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No. 20 - Rondo - Katrina and Chorus -
"Yes, No, and Nothing at all!"

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Katrina: Folks do say, who are wise and able,
That when tongues got all mixt at Babel,
One there was no force could baulk,
Language that all lovers talk!
Girls: Folks do say, who are wise and able,
That when tongues got all mixt at Babel,
One there was no force could baulk,
Language that all lovers talk!
Katrina: In our time then, it little matters
Double Dutch if the lady chatters,
But in courting our woman kind,
Their topography just bear in mind.
The Boston girls always answer "No!"
New York maidens always answer "Yes!"
But here away, the lasses they
Just don't say anything and let you guess!
All: The Boston girls always answer "No!"
New York maidens always answer "Yes!"
But here away, the lasses they
Just don't say anything and let you guess!
   
Katrina: Were I man, I'd ne'er be decoy'd in
Ardent love with prude or with hoyden,
True with girls the proverb old
"Words are silvern, silence gold!"
Girls: Were I man, I'd ne'er be decoy'd in
Ardent love with prude or with hoyden,
True with girls the proverb old
"Words are silvern, silence gold!"
Katrina: Glance and sigh need no translation,
Love's the same in ev'ry nation,
But in courting our woman kind,
Their topography just bear in mind.
The Boston girls always answer "No!"
New York maidens always answer "Yes!"
But here away, the lasses they
Just don't say anything and let you guess!
All: The Boston girls always answer "No!"
New York maidens always answer "Yes!"
But here away, the lasses they
Just don't say anything and let you guess!

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