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No. 7 - Trio and Air - Rip Van Winkle and the Children

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Rip: Ere the marriage contract is drawn,
What have you got to live upon?
Alice: You silly man, we'll live with you!
Hans: Of course! of course! that's what we'll do!
Rip: A careful wife ne'er lives in folly
When her good man's at work away.
Alice: You'll see how neat I'll keep my dolly!
Hans: I'll bring her birds' nests ev'ry day!
Rip: But if my girl's her husband flouting,
Or if my son-in-law's too gay?
Alice: Even then, he'd ne'er find me pouting!
Hans: And I'd just let her flout away.
Rip: But days are long in summer time?
Alice: We'll go a-nutting in the wood!
Rip: But when they're white with winter's rime?
Hans: O sliding's famous, snow-balling good!
Childen: We'll be happy as man and wife!
Alice: And we'll seek together
Lilies by the lake,
Berries in the heather,
Fireflies in the brake!
All: Yes! we'll seek together
Lilies by the lake,
Berries in the heather,
Fireflies in the brake,
Berries in the heather,
Fireflies in the brake!
Berries in the heather,
Fireflies in the brake!
Rip: Brave boy! and thou, my flaxen-headed daughter!
Why must I tell you these fair things shall die?
The berry red, the lily by the water;
That for you dark days may be nigh!
These little heads, now golden,
Silver'd one day may be,
Trembling, and frail, and olden,
(That day I may not see!)
But though flowers may perish,
And though youth may decay,
Still you love, dear ones, cherish,
For love is young for aye!
Children: We'll love each other, and for aye!
We'll love each other, and for aye!
   
   

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