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No. 4 - Song - Jeanne, with Chorus of Girls - "Hats!"

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Jeanne: Some people say, success is
Won by dresses, Fancy that!
But what are dresses without a hat?
Girls: Yes, what are dresses without a hat?
Jeanne: If you would set men talking
When you're walking Out to shop
You'll be all right if you're right on top!
Girls: You'll be all right if you're right on top!
Jeanne: A busby made of fur,
Is sure to cause a stir,
And here is one we've got,
You'll find it very hot!
You have to push it down to there —
It doesn't matter then if you have no hair!
   
Jeanne: That's the last Parisian hat,
So buy it, And try it,
Keep your head up steady and straight
Though you're fainting under the weight!
Women say you look like a cat!
Their chatter won't matter,
All the boys that you meet
Will declare you are sweet,
Men will wait outside on the mat,
If you have that hat!
Girls: That's the last Parisian hat,
So buy it, And try it,
Keep your head up steady and straight
Though you're fainting under the weight!
Women say you look like a cat!
Their chatter won't matter,
Jeanne: They are waiting to see
Who on earth you can be!
All: Men will wait outside on the mat,
If you have that hat!
   
Jeanne: If you're in Paris ever
At some clever Show or play,
You'll wear a hat whether night or day!
Girls: You'll wear a hat whether night or day!
Jeanne: You'll find our last creation
A sensation In a stall
The men behind cannot see at all!
Girls: The men behind cannot see at all!
Jeanne: You'll hear them murmur low,
"Otez votre chapeau!"
Or whisper in your ear:
"Take off your 'at, my dear!"
Then if you smile and calmly sit
You'll hear a chorus echoing round the pit!
   
Jeanne: That's the last Parisian hat,
So buy it, And try it,
If you wear it I can engage
Not a man will look at the stage--
Keep it well pinn'd on to your plait,
Don't lift it Or shift it,
Do not trouble your mind
What they're saying behind,
It is you they're all looking at
If you have that hat!
Girls: That's the last Parisian hat,
So buy it, And try it,
If you wear it I can engage
Not a man will look at the stage--
Keep it well pinn'd on to your plait,
Don't lift it Or shift it,
[Jeanne:] It won't matter at all
If the curtain should fall!
All: It is you they're all looking at
If you have that hat!
   
Jeanne: Here's one we've lately brought out,
It's been thought out
With some care,
A most convenient hat to wear!
Girls: A most convenient hat to wear!
Jeanne: I'm sure you can't resist it,
You can twist it As you please,
The sort of hat that one seldom sees.
Girls: The sort of hat that one seldom sees.
Jeanne: First wear it this way, and
You look extremely bland —
So modest, mild and meek,
And far too shy to speak;
But just reverse it, and behold!
You now look saucy, dashing and rather bold.
   
Jeanne: It's a most remarkable hat,
So buy it, And try it,
Any style you fancy at all,
Leicester Square or Exeter Hall,
Peasant maid or aristocrat,
Convert it, 'Twont hurt it,
It will give you an air,
Prim or devil-may-care,
You can wear it this way or that,
This wonderful hat!
Girls: It's a most remarkable hat,
So buy it, And try it,
Any style you fancy at all,
Leicester Square or Exeter Hall,
Peasant maid or aristocrat,
Convert it, 'Twont hurt it,
Jeanne: It will give you an air,
Prim or devil-may-care,
You can wear it this way or that,
This wonderful hat!

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