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No. 3 - Song - Jo and Chorus - "Nobody and Somebody"

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Jo: If I could be a girl in high society,
Whose pedigree included a peer or two,
I'd have the men about in great variety,
And keep them dangling on for a year or two!
But as you see, I have no pedigree with me.
When any nice young man comes a-wooing now,
I say: "I hope you'll wait and take some tea with me,
And tell me ev'rything you are doing now."
And so, and so, you know,
Although a nobody, a nobody!
Chorus: A nobody!
Jo: Whose blood is very far from being blue, from being blue,
I own it true I've met, I've met,
You bet, I'll get a somebody!
Chorus: A somebody!
Jo: And that I think the proper thing to do,
Don't you? don't you?
Chorus: And so, although, and so, although
A nobody, a low body!
Jo: A nobody!
Chorus: Whose blood is very far from being blue, from being blue,
She may become, she may become
A somebody, no slum body,
Jo: Big drum body!
Chorus: And that's exactly what she means to do!
Jo: Don't you?
Chorus: Quite so!
   
Jo: If I were rich I'd let him pine dejectedly,
And when he came one day to propose to me,
I'd answer "Sir! this comes so unexpectedly!
I'll faint if you say such words as those to me!"
But when my boy inquired if I'd be wed to him,
And begged a kiss, which no one had done before,
I put my arms around him, and I said to him:
"Why couldn't you have asked me for one before?"
And so, and so, you know,
Although a nobody, a nobody!
Chorus: A nobody!
Jo: Whom nobody would pay attention to, attention to,
Or care to woo, I yet may get,
You bet, I'll get a somebody!
Chorus: A somebody!
Jo: And that's exactly what I mean to do,
Don't you? don't you?
Chorus: And so, although, and so, although
A nobody, a low body!
Jo: A nobody
Chorus: Whom nobody would pay attention to, attention to,
Or care to woo, she yet may get,
We bet, she'll get a somebody!
Jo: Big drum body!
Chorus: And that's exactly what she means to do!
Jo: Don't you?
Chorus: Quite so!

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