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No. 3 — SONG (AMANDA)
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AMANDA. Why does azure deck the sky?
    Why are leaves on trees so green?
  Why do birds sing merrily?
    Why doth climb the kidney-bean?
  Why are daisies pearly-white?
    Why of gold's the butter-cup?
  Riddles puzzle me outright —
    I give it up! I give it up!

Why is love a traitor sad?
    Why are women's hearts so soft?
  Why are men's so false and bad?
    Why are we taken in so oft?
  Why am I maid forlorn?
    Why with sorry brims my cup?
  Why — why was I ever born?
    I give it up! I give it up!

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