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No. 4 - Song - Madame Amelie - "My School Is Most Select"

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Madame Amelie: A few young ladies I receive
To finish, at a special fee
That they ARE finished when they leave
You'll guess from what you know of me.
On principles that are my own
I educate each pupil small
Though people say the past has shown
That I've no principles at all
O, my school is most select
For my pupils don't affect
All the out-of-date accomplishments
Of ordinary schools
If a girl who is good looking
Wants to join a class for cooking
Do you think that I allow it!
No, it's quite against the rules.
   
  Geography of course I teach
Since all my girls may husbands trap
By learning their position each
Upon the Season's social map
And Bach, Beethoven or Mozart
Is not the music I allow
For Music Hall and Coster Art
Is wanted in our salons now.
O, my school is most select
For my pupils don't affect
All the out-of-date accomplishments
Of ordinary schools
If a girl in some abstruse key
Wants to play like Paderewski
Do you think that I allow it!
No, it's quite against the rules.
   
  Complexions that deserve a prize
I'm proud to say my girls have got
For why fatigue with exercise
When rouge is eighteen-pence a pot.
Disdaining as young ladies ought
The stock-in-trade of ball-room flirts
The latest step-dance they are taught
Or else the newest kick in skirts
O, my school is most select
For my pupils don't affect
All the out-of-date accomplishments
Of ordinary schools
If a girl with notions oddest
Wants to dance in manner modest
Do you think that I allow it!
No, it's quite against the rules.


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