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No. 2 - Song - Daisy and Chorus - "The Sporting Girl."

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Daisy: Some girls like to live inside a great big town.
They're afraid of getting their complexions brown,
Others will declare, the sun and country air
are joys that they never will forsake.
I prefer the maiden who's a real good sort,
Fond of dogs and horses and a bit of sport,
With an aim that's true,
She shoots as well as you,
And won't hit someone else by mistake.
Give me the girl who can tramp across the stubble,
With a pointer and a double-barrelled gun;
Who in loading and in aiming
is particularly deft,
And can bag a brace of partridges
by shooting right and left,
That is the girl who enjoys herself immensely,
That is the girl who gets the fun!
   
  Some girls waste their time by going out to tea,
But that sort of thing does not appeal to me;
I would rather stand, with fishing rod in hand,
And try for a salmon or a trout.
Though you need a lot of patience as a rule,
By-and-bye, there comes a stir within some pool,
With a whirring sound, you hear the reel go round,
And feel the line is fast running out,
Give me the girl who can cast a fly so neatly,
That the fishes' hearts completely will be won.
Who can play a trout or salmon
while it leaps and darts and bounds,
Till it's brought to shore and weighs, well,
goodness knows how many pounds;
That is the girl who enjoys herself immensely,
That is the girl who gets the fun!
   
Chorus: Give me the girl who can cast a fly so neatly,
That the fishes' hearts completely will be won.
Who can play a trout or salmon
while it leaps and darts and bounds,
Till it's brought to shore and weighs, well,
goodness knows how many pounds;
That is the girl who enjoys herself immensely,
That is the girl who gets the fun!

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