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No. 18 - Song - Rosalie and Chorus - "Alice sat by the fire."

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Rosalie: There once was a dear little girl, you must know;
You've heard of such girls, I think!
She wasn't called Daisy, or Trixie, or Flo,
She didn't know how to wink.
She was really so good and so placid at heart,
She never felt firm on her feet;
She would not take a walk,
And it bored her to talk,
But the way she sat down was quite sweet!
Alice, Alice, never bore malice,
Peace was her one desire;
Her sisters would go and play games you know,
But Alice sat by the fire.
Chorus: Alice, Alice, never bore malice,
Peace was her one desire;
Rosalie: In the library nooks
there were such nice books,
All: So Alice sat by the fire.
   
Rosalie: Now Alice grew up in the very same way,
And got just a wee bit fat,
She would watch as old hen on her nest and she'd say,
"If I only could sit like that!"
But sitting demurely became her so well,
She captured a youth unawares;
Though they met at a ball,
She would not dance at all,
But she sat all the night on the stairs.
Alice, Alice, never bore malice,
So when he came to tea,
She gave him her chair in the corner there,
And Alice sat on his knee!
Chorus: Alice, Alice, never bore malice,
So when he came to tea,
Rosalie: She gave him her chair in the corner there,
All: And Alice sat on his knee!
   
Rosalie: The marriage was settled one fine afternoon,
And off for the ring he rushed.
They put up the banns at the church very soon,
And Alice sat there and blushed!
But after the wedding her husband, I'm told,
Would frequently go out to sup,
And it's painful to state
he got home very late,
So that Alice was forced to sit up!
Alice, Alice, never bore malice,
Peace was her only whim,
She sat by the clock
till she heard him knock,
And then she sat upon him!
Chorus: Alice, Alice, never bore malice,
Peace was her only whim,
Rosalie: She open'd the door
saying "Home once more?"
All: And then she sat upon him!

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