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No. 8 - Quartet - Lady Violet, Jo, Guy and Ronald -
"Our Marriage Lines."

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Lady Violet: Our marriage lines! our marriage lines!
The magic in those simple signs
Can make our life a heaven.
All: Can make our life a heaven!
Jo: How dear to bridegroom and to bride
That copy duly certified,
That cost but two-and-seven,
All: That cost but two-and-seven!
Jo & Guy: We're married now, though not a vow
We said in stately minster.
Lady Violet & Ronald:  And you're/I'm no more a bachelor,
And I'm/you're no more a spinster!
Jo & Guy: Ding, Dong, Ding, Dong,
Ding, Dong, Ding, Dong!
Lady Violet & Ronald: Ding, Dong, Ding, Dong,
Ding, Dong, Ding, Dong!
All: Ding, Dong, Ding, Dong, Ding, Dong, Ding, Dong!
Guy: Ding!
Ronald: Dong!
Guy: Ding!
Ladies: Oh, marriage lines, oh! marriage lines,
What fond romance around you twines!
We would not give for Afric's mines
Our marriage lines, our marriage lines!
We treasure them in rapture fond,
And scorn to change that written bond,
All: For all the bonds of steel "combines"
Our marriage, marriage lines!
   
Ronald: That Registrar, that registrar
Has broken ev'ry hateful bar
That kept our hearts asunder,
All: That kept our hearts asunder!
Guy: Some words he said, some fees he took,
He made some entries in a book,
And worked the happy wonder —
All: And worked the happy wonder!
Jo & Guy: No sort of strain can break the chain
The mild official forges!
Lady Violet & Ronald: We're just as glad
As if we'd had
A wedding at St. Georges!
Jo & Guy: Ding, Dong, Ding, Dong,
Ding, Dong, Ding, Dong!
Lady Violet & Ronald: Ding, Dong, Ding, Dong,
Ding, Dong, Ding, Dong!
All: Ding, Dong, Ding, Dong, Ding, Dong, Ding, Dong!
Guy: Ding!
Ronald: Dong!
Guy: Ding!
Ladies: Oh, Registrar! oh! registrar!
You sit beneath a happy star;
We honour more than King or Czar
That Registrar, that Registrar.
And when his term of office ends,
We hope to see his grateful friends
All: Present him with a motor car,
That Regi-Registrar!

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