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No. 9 - Finale Act I

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Chorus: Bella, you be bold now,
Have your fortune told now,
First of all the men, and all the maids!
When you cut and turn now,
Which would you prefer now,
Diamonds or hearts, or clubs or spades?
Lyndale: Give her hearts, and not the clubs or spades!
Bella: I'm not fond of the diamond,
Tho' its meaning may be money;
Cards of black, you can turn your back,
For my fortune must be sunny.
King and knave are not what I crave,
You can leave them out for ever--
I'm not set on a coronet,
Or a man who's far too clever.
Lyndale: Diamonds, clubs, and spades are barred —
Surely a heart is the only card!
Bella: Ah, I want a heart, and I want just one;
Deal me but that, and my fortune's done!
I'll never long for what might have been--
Give me the heart that will take the queen!
Chorus: She wants a heart, and she wants but one —
Deal her a heart and the game is done!
She'll never long for what might have been —
Give her the heart, the heart to take the queen.
Here you are, Miss Nancy,
If you like you can see
What will be your luck, and when and where;
Put the cards together,
And we'll find out whether
They will build you castles in the air!
Nancy: They'll be only castles in the air.
Teddy: I can call at castles in the air —
Nancy: Some time, somehow, somewhere,
Why should I know or care,
If it's written above that fortune and love
Are waiting for me somewhere?
Somehow, somewhere, some time,
Gaily the bells will chime,
When I come to my own, a queen on a throne
That is ready for me some time!
Chorus: Some time, somehow, somewhere,
Some time, somehow, somewhere,
Why should we know or care,
If it's written above that fortune and love
Are waiting for us somewhere?
Somehow, somewhere, some time,
That's what the hours will chime,
Till we come to our own, some time that's unknown,
But we know it will be some time!
Some time, somehow, somewhere!
Some time, somehow, somewhere.
Teddy: Fly-Away Jack has to go,
He's only stay'd a little while!
Nancy: Stop-at-Home Jill down below
Will have to wave her hand and smile!
Teddy: Fly-Away Jack will dip and rise —
Nancy: Stop-at-Home Jill will watch the skies.
You must fly away,
But remember that Jack
Must fly along back to Jill some day!
All: Have a dance! Have a dance!
That's the proper plan;
Do not miss a chance like this
Of dancing with a man!
Have a dance! Have a dance!
Rules we can defy —
Since today the cat's away,
We'll do it on the sly!
Widdicombe: Fair one, rare one,
Don't be stern with me, take a turn with me,
Swinging, clinging, in delirious joy!
Bright one, slight one,
Made so slenderly, hold me tenderly;
Clasp me, grasp me, call me beautiful boy!
Chorus: Dance on, glance on,
Gaily chattering, flirting, flattering;
Swinging, clinging, thro' the waltz as it whirls.
Others' brothers
Sway you rightfully, most delightfully,
Twice as nice as only dancing with girls!
Jeanie: If you're courting old Madame —
Widdicombe: So I am, so I am!
Jeanie: I have done with you, you know!
Widdicombe: Make it so, make it so!
Jeanie: Though she's poor as any rat —
Widdicombe: What of that? What of that?
Jeanie: She will never look at you!
Widdicombe: That'll do! That will do!
Chorus: Will you kindly stop the row,
Anyhow, anyhow!
If you want to quarrel, pray
Go away, go away!
You can have a dozen rounds
In the grounds, in the grounds!
There is nobody about —
Fight it out, fight it out!
Nancy: He has started on his flight,
And I watch'd him out of sight, far out of sight!
Now he has flown high in the air,
Soaring alone, I wonder where!
Will he forget? Or can it be
That he will yet come back to me,
That he will yet come back to me, to me?
Chorus: Though he has flown high in the air,
Left us alone, why should we care?
He'll not forget, no, he is true,
And he will yet come back to you,
And he will yet come back to you, to you!
   
Bella: You are wrong in what you're saying,
Really it's a shame!
It's for us that she was playing,
We're the ones to blame!
This is just because you're jealous
That we love her so;
If you like you can expel us,
Nancy must not go, she must not go!
Nancy: Don't let it trouble you so,
For I am willing to go;
There's luck in store for me,
if Fate is not romancing;
And so goodbye to you now,
And I'll be happy somehow,
For all goes merrily
if one can keep on dancing!
Chorus: Ah! Some time, somehow, somewhere,
Surely your fate is fair,
And it's written above that fortune and love
Are waiting for you somewhere!
Somehow, somewhere, some time,
That's what the hours will chime,
Till we come to our own, some time that's unknown,
But we know it will be some time!
Some time, somehow, somewhere!
Some time, somehow, somewhere.

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