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No. 6 - Chorus and Scene - "The Débutantes."

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Chorus: Come! come! come!
Come from confidential talks
In the arbours and the walks,
All the little shady bowers
That flirtation often haunts,
Men: See the noble Countess come,
Like a tall chrysanthemum,
Ladies: And around her all the flowers,
All: Round her all the flowers
Of her train of Débutantes.
Débutantes: We are little ladies in Society,
Always ev'rywhere with a blasé air,
Taking social pleasures to satiety,
Going where the Countess goes!
This is one of Lady Something's colleges,
Teaching gardening,
What a splendid thing,
What a splendid thing!
How improving all this useful knowledge is!
And is that an orchid or a rose?
Ladies: They are little ladies in Society,
As we are aware by their blasé air,
Bored with social pleasures to satiety,
And going where the Countess goes!
They are little ladies,
Ladies in Society,
With a blasé air!
1st. Girl Student: There's the Minister for Trade,
Don't you hear the shouting?
2nd. Girl Student: Such a fuss is always made
When he takes an outing!
Chorus: Friends with joy and foes with fear,
Own him cool and clever,
Give a hearty, rousing cheer
When you see his form appear--
He is coming, he is here,
Chesterton for ever!
Hail! Hail! Chesterton for ever!
Hail! Hail! Chesterton for ever!

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