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No. 4 - Opening Chorus - Act I Scene 2

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Town Girls: Oh, Market Day is merry,
When lads a-courting go;
But here it's always very slow, slow slow!
We only take a penny
When we'd get five or ten,
If we could meet with any,
any men, men, men, men, men.
Gottenberg, Gottenberg always must be sad;
Many pretty lasses, and never any lad!
Gottenberg, Gottenberg would be full of joy
If only ev'ry little girl
Could find a little boy!
Barbara: Six pounds potatoes,
Onions just a string.
Send us up a cauliflower,
That is ev'rything!
Betti: Half a dozen apples,
A pound of honey comb!
It isn't much we want to get
With not a man at home!
Chorus: Gottenberg, Gottenberg always must be sad;
Many pretty lasses, and never any lad!
Gottenberg, Gottenberg would be full of joy
If only ev'ry little girl
Could find a little boy!
Oh, what is that?
Under the arch,
Feet pit-a-pat, Soldiers in march?
Oh, can you view the flag that unfurls?
Barbara: No, it's those University girls!
Students: In case you doubt who we may be,
We say with simple tersity
We are the lady students who
Attend the University!
Our hall is greater far than are
The Girtons of Britannia!
Eva: So hoch! says sweet Saxonia!
And hoch! says Pomerania!
And hoch! says bold Borussia!
And hoch! says Alemannia!
Students: Hoch! Hoch! Hoch! for the girls
of Gottenburger College!
Hither the German maids will throng,
Fair and strong, raising the song!
Hoch! Hoch! Hoch! for the band
Who join in sport and knowledge,
Wielding like men sabre and pen,
For Fatherland!
All: Oh! oh! oh! what a bore
are all these girls from College!
We have had girls enough for long,
And it's wrong, adding a throng!
Oh! oh! oh! if we brought it
to the Kaiser's knowledge,
Surely he'd then send us some men
For Fatherland!
Hoch! hoch! Hoch! hoch!
for Fatherland! Fatherland!

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