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No. 4 - Song - Nora and Chorus

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Nora: Oh, I'm very much afraid
There's a lot of scandal made
Out of matters that are really very small;
Nearly ev'rybody knows
How a story grows and grows,
When there isn't any truth in it at all.
If you're friendly with a man,
Though as careful as you can,
Some inquisitive remarks will soon be heard;
When some foolish people say
You've been asked to name the day,
You can only contradict it as absurd!
For it's only tittle-tattle!
Chorus: Yes, it's only tittle-tattle!
Nora: But it soon gets noised about
That you're contemplating marriage,
There is not the slightest doubt.
It's exceedingly unpleasant
But you know for certain that'll
Prove in time to be a tittle, tattle bit,
a little bit of tittle, tittle-tattle!
Chorus: For it's only tittle-tattle!
Nora: Yes, it's only tittle-tattle!
All: But it soon gets noised about
Nora: That you're contemplating marriage,
There is not the slightest doubt.
It's exceedingly unpleasant
But you know for certain that'll
All: Prove in time to be a tittle, tattle bit,
a little bit of tittle, tittle-tattle!
   
Nora: In the papers nowadays,
You will find there is a craze
For some paragraphs about the social set;
Ev'ry morning they discuss,
With unnecessary fuss,
Just where certain people went and whom they met.
They won't let the poor things rest,
How they looked and how they dressed,
Ev'ry detail in its turn is brought to light,
Though the writer on the staff
Mayn't perhaps know even half
Of these wonderful celebrities by sight!
For it's only tittle-tattle!
Chorus: Yes, it's only tittle-tattle!
Nora: But the people will remark:
"Lady Asterisk and Misses Blank
are driving in the Park."
As you read about the clothes they wore,
And other silly prattle,
Just remember it's a little, tittle bit,
a little bit of tittle, tittle-tattle!
Chorus: For it's only tittle-tattle!
Nora: Yes, it's only tittle-tattle!
All: But the papers will remark:
Nora: "Lady Asterisk and Misses Blank
are driving in the Park."
As you read about the clothes they wore,
And other silly prattle,
Just remember it's a little, tittle bit,
a little bit of tittle, tittle-tattle!

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