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No. 20 - Song - Mrs. Bright - "Little Zo-Zo."

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Mrs. Bright: When I was as young as you girls are,
I was famous as a circus star;
Shouts resounding hailed me, bounding
Through the circle or above the bar.
Chorus: Through the circle or above the bar.
Mrs. Bright: I could captivate a foreign king,
And he promised any mortal thing —
Diamond brooches, four-horse coaches —
All his property except a ring.
Chorus: All his property except a ring.
Mrs. Bright: Zo-zo, Zo-zo, I was little Zo-zo,
That's a name that nobles used to know;
When I tossed my hair back,
Boldly riding bare-back,
All of them were after little Zo-zo-zo.
Chorus: Zo-zo, Zo-zo, pretty little Zo-zo,
That's a name that nobles used to know;
When she tossed her hair back,
Boldly riding bare-back,
All of them were after little Zo-zo-zo.
   
Mrs. Bright: But I wouldn't take a coach and team,
I was satisfied with love's young dream,
And he gave me, to enslave me,
Only roses and a pink ice cream;
Chorus: Only roses and a pink ice cream;
Mrs. Bright: But his passion seemed to take a chill,
For he vanished, and I mourn him still,
Sad and lonely, keeping only
Wither'd roses and the florist's bill,
Chorus: Wither'd roses and the florist's bill,
Mrs. Bright: Zo-zo, Zo-zo, lovely little Zo-zo,
Darling, how could you desert me so?
I whom thou adorest
Had to pay the florist,
Which was rather rough on little Zo-zo-zo.
Chorus: Zo-zo, Zo-zo, lovely little Zo-zo,
How could you, a king, desert her so?
She that thou adorest
Had to pay the florist,
Which was rather rough on little Zo-zo-zo.
   
Mrs. Bright: The moral is this, my dear young girls:
When you're courted by these kings or earls,
If you're knowing, take what's going —
Horses, carriages, and rows of pearls.
Chorus: Horses, carriages, and rows of pearls.
Mrs. Bright: Love in cottages is nice in books;
With its nightingales and purling brooks,
Though so pretty, it's a pity,
They won't keep you when you lose your looks,
Chorus: They won't keep you when you lose your looks,
Mrs. Bright: Zo-zo, Zo-zo, think of little Zo-zo,
How she let her little chances go;
If a king would stray in,
Mind you make him weigh in —
Don't you be a little fool, like Zo-zo-zo.
Chorus: Zo-zo, Zo-zo, we'll remember Zo-zo,
How she let her little chances go;
If a king would stray in,
Won't we make him weigh in —
We will not be left like little Zo-zo-zo.

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