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No. 2 - Chorus and Ensemble - "Vive le Marquis!"

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Chorus: Vive le Marquis! Vive le Marquis!
Welcome, welcome to the fête,
'Tis of graciousness an act
We thoroughly appreciate;
At village feast, here meeting you,
With duteous service greeting you,
With cheery voice repeating you
Are welcome to our fête.
Men: Vive le Marquis!
All: Vive le Marquis!
Men: Vive le Marquis!
All: Vive le Marquis!
Vive le Marquis! Vive le Marquis!
Welcome, welcome to the fête,
'Tis of graciousness a mark
We thoroughly appreciate;
At village feast, here meeting you,
With duteous service greeting you,
With cheery voice repeating you
Are welcome to our fête!
With duteous service greeting you,
With cheery voice repeating you
Are welcome to our fête, our fête,
Are welcome to our fête.
Marquis: Thanks dear children,
Oh bless you, ah bless you,
To respond would but distress you.
Erminie: That it would, dear papa, spare us
Don't such agony prepare us.
Cerise: True indeed, experience teaches,
There's much anguish in set speeches.
Erminie: Papa's feelings you know well.
Chorus: We do, we do true, true mamselle!
Erminie: Well, and what's the latest tattle?
Is it character, or cattle?
Who is ailing? who is thriving?
Have the busy bees done hiving?
Is the fodder cut and carried?
Who is buried? who is married?
What's the latest gossip, say?
Tell me, pray, come tell me pray.
Marie: Ah! mamselle your quizzing ever,
Always merry, gloomy never.
Men: Vive Mademoiselle!
All: Vive Mademoiselle!
Men: Vive Mademoiselle!
All: Vive le Marquis!
Vive le Marquis! Vive le Marquis!
Welcome, welcome to the fête,
'Tis of graciousness a mark
We thoroughly appreciate;
At village feast, here meeting you,
With duteous service greeting you,
With cheery voice repeating you
Are welcome to our fête!
With duteous service greeting you,
With cheery voice repeating you
Are welcome to the fête, the fête,
the fête, the fête.

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