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No. 9 - Quartet - "Swallows."

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Rosalie: The swallow's a dear little bird
That comes over here in the Spring,
And eagerly tries to catch plenty of flies,
By darting about on the wing.
Others: Up high, he's darting about on the wing.
Boniface: Just now with a fuss that's absurd,
On building a nest he is bent;
I think he believes in a home in the eaves,
Where he hasn't to pay any rent!
Others: Oh, my! oh, my!
How nice not to pay any rent!
All: Swallow! swallow!
Dear little innocent swallow!
Doing your best to get ready a nest,
And fluttering to and fro.
Rosalie: Ah!
Others: Swallow! swallow!
There's an example to follow!
All: You're making love in the sky up above,
So we'll do the same below!
   
Rosalie: The swallow is fond of his mate,
But how do you know it will last?
For haven't I heard that this dear little bird
Is thought to be awfully fast!
Others: Oh, no! he's swift, but he's not a bit fast!
Stephen: Just watch any pair tête-à-tête,
There really is nothing amiss.
She gets a bit peck'd, but she doesn't object,
For it's only the same as a kiss.
Others: That's so, that's so,
A peck is as good as a kiss!
All: Swallow! swallow!
Dear little innocent swallow!
Doing your best to get ready a nest,
And fluttering to and fro.
Rosalie: Ah!
Others: Swallow! swallow!
There's an example to follow!
All: You're making love in the sky up above,
So we'll do the same below!

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