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No. 22 - Song - Cora and Bridesmaids

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Cora: When the children go to play
In summer time;
They will frolic all the day,
The trees they'll climb.
Round the garden they will race
With joyful cheers,
Till the gardener gives chase,
And pulls their ears.
Hi! little boys, Hi! little boys,
Hi! (spoken) Take care now!
  (sung) Keep off the grass,
Keep off the grass,
Conduct like this I won't pardon.
Play at your ease, but, if you please,
Keep off the grass in the garden!
Bridesmaids: Keep off the grass,
Keep off the grass,
Conduct like this I won't pardon.
Play at your ease, but, if you please,
Keep off the grass in the garden!
   
Cora: Now it's very much the same
When boys grow up;
But they play their racing game
For Plate or Cup.
On the turf they love to meet,
And bet so high,
Till the "certainty" gets beat,
And then goodbye!
Hi! little boys, Hi! little boys,
Hi! (spoken) Take care now!
(sung) Keep off the grass,
Keep off the grass,
Plunging your pocket won't harden;
Bet when you're cool, but, as a rule,
Keep off the grass in the garden!
Bridesmaids: Keep off the grass,
Keep off the grass,
Plunging your pocket won't harden;
Bet when you're cool, but, as a rule,
Keep off the grass in the garden!
   
Cora: In the merry month of May
When coos the dove,
Young men's fancy, so they say,
Will turn to love.
But to flirt may cost you dear,
So I've been taught;
For she sheds are artful tear,
And then you're caught!
Hi! little boys, Hi! little boys,
Hi! (spoken) Take care now!
(sung) Keep off the grass,
Keep off the grass,
Quickly your heart you must harden;
If she should sigh, don't catch her eye,
Keep off the grass in the garden!
Bridesmaids: Keep off the grass,
Keep off the grass,
Quickly your heart you must harden;
If she should sigh, don't catch her eye,
Keep off the grass in the garden!

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