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No. 22 - Quartette - Alice, Molly, Lionel and Harry

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Alice: Suppose a Highwayman you were,
And went to rob a coach, Sir,
Say would you quake and shake with fear
On hearing it approach, Sir?
Lionel: Astride my horse, my bonny bay,
My pistols I would prime, dear,
And put all thoughts of fear away
Until another time, dear.
Harry: By process inferential
She casts on him a stigma.
Molly: Her questions metaphorical
Containing an enigma,
All: Containing an enigma.
Alice & Molly: Then guess, guess, guess,
And do not seek a quarrel,
The point of this is more or less
Design'd to point a moral,
All:
(men's words)
We'll guess, guess, guess,
There is no need to quarrel,
The point of this is more or less
Design'd to point a moral, a moral.
   
Alice: And if inside the coach there sat
A simple maiden only,
Say would you gaily doff your hat,
And leave her robb'd and lonely?
Lionel: I'd say to her, "You must not stay
All lonely here and teary,
So jump upon my bonny bay
And come with me, my deary."
Molly: Oh, if a heart was all she had
To steal, and that was taken,
Harry: D'ye think that we are men, egad,
To leave her there forsaken.
All: To leave her there forsaken.
Alice & Molly: Oh, yes, yes, yes,
You've guessed the answer neatly,
And yet the moral now confess
You fail to grasp completely,
All:
(men's words)
Oh, yes, yes, yes,
We may have guess'd it neatly,
But all the same we both confess
We're in the dark completely,
completely.
Alice & Molly: Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
All: You're/We're in the dark completely,
Lionel & Harry: Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
All: You're/We're in the dark... completely.

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