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No. 14 - Trio - Denise, Comte and Miradoux - "Any Friend of Yours"

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Denise: Here's a shocking state of affairs!
My father declares
He doesn't believe your explanation.
Comte: Here's a pretty kettle of fish!
Could anyone wish
For any more awkward situation?
Miradoux: Don't you dare to try and defend
Your villainous friend
Who's cruelly wronged my helpless daughter
Comte: Well, from what I'm able to see
Monsieur Le Marquis
Has managed to get in quite hot water.
Miradoux: You, Sir, and your precious friend I'd like to smother,
He's a rogue and scoundrel, yes, and you're another.
Trio: "Any friend of yours is a friend of mine,"
That's what people say politely,
Though they know the person slightly,
But it seldom works out rightly.
For one can't pretend to remain a friend
When an insult one endures,
So I must decline as a friend of mine
Any person who's a friend of yours.
   
Denise: Ah, Monsieur, I often have heard
How one little word
May alter a contretemps unpleasant.
Comte: Mad'moiselle, it's really in vain,
I cannot explain,
I have to keep silent for the present.
Miradoux: Is your friend an aristocrat,
Come answer me that
Or is he of humble rank and station?
Comte: I shall answer just when I choose,
But now I refuse
To give you the slightest information.
Miradoux: Dire misfortune all my footsteps seems a-dogging,
You, Sir, and your precious friend deserve a flogging.
Trio: "Any friend of yours is a friend of mine,"
That's what people say politely,
Though they know the person slightly,
But it seldom works out rightly.
For one can't pretend to remain a friend
When an insult one endures,
So I must decline as a friend of mine
Any person who's a friend of yours.
Yes, when an insult one endures,
One really has to draw the line,
So I declare no friend of yours
Shall ever be a friend of mine.

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