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No. 17 - Trio - "Antici-Tici-Pation"

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Algernon: By a pretty little proverb it was settled long ago
That anticipation's better than reality, and so
If you've set your hopes on anything, I'll undertake to show
That you can't expect fulfillment to the letter.
Sir George: When your savings you've invested with the aid of Warnford Court
In some Afrikander gold mine of the ordinary sort,
Madame Amelie:  And are waiting for a dividend and annual report
Well, the longer you can wait for them the better.
All: The felici-lici-tation
Of antici-tici-pation
By reality is speedily corrected;
At Niagara the skating
May appear exhilarating,
But the falls are not the fun that you expected.
   
Sir George: Though we all consider marriage an inestimable boon,
Yet how often when we try it do we sing another tune.
Madame Amelie: As we hasten with alacrity to Mister Justice Jeune,
And petition him to nisi-ly upset it.
Algernon: Now a lover's very charming and affectionate of course
But I think you'll find a husband is another colored horse.
Madame Amelie: You anticipate devotion and you realize divorce,
And you really won't be happy till you get it.
All: The felici-lici-tation
Of antici-tici-pation
By reality is speedily corrected;
Oscar's epigrams look clever,
Do not analyze them ever,
Or you'll find they're not as smart as you expected.


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