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No. 2 - Song - Baron and Chorus - "The Old Noblesse."

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Baron: As one of the Old Noblesse,
I'm eager to seek redress
From one whom I dazed
By my presence and raised
To the rank of a Baroness!
Chorus (spoken): Yes!
Baron: Her principal asset grows less,
For she spends all her money on dress;
So now she is quite a superfluousness
To one of the Old Noblesse,
Chorus: So now she is quite a superfluousness
To one of the Old Noblesse!
Baron: Oh, I'm the Baron Papouche,
Who drove in a hired barouche,
To a church where I made
And indifferent jade
The wife of the great Papouche.
Chorus: Oh, he's the Baron Papouche,
Who drove in a hired barouche,
To a church where he made
And indifferent jade
The wife of the great Papouche.
   
Baron: As one of the Old Noblesse,
My feelings I can't express;
Her studied neglect
Has begun to affect
My health and my happiness!
Chorus (spoken): Yes!
Baron: She never bestows a caress,
She spurns ev'ry loving address;
She gives all the mustard without any cress
To one of the Old Noblesse,
Chorus: She gives all the mustard without any cress
To one of the Old Noblesse!
Baron: Oh, I'm the Baron Papouche,
I'm fond of a sweet "bon bouche,"
But a smack on the face
Is the only embrace
That is given the great Papouche.
Chorus: Oh, he's the Baron Papouche,
Who's fond of a sweet "bon bouche,"
But a smack on the face
Is the only embrace
That is given the great Papouche.
   
Baron: As one of the Old Noblesse,
Who married with no success,
I suggested that I
Should bid her goodbye,
And go for a long recess!
Chorus (spoken): Yes!
Baron: She answer'd me readily "Yes,"
You can go to a certain address
Which I will not repeat, but perhaps you can guess,
It's a home for the Old Noblesse,
Chorus: We will not repeat, but perhaps you can guess,
It's a home for the Old Noblesse!
Baron: Oh, I'm the Baron Papouche,
I holler Hooro hooroosh!
That's Irish maybe
But it rhymes, you'll agree,
To that musical name, Papouche.
Chorus: Oh, he's the Baron Papouche,
He hollers Hooro hooroosh!
That's Irish maybe
But it rhymes, you'll agree,
To that musical name, Papouche.

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