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No. 9 - Duet - Elphin and Dick - "We were so happy."

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Dick: The first time that we met, it's true,
We sat together in a pew,
You looked at me, I looked at you
And you tried hard to frown, dear!
Elphin: I saw you had no hymn-book, so
I let you share my own, you know,
And you were very grateful, though
You held it upside down, dear!
Dick: I was, I was the happiest of men,
Elphin: I felt, I felt that I had met my fate;
Both: And so we never noticed when
They handed the collection plate.
Ah! yes, we let the plate pass by.
We were so happy, you and I!
you and I! you and I!
   
Dick: Do you remember when I played
Outside your house a serenade?
I sang as well, though I'm afraid
My voice was far from strong, dear!
Elphin: When first I heard the noise outside,
I own that I was terrified,
Then threw my window open wide
And listened to your song, dear!
Dick: The night, the night wind whispered in the trees,
Elphin: The moon, the moon was lovely to behold;
Both: And we began to cough and sneeze,
For each developed such a cold.
Still, handkerchiefs are cheap to buy.
We were so happy, you and I!
you and I! you and I!
   
Dick: The next time that I saw your face
Was at a well-known seaside place
Where, as is often now the case,
Mixed bathing was allowed, dear!
Elphin: As you could swim most gracefullee
You would insist on teaching me
And our performance in the sea
Attracted quite a crowd, dear!
Dick: You let, you let the waves get down your throat.
Elphin: Salt water is such nasty, nasty stuff;
Both: It's always hard to learn to float,
But more so when the sea is rough.
Perhaps the waves were rather high,
Still we were happy, you and I!
you and I! you and I!
   
Dick: And then there was that day, you know,
When you and I, not long ago,
Went on the river for a row,
At Hampton Court or Kew, dear!
Elphin: You pulled away in fashion brave,
When suddenly a scream I gave,
And oh! we had a narrow shave
Of being cut in two, dear!
Dick: You know, you know you said that you could steer,
Elphin: I did, I did my best to keep her straight,
Both: The steam-launch came so very near,
And travelled at a fearful rate.
It was our fault, we can't deny,
Still we were happy, you and I!
you and I! you and I!

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