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No. 30 - Extra Song - Nan - "My crinoline."

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Nan: I'm just a simple country girl
And looking so well and hearty;
But yet my head's all in a whirl
At coming out to a party.
They said I'd make a big success,
Such compliments too they paid me;
So I went and bought a brand-new dress,
And this is the one they made me!
They've put me into a crinoline,
They've put me into hoops!
When you stand upright
it's a very pretty sight,
But it's awkward when one stoops!
Down at my home in Devonshire
Such a thing can't be seen!
How the village boys would cheer,
And the other girls would sneer
If they saw me in a crinoline!
   
  A crinoline is grand in Town,
Though maybe a bit alarming;
But if at home I wore this gown,
It wouldn't quite do for farming.
I might get through a gate in time,
Although I'm inclined to doubt it;
But if a stile I had to climb,
Well, what do you think about it!
That can't be done in a crinoline,
That can't be done in a hoop!
If I climbed up just
as there came a little gust,
I should simply loop the loop!
Down at my home in Devonshire
Such a thing's not been seen!
There's our curate Mister Gush,
Oh, my goodness how he'd blush
If he saw me in a crinoline!
   
  Now down at home while I'm away
The fellows are sure to miss me;
And when I get back, oh, I say,
They'll all of them want to kiss me!
A walk with one who calls you "dear"
There's really a bit of sport in;
But if your sweetheart can't get near,
There isn't much fun in courtin'!
That is the worst of a crinoline,
That is the worst of a hoop,
So I think this dress
will be more of a success
As a nice big chicken coop!
Down at my home in Devonshire
Such a thing's not been seen!
With my funny little "trows"
I should frighten all the cows
If they saw me in a crinoline!

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