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No. 7 - Duet - San Toy and Bobbie - "A. B. C."

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San Toy: O my lover, you are clever,
But you've never taught me yet
All the letters illustrative
Of your native Alphabet!
Bobbie: Lest we lose another minute
We'll begin it
Here and now,
San Toy: And to recollect each letter
You had better show me how.
Bobbie: A for Almond eyes love laden
B for Beauty
San Toy: Meaning me?
Bobbie: C for charming Chinese maiden
My delight the word for D.
E for English youth Entreating
Ever Earnest
San Toy: Meaning you?
Bobbie: F for Flirting, false and fleeting!
San Toy: That's a thing I never do.
Both: Love's a famous spelling master,
Pretty maidens all agree
None can teach a pupil faster
How to learn her A. B. C.
Tender words of explanation,
Object lessons two or three,
Soon complete her education,
Love has taught his A. B. C.
   
San Toy: Can I choose but love you dearly
When so clearly you explain
English alphabet that vexes
And perplexes Chinese brain?
Bobbie: If my A. B. C. will win you
We'll continue at our task.
G for glances, oh such shy ones...
San Toy: Are they my ones, may I ask?
Bobbie: H for Hearts in sweet consenting
I for Idle hours of bliss
J for Jealous Jars tormenting
K for Kisses; pause at this!
L for Love! There's nothing better!
Dearest, need we further go?
San Toy: Only just another letter,
M means marriage, that I know.
Both: Love's a famous spelling master,
Pretty maidens all agree
None can teach a pupil faster
How to learn her A. B. C.
Tender words of explanation,
Object lessons two or three,
Soon complete her education,
Love has taught his A. B. C.

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