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No. 14 - Duet - Miyo and Makei - "Foreign Customs"

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Makei: Amorous youth in foreign parts
Has some notions queer;
Miyo: What is his behaviour, please,
When a lady friend he sees?
Makei: Probably first of all he starts
Whisp'ring in her ear.
Miyo: What is the result of that?
Makei: Heart begins to go pit-pat!
Miyo: Very fine tales are these you've told;
What is the next thing plann'd?
Makei: Amorous youth just catches hold
Of feminine pink white hand.
Miyo: Oh, Teriyaki!
Makei: Oh, Teriyaki!
Miyo: Does the gentleman squeeze her hand?
Both: Chokin, chokera!
Kokin, kokera!
Hifu, hoheto!
What a lot of foolish customs
Foreigners seem to know.
Makei: Youth then snatches her
Close, and catches her
Round the waist so tight.
How does the little lady like it?
Miyo: Yoroshi, Yoroshi!
Quite all right!
   
Makei: Presently gallant foreign chap
Takes a seat, no doubt.
Miyo: What does little lady do
If it's not a seat for two?
Makei: Gentleman friend has full-size lap:
He will point that out.
Miyo: Surely lady can't sit there!
Makei: Oh, there's lots of room to spare!
Miyo: Feminine cheeks turn rosy red,
Very like sun in west.
Makei: Excellent plan to hide soft head
On muscular manly chest.
Miyo: Oh, Teriyaki!
Makei: Oh, Teriyaki!
Miyo: Curly head upon manly chest!
Both: Chokin, chokera!
Kokin, kokera!
Hifu, hoheto!
What a lot of foolish customs
Foreigners seem to know.
Miyo: We've learnt four of them;
Try one more of them.
Makei: Well, perhaps we might.
How does the little lady like it?
Miyo: Yoroshi, Yoroshi!
Quite all right!

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