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No. 5 - Song - Josephine and Girls - "Her Ladyship."

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Josephine: Oh, since first I could toddle
I've had as my model
All persons of breeding and birth.
For it's been my ambition
To gain a position
Among the great folks of the earth.
Now my efforts at last have been crowned with success,
I'm marrying into the ancient noblesse;
And soon I'll be one of the crême de la crême,
A lady of fashion and fame.
When her ladyship goes a-walking
How the people will stare!
They'll remark on the grace
Of her figure and face
And notice her Ladyship's dignified air.
Though the gossips will all be talking
Let them say what they please,
For they'll have to admit
That I've beauty and wit
When I'm Madame la belle Marquise!
   
  I'll have jewels and dresses
That even Princesses
Might envy with jealousy green.
In a mansion resplendent
With lackeys attendant
I'll reign like a regular Queen.
Of admirers and courtiers I'll have quite a host,
My name ev'ry night will be drunk as a toast;
And poets will rapture with praise to the skies
My lips or my cheeks or my eyes.
When her ladyship goes a-riding
In her carriage and pair,
Common people all round
Will bow down to the ground
As soon as they know that her Ladyship's there.
Oh, it won't take them long deciding
When to fall to their knees,
For they'll have to obey
Ev'ry word that I say
When I'm Madame la belle Marquise!
Girls: When her Ladyship goes a-riding
In her carriage and pair,
Common people all round
Will bow down to the ground
As soon as they know that her Ladyship's there.
Oh, it won't take them long deciding
When to fall to their knees,
Josephine: For they'll have to obey
Ev'ry word that I say.
All: When I'm/she's Madame la belle Marquise!

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