marry.
Outside the wall, I read them all,
I could recite them;
Thin envelopes reveal their hopes,
I'm called whenever nobles write them.
Chorus: Thin envelopes reveal their hopes,
He's called whenever nobles write them.
Violetta: Message of love, love, fervent love
I'm called to carry.
Sweet billet doux, such silly news,
Offers to marry.
Outside the wall, I read them all,
I could recite them;
Thin envelopes reveal their hopes,
I'm called whenever nobles write them.
Chorus: Thin envelopes reveal their hopes,
He's called whenever nobles write them.

No. 10a - Dance

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