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No. 9 - Song - Otto and Chorus

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Otto: My dear mother said to me,
At the early age of three,
Darling Otto, for the army you're intended."
I said, "All right, Mother, dear,
I will model my career
So that bravery and caution may be blended."
Do not fly to foreign parts,
Stop at home and conquer hearts,
Is the place this gallant officer proposes.
Floral offerings I buy
for the enemy, that's why
they have christen'd me Otto of Roses!
Oh, the girls all call me Otto,
Chorus: What-oh!
Otto: They know that my heart never closes,
If you don't like what you've got, oh!
Pick another from the grotto,
Is the motto of Otto of Roses!
Chorus: Oh, the girls all call him Otto,
Otto: What oh!
Chorus: They know that his heart never closes,
If you don't like what you've got, oh!
Pick another from the grotto,
Is the motto of Otto of Roses!
   
Otto: When I hear the bugles blow,
Then it's luncheon time, I know,
And I roll a wad of fivers in my knapsack;
And I sally to the place
Where the powder I must face,
For she keeps it dry and handy in her lap-sack.
"Clicquot frappé!" then I shout
While the enemy I rout,
But if by chance they elevate their noses
I proclaim unto the foe,
"Come surrender, dear old Flo,
To Field Marshal Otto of Roses!"
Oh, the girls all call me Otto,
Chorus: What oh!
Otto: They know that my heart never closes,
If you can't pull off the plot, oh!
Put a penny in the slot, oh!
Is the motto of Otto of Roses!
Chorus: Oh, the girls all call him Otto,
Otto: What oh!
Chorus: They know that his heart never closes,
If you can't pull off the plot, oh!
Put a penny in the slot, oh!
Is the motto of Otto of Roses!
   
Otto: Be quite sure you know your ground
When a body you surround,
Try to keep the consequences in your eye, sir.
If the foe kicks up the deuce,
Then I send a flag of truce,
By my confidential family adviser.
When my ammunition's short
I unfailingly resort
To the offices of kindly Mister Moses,
Oh, there's not a note-of-hand
More familiar in the land
Than the issue of Otto of Roses!
Oh, the girls all call me Otto,
Chorus: What oh!
Otto: They know that my heart never closes,
And if things are getting hot, oh!
Stand a luncheon to the lot, oh!
Is the motto of Otto of Roses!
Chorus: Oh, the girls all call him Otto,
Otto: What oh!
Chorus: They know that his heart never closes,
And if things are getting hot, oh!
Stand a luncheon to the lot, oh!
Is the motto of Otto of Roses!

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