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No. 16 - Serenade - 1st. Lieutenant and Chorus - "My Pipe!"

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1st. Lieutenant: I've had lady-loves in my day,
With lips rose-red and a lustrous eye,
And I've witness'd the rose decay,
The beauty fade and the love-light die!
But my latest love will last
When follies of youth are past;
My pipe, my pipe,
O breathe full South,
From thy cool amber mouth,
Let my fond grasp entwine
Thy slim figure divine!
Thy kindling eye, and thy odorous sigh
Are more rapturous far, ay! far
Than a love told by light of the star!
Sopranos: O breathe full South,
Others: O breathe full South,
Sopranos: From thy cool amber mouth,
Others: Thy amber mouth,
Sopranos: Let my fond grasp entwine
Others: Let me entwine
Sopranos: Thy slim figure divine!
Others: Thy shape divine!
Sopranos: Thy kindling eye,
Others: Thy kindling eye,
Sopranos: And thy odorous sigh
Others: Thy od'rous sigh
1st. Lieutenant: Are more rapturous far, ay! far
Than a love told by light of the star!
   
1st. Lieutenant: Women sometimes will prove unkind,
Capricious beauty will be, I know,
Poor man's torment time out of mind,
Now warm as Ind, and now cold as snow!
But my pipe is mistress and friend
When love and illusion end!
My pipe, my pipe,
O breathe full South,
From thy cool amber mouth,
Let my fond grasp entwine
Thy slim figure divine!
Thy kindling eye, and thy odorous sigh
Are more rapturous far, ay! far
Than a love told by light of the star!
Sopranos: O breathe full South,
Others: O breathe full South,
Sopranos: From thy cool amber mouth,
Others: Thy amber mouth,
Sopranos: Let my fond grasp entwine
Others: Let me entwine
Sopranos: Thy slim figure divine!
Others: Thy shape divine!
Sopranos: Thy kindling eye,
Others: Thy kindling eye,
Sopranos: And thy odorous sigh
Others: Thy od'rous sigh
1st. Lieutenant: Are more rapturous far, ay! far
Than a love told by light of the star!

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