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No. 6 - Quartet - "Hide-and-Seek"

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Hana: Where, I wonder, can they be?
Hush, or they will hear us!
Miyo: Not a sign of them I see,
They are nowhere near us!
Makei: Here they come! I told you so!
They don't guess we're lying low!
Fujiwara: Oh, for goodness sake keep quiet
Till I give the word to go!
Hana: Listen! What was that I heard?
Fujiwara: Intercept them! Quick's the word!
Ladies: Hither, thither, run for shelter!
Hurry, hurry, helter-skelter!
Men: Pretty maidens, not so fast!
We have captured you at last!
All: We/You were really too confiding,
Men: We were seeking,
Ladies: We were hiding,
All: So you/we captured us/you at last!
Love's a game of hide-and-seek
Play'd by maid and man,
Woman flies
And, mocking, cries,
"Catch me if you can!"
Quickly caught she's sure to be,
Let it be confess'd;
When the man is really 'He'
Woman seldom runs her best!
Miyo: Let me go at once, I say!
Do as you are told, sir;
Hana: Kindly leave us now, I pray;
Please release your hold, sir!
Makei: If we left you all alone
You would quickly change your tone!
Fujiwara: I'm afraid that we're unwelcome
If the truth were only known.
Miyo: We've put up with you too long!
Makei: Pardon me, that's where you're wrong!
Ladies: Hither, thither, run for shelter!
Hurry, hurry, helter-skelter!
Men: Pretty maidens, not so fast!
We have captured you at last!
All: We/You were really too confiding,
Men: We were seeking,
Ladies: We were hiding,
All: So you/we captured us/you at last!
Love's a game of hide-and-seek
Play'd by maid and man,
Woman flies
And, mocking, cries,
"Catch me if you can!"
Quickly caught she's sure to be,
Let it be confess'd;
When the man is really 'He'
Woman seldom runs her best!
Love's a game of hide-and-seek
Play'd by maid and man,
Woman flies
And, mocking, cries,
"Catch me if you can!"
Quickly caught she's sure to be,
Let it be confess'd;
When the man is really 'He'
Woman seldom runs her best!

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