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No. 3 - Air - Rip Van Winkle - "Oh! where's my girl?"

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Rip: Oh! where's my girl of whom I'm fond?
Wherever can my darling be?
I'm but a scamp, a vagabond,
But I love her and she loves me!
Our little cabin nestles yonder,
Where happy with her I might dwell,
Yet, vagrant that I am, I wander
Far from the girl I love so well!
And all the village goes on so
But then I know just what I know!
A day is coming when I'll gaily sing,
Tra la la la, la la la la!
That day is coming, ay! is on the wing!
Tra la la la la la la la!

Come, little wife, yes! come and scold me,
(I'm scolded first, and then I'm kiss'd!)
And in your arms a captive hold me,
I promise you I won't resist!
I own that I'm a dreadful creature,
The parson says it, so it's right,
Without one sole redeeming feature,
That is his sermon, day and night.
And all the village goes on so
But then I know just what I know!
A day is coming when I'll gaily sing,
Tra la la la, la la la la!
That day is coming, ay! is on the wing!
Tra la la la la la la la!

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