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Song - Carmenita and Chorus

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Carmenita: Though I've not been to school,
I have made it a rule
For to speak out my mind without caring
What good people may say,
For I like my own way
So my views I am constantly airing.
It's a habit I've got,
Though some say I ought not
My opinion of things to display so;
Still, when certain I am
That a thing is a sham,
Well, I think it my duty to say so,
To say so, though it was wrong,
To say so in language strong.
When I'm positive quite
That a thing isn't right,
Oh, I think it my duty to say so.
Chorus: To say so, though it was wrong,
To say so in language strong.
When she's positive quite
That a thing isn't right,
Oh, she thinks it her duty to say so.
   
Carmenita: Oh, I went one fine day
To a Proberlem play,
Which was on at a West End theatre;
Well, the hero was fast
And his girl has a past,
And a girl with a past, well, I ate her.
Oh, the fuss that they made
Of that impudent jade
(For the author had written the play so,)
Well, it fair took the knock
And it gave me a shock,
Well, I thought it my duty to say so,
To say so, though it was wrong,
To say so in language strong.
Though I made people jump,
Well, it gave me the hump,
And I thought it my duty to say so.
Chorus: To say so, though it was wrong,
To say so in language strong.
Though she made people jump,
Well, it gave her the hump,
And she thought it her duty to say so.
   
Carmenita: If there's anything nice,
It's a day on the ice,
Oh, I'm awfully partial to skating;
But I hate to collide
With a boisterous slide,
For to fall with a crowd's irritating.
I remember quite well
How one winter I fell
On a slide-- 'twas a terrible case, oh,
For although I'm not proud,
Well, I can't bear a crowd,
And I thought it my duty to say so.
To say so, though it was wrong,
To say so in language strong.
But I fair struck 'em dumb
With my "Let 'em all come,"
And I thought it my duty to say so.
Chorus: To say so, though it was wrong,
To say so in language strong.
But she fair struck 'em dumb
With her "Let 'em all come,"
And she thought it her duty to say so.
   
Carmenita: Oh, they make such a fuss
About stopping a bus,
They expect you to jump when it's going;
"Now then, miss!" they will shout,
"If you want to get out,
Now's your time while the bus is a-slowing."
Well, one day as I tripped
From the bus-step, I slipped
For the driver was going a pace, oh,
As I fell in the wet I felt very upset,
And I thought it my duty to say so.
To say so, though it was wrong,
To say so in language strong.
As I sat in the mud,
Well, I wanted his blood,
And I thought it my duty to say so.
Chorus: To say so, though it was wrong,
To say so in language strong.
As she sat in the mud,
Well, she wanted his blood,
And she thought it her duty to say so.

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