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No. 19 - Song - Nancy and Chorus

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Nancy: Oh, I'm a little maid
Who's not at all afraid
Of what my friends may think or say;
Though sober-minded folk
Can never see a joke,
I come across a lot each day.
I'm always more than half
Inclined to have a laugh,
Whatever the result may be.
If other people stare,
Well, really I don't care,
For ev'rything amuses me.
Ah! I laugh at them; Ah! you know,
Many people have agreed
Life is very dull indeed,
But it does amuse me so!
Chorus: Ah! she laughs at them; Ah! you know,
Many people have agreed
Life is very dull indeed,
But it does amuse her so!
   
Nancy: At balls I often find
Some gentleman inclined
To sit out dances, one or two;
A good excuse he's got,
"The room is rather hot!"
I know what's coming next, don't you?
Conservatory cool he chooses as a rule,
"There's such a draught upon the stairs!"
I know the place he means,
With palms and folding screens,
And comfortable easy chairs.
Ah! I laugh at him; Ah! you know,
If his conduct clearly shows
That he's going to propose,
Well, it does amuse me so!
Chorus: Ah! she laughs at him; Ah! you know,
If his conduct clearly shows
That he's going to propose,
Well, it does amuse her so!

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