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No. 24 - Song - Thisbe - "Rose-a-Rubie."

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Thisbe: There's a girl I want you all to know,
Rose-a-Rubie is her name,
Just because her skin is pink and snow
And her lips are like a flame.
All night long, whenever she's the chance,
She'll get out and go and play.
All the boys want her to dance,
This is what you hear them say:
Rose-a-Rubie,
D'you mean to dance tonight?
The band's a-playin', and the feet move light.
All the other boys and girls are there,
And if you are not ready, Do be!
Steal out softly,
We haven't far to go,
And bring your slippers with the pointed toe.
When you start tripping,
It's simply ripping,
Come along, my Rose-a-Rubie.
Chorus: Rose-a-Rubie,
D'you mean to dance tonight?
The band's a-playin', and the feet move light.
All the other boys and girls are there,
And if you are not ready, Do be!
Steal out softly,
We haven't far to go,
And bring your slippers with the pointed toe.
When you start tripping,
It's simply ripping,
Come along, my Rose-a-Rubie.
   
Thisbe: In and out she'll pirouette and whirl,
Holding up her pretty gown,
Much more like a feather than a girl,
Or a piece of thistle-down.
If she comes to London bye-and-bye,
When you see her fresh and sweet,
Ev'ry one of you will sigh,
Kneeling at her dainty feet:
Rose-a-Rubie,
D'you mean to dance tonight?
The band's a-playin', and the feet move light.
All the other boys and girls are there,
And if you are not ready, Do be!
Steal out softly,
We haven't far to go,
And bring your slippers with the pointed toe.
When you start tripping,
It's simply ripping,
Come along, my Rose-a-Rubie.
Chorus: Rose-a-Rubie,
D'you mean to dance tonight?
The band's a-playin', and the feet move light.
All the other boys and girls are there,
And if you are not ready, Do be!
Steal out softly,
We haven't far to go,
And bring your slippers with the pointed toe.
When you start tripping,
It's simply ripping,
Come along, my Rose-a-Rubie.

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