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No. 10 - Song - Fi Fi and Chorus - "I want to be a Lidy."

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Fi Fi: Some people sigh for beauty
And some yearn for this and that;
But my ambition is to be
A real aristocrat.
And if a fairy came and said
Your wishes I'll supply;
So choose what you would like to be —
I'd answer with a sigh:
I want to be a Lidy
And with the ladies rank;
I want to have a thousand golden
Sov'reigns in the bank.
I want to ride a gee-gee
And wear a coat of fawn;
So that folks will say, when I cry Whoa
I'm a Lidy bred and born.
Chorus: I want to be a Lidy
And with the ladies rank;
I want to have a thousand golden
Sov'reigns in the bank.
I want to ride a gee-gee
And wear a coat of fawn;
So that folks will say, when I cry Whoa
I'm a Lidy bred and born.
   
Fi Fi: I want to have an ev'ning dress
that opens down to there,
And wear a great big diamond
Ta-ra-ra-ra in my hair.
And when I to the play house go
I want to do the grand;
With a wreath of flowers on my breast
And a bucket in my hand.
I want to be a Lidy
And have a private box.
I want to wag a great big fan
And shake my golden locks.
I want to hiss the villain
And cheer the maid forlorn
So that folks will know, when I say "Bravo"
I'm a Lidy bred and born.
Chorus: I want to be a Lidy
And have a private box.
I want to wag a great big fan
And shake my golden locks.
I want to hiss the villain
And cheer the maid forlorn
So that folks will know, when I say "Bravo"
I'm a Lidy bred and born.
   
Fi Fi: I want to learn to patter French
just like a parley-voos;
And call my servants garcons
And my letters Billy-doos.
And when I go a-visiting
And on my friends I drop,
I want to say Pardon Mamselle,
I hope I'm not de trop.
I want to be a Lidy
And speak a furren tongue;
I want to call my figure
by the name of oug bong pong;
I want to go to Paris
And learn to shrug and fawn,
So that folks will know, when I say Parblow
I'm a Lidy bred and born.
Chorus: I want to be a Lidy
And speak a furren tongue;
I want to call my figure
by the name of oug bong pong;
I want to go to Paris
And learn to shrug and fawn,
So that folks will know, when I say Parblow
I'm a Lidy bred and born.
   
Fi Fi: I want to be a Lidy
Like as I have often read;
I want to have my breakfast ev'ry morning brought to bed.
I want to have a Lidy's maid
Who'll dress me up so fine;
And sprinkle me all over with
Perfume and Brilliantine.
I want to be a Lidy
And peroxide my hair;
I want it of the colour
it's the fashion now to wear.
I want it bright and golden
So that when I strool each morn
The folks will stare and say, there's air,
She's a Lidy bred and born.
Chorus: I want to be a Lidy
And peroxide my hair;
I want it of the colour
it's the fashion now to wear.
I want it bright and golden
So that when I strool each morn
The folks will stare and say, there's air,
She's a Lidy bred and born.
   
Fi Fi: I want to be a Lidy
With a Kerridge and a pair;
I want to go to Hascot and to Hepsom ev'ry year.
I want to patronize the turf,
I want to do the grand;
With all the tofts and toftesses
A-sitting on the stand.
I want to be a Lidy
'Twould give me oh! such joy
To say that I was friendly with the
Owner of Santoi.
I want to back my fancy
And look on gold with scorn
So that folks will say when I've a quid each way,
She's a Lidy bred and born.
Chorus:

I want to be a Lidy
'Twould give me oh! such joy
To say that I was friendly with the
Owner of Santoi.
I want to back my fancy
And look on gold with scorn
So that folks will say when I've a quid each way,
She's a Lidy bred and born.


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