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No. 15 - Duet - Clementine and Max

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Clementine: The birds in Spring-time are pairing,
The dog-rose up in the bark,
Max: The lark is out for an airing,
The hawk is out for a lark,
Clementine: Then let us warble together
Max: As two fond pigeons would do.
Clementine: And we'll be birds of a feather,
Max: And then we'll bring off our coup!
Both: As the birds on the tree
We'll be — we'll be —
With never an angry word,
Clementine: Like a linnet or dove
I will sing to my love, and I'll answer, —
(spoken:) Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck,
cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck,
Max: (spoken) Cock-a-doodle-doo!
Both: Like a bird!
   
Clementine: We'll never stop for a minute
Except for changing a note,
Max: The linnet's not at all in it,
For I've a thrush in my throat.
Clementine: I'll chatter gay as a starling
Then hide away, love, from you,
And call "Where am I, my darling?"
Max: I see your feet — cuckoo!
Oh,
Both: As the birds on the tree
We'll be — we'll be —
Perhaps it may look absurd,
Clementine: But we'll play hide and seek,
By the day or the week,
And I'll call you —
(spoken) Hee-haw! Hee-haw! Hee-haw!
Both: Like a bird!
   
Clementine: And if we're tired of the Rhine-land,
We'll go away if you please.
Max: The Tyrol is such a fine land,
We'll turn Tirro-lirro-lese.
Clementine: I'll leave our nice little châlet,
To drive the cows up the height.
Max: I'll stay below in the valley,
And jodel to you till night.
Clementine: "Lu-la-li-e-ty!"
Both: Like the gay Tyrolee
We'll be — we'll be,
And call to the browsing herd.
Clementine: At the noise that we'll make,
All the echoes will wake,
And they'll answer —
(jodel, ad lib) Like a bird!

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