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No. 5 - Duet - Nora and Clive

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Clive: Oh, my dearest, ere I go,
There's one thing I want to know,
When, oh when will you agree to...
Nora: Ask Papa!
Both: Ask Papa!
Nora: He's the person to decide,
So it cannot be denied
That the quickest way will be to...
Clive: Ask Papa!
Both: Ask Papa!
Clive: Though I'm leaving you at present,
Yet the time so quickly flies,
Tell me, when shall I be trusted
with so valuable a prize?
Nora: If you really want to know that,
You will do as I advise, Ask Papa!
Both: Ask Papa!
We will ask Papa the question,
I'm sure that he will know;
He may give us a suggestion
Of what is comme il faut.
So I really think, don't you?
That is what we'd better do,
Nora: Ask Papa!
Clive: Ask Papa!
Both: Ask Papa!
   
Clive: I'm not worthy, I'm afraid,
Of a charming little maid,
Who behaves so very sweetly,
Nora: Ask Papa!
Both: Ask Papa!
Nora: I am very, very young,
And shall have to hold my tongue
Till you satisfy completely
Clive: Your Papa!
Both: My/Your Papa!
Clive: You been used to ev'ry comfort,
Can you do with rather less?
Do you think I shall allow you
quite sufficient for your dress?
And is married life a failure,
Or an out and out success?
Nora: Ask Papa!
Both: Ask Papa!
We will ask Papa the question,
I'm sure that he will know;
He may give us a suggestion
Of what is comme il faut.
So I really think, don't you?
That is what we'd better do,
Ask Papa!
Clive: Ask Papa!
Both: Ask Papa!

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