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No. 7 - Song - Winifred and Chorus - "The singing girl"

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Winifred: My friends, you're far too kind to greet
The singing girl with words so sweet —
A simple song's the only way
My debt of gratitude to pay.
Chorus: A song! a song! as you suggest
Let's have, let's have a song!
Winifred: To please you all, I'll do my best!
   
Winifred: I'm only a poor little singing girl
Who wanders to and fro,
Yet many have heard me with hearts a-whirl,
At least, they tell me so.
For ever I meet with a kindly word
From strangers near and far,
And ever the question is, "Have you heard
the singing girl's guitar?"
For the crowds in the street
Say my music is sweet,
Though they flatter me greatly I fear —
For the song that I sing
Is no wonderful thing
But it's simple enough, as you hear —
It's simple enough, as you hear —
And greatly they flatter, I fear.
I'm only a poor little singing girl
Who wanders to and fro,
Yet many have heard me with hearts a-whirl,
At least, they tell me so.
Chorus: Bravo! Bravo!
The charming little singing girl.
Bravo! Bravo!
For ev'ry heart she sets a-whirl,
She charms them near and far
With her guitar!
   
Winifred: In many a town where I ply my trade
To earn my daily bread,
From ladies in beautiful clothes arrayed,
Men turn to me instead.
Some say they're in love with my simple dress,
And some pretend to be
In love with my singing; and some confess
That they're in love with me.
I have songs to be sure,
Both for rich and for poor,
And I know how to pick and choose;
For the handsome young swell
I've a love-tale to tell
And his heart he is certain to lose;
His heart he is certain to lose!
I know how to pick and to choose.
I'm only a poor little singing girl
Who wanders to and fro,
Yet many have heard me with hearts a-whirl,
At least, they've told me so.
Chorus: Bravo! Bravo!
The charming little singing girl.
Bravo! Bravo!
For ev'ry heart she sets a-whirl,
She charms them near and far
With her guitar!

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