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No. 12 - Trio - Gretchen, Rip and Derrick -
"Now Won't You Come?"

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Gretchen (to Derrick):
  Now won't you come along with me?
You do not care for me, I see!
Rip (aside): (Dearest heart!)
Gretchen: Come away,
For here I will no longer stay!
Derrick (aside): (She's mine! I triumph!)
(aloud) Yes, in thy love revenge I'll quaff!
At him who's lost, now can I laugh!
Rip & Derrick: Yes! I can laugh!
Gretchen (to Rip): Oh! trust me still, nor doubt I love thee,
By the blue heaven bent above thee,
Yes! come what may, I'll love my love alway!
Rip & Derrick: Mine alone! mine alone!
Gretchen: To him I've spoken,
Almost heart-broken!
Yes! I'm his all alone, I must own!
Derrick: Mine, mine alone!
Derrick & Rip: Now to part, now to part,
Gretchen: Now to part!
Now to part, tho' it breaks my heart!
Rip: Farewell! farewell! And whisper low
One loving word before I go!
Derrick: My love!
Gretchen: My love!
Rip: My love!
Derrick: My love!
Gretchen: Alas! from thee I now must go!
Gretchen & Rip: No other love my heart will know!
Derrick: Come, let's go!
Gretchen & Rip: No other love my heart will know...
Ever know!

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