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No. 19 - Concerted Piece - Geisha are we

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Four Geisha: Geisha are we,
Bidden to be
Present today at the ceremonee;
Each in her best,
Daintily dressed
Brings entertainment for every guest.
Smart little maid
Versed in her trade
Knows what will please when expressively played,
Guesses what dance
All will entrance,
Aided by saucy and mischievous glance.
Geisha are we,
Bidden to be
Present today at the ceremonee;
Each in her best,
Daintily dressed
Brings entertainment for every guest.
Officers: Now, before we let you go,
Tell us ev'rything you know,
For our spirits rather low
Your words may happen ease.
Will the wedding be a treat?
Are there lots of things to eat?
Is the bride extremely sweet and very Japanese?
Is the bride extremely sweet and very Japanese?
Four Geisha: Oh, you mustn't ask us questions and detain us all the day,
For you're naughty English sailors and we don't know what to say!
Yes, the bride is very charming, but it isn't your affair,
So you'll please to let us go, and oh! we wonder how you dare!
Cunningham:  If the Marquis should detect
This flirtation incorrect,
His authority unchecked
He will asssert with us.
But you're all so very nice
That without reflecting twice,
We intend to break the ice,
And make you flirt with us.
English Girls: Now you mustn't go and leave us for the geisha, if you please,
For we cannot have you flirting with these pretty Japanese!
They are charming little creatures, but it really isn't fair,
So you'll please to let them go, and oh! we wonder how you dare!
Four Geisha: Yes, we wonder how you dare!
Officers: Yes, we wonder how you dare!
Four Geisha: Geisha are we,
Bidden to be
Present today at the ceremonee;
Each in her best,
Daintily dressed
Brings entertainment for every guest.
Brings entertainment for every guest.

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