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No. 2 - Song - Thisbe and Chorus - "The Lady Secretary"

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Thisbe: A statesman in the Cabinet
Wants plenty of assistance,
Ladies:   'sistance,
Men:   'sistance,
Thisbe: To think of things he might forget,
And keep the bores at distance.
Ladies:   distance.
Men:   distance.
Thisbe: He has a man to pull the wires,
And write a speech or letter;
For social matters he requires
A helper rather better,
And that is why, and that is why
I am the Minister's Lady Secretary!
Chorus:   'tary!
Thisbe: Playing a sort of a good attendant fairy!
Chorus:   fairy!
Thisbe: Taking him out to ball or play,
Then if he has to go, I stay
As the Minister's charming Lady Secretary!
Chorus: She is the Minister's Lady Secretary!
Thisbe:   'tary!
Chorus: Playing a sort of a good attendant fairy!
Thisbe:   fairy!
Chorus: Taking him out to balls or plays,
Then if he has to go, she stays
As the Minister's charming Lady Secretary!
   
Thisbe: I often join him in his box
To see the last successes;
Ladies:   'cesses;
Men:   'cesses;
Thisbe: I wear the newest Paris frocks,
The chief provides the dresses!
Ladies:   dresses!
Men:   dresses!
Thisbe: If called away by news of weight,
No trouble he evinces,
He says: "Perhaps I may be late,
I'll pick you up at Prince's."
Of course it's right, of course it's right,
I am the Minister's Lady Secretary!
Chorus:   'tary!
Thisbe: Always exceedingly circumspect and wary!
Chorus:   wary!
Thisbe: If he should order iced champagne,
Nobody surely can complain
Of the Minister's charming Lady Secretary!
Chorus: She is the Minister's Lady Secretary!
Thisbe:   'tary!
Chorus: Always exceedingly circumspect and wary!
Thisbe:   wary!
Chorus: If he should order iced champagne,
Nobody surely can complain
Of the Minister's charming Lady Secretary!


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