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No. 5 - Quintet - Jo, Lady Violet, Guy, Ronald and Meakin -
"Oh, Mr. Registrar!"

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Lady Violet: For a stylish and up-to-date wedding
Ev'ry well-to-do girl is inclined.
Guy: It's her dearest delight
To be married in white,
With a bevy of beauty behind.
Jo: But if relatives' wrath one is dreading,
Such proceedings of course are absurd.
Ronald: It is not very far
To the gay registrar,
Meakin: And remember that mum is the word!
Ladies: Mum is the word!
Men: Mum is the word!
Ladies: Mum is the word!
Men: Mum is the word!
All: Oh, Mister Registrar,
What a very obliging man you are!
Couples come from near and far,
You save them a lot of fuss!
Ladies: Ah!
Men: We're not particular, but
All: A family row we always bar!
So, Mister Registrar,
You are the man for us.
   
Lady Violet: Now when happy young couples go flocking
To his office in County or Town,
Guy: You have got to declare
Certain things, you're aware,
And the registrar jots them all down.
Jo: Then you sign with a pen that is shocking,
And before you have time to say "knife,"
Ronald: In a grim sort of way
He will murmur "good-day,"
Meakin: And you're legally husband and wife!
Ladies: Husband and wife!
Men: Husband and wife!
Ladies: Husband and wife!
Men: Husband and wife!
All: Oh, Mister Registrar,
What a very obliging man you are!
Couples come from near and far,
You save them a lot of fuss!
Ladies: Ah!
Men: We're not particular, but
All: A family row we always bar!
So, Mister Registrar,
You are the man for us.

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