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No. 10:Would you know a maiden fair

Sung by Lady Maud and Sir Cecil

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Lady Maud:
So please you, Sir, to hear my story while I tell
So please you, Sir, to hear my story while I tell
The happiness awaiting you: a maiden loves you well
A maiden, a maiden, a maiden loves you well.
She dares not to declare the love that makes her sigh
And would you know that maiden
Ah!, would you know that maiden fair!
So please you, Sir, tis I ... tis I ... tis I.
And would you know that maiden,
Ah! would you know that maiden So please you Sir 'tis I
So please you Sir 'tis I.

She would a saint beguile,
Her hair is soft and bright,
She would a saint beguile,
Her hair is soft and bright,
A happy laugh, a pleasant smile,
And eyes that dance with light,
And eyes that dance, and eyes that dance with light
A dimple here and there
A pretty, touching sigh,
And would you know that maiden
Ah! would you know that maiden fair,
So please you, Sir, 'tis I ... 'tis I ... 'tis I.
And would you know that maiden,
Ah! would you know that maiden,
So please you, Sir, 'tis I ... 'tis I
So please you, Sir, 'tis I.


Sir C.: (from picture)
A sweeter fate I never heard
My gratitude, my gratitude you've earned.

Lady M.: (aside)
(My goodness me, he's talking!)

Sir C.:
The compliment, upon my word, was very neatly turned,
Very neatly turned.


Lady M.:
(My goodness me, he's walking!)
 
Sir C.:
Her goodness she, I'm walking!
 
Lady M.:
To laugh it off I can't contrive, with fright I'm nearly fainting,
I never thought you were alive, I thought you were a painting!
I never thought you were alive, I thought you were a painting!
 
Sir C.:
To laugh it off she can't contrive, with fright she's nearly fainting,
I never thought I was alive
I thought I was a painting
I never never thought I was alive
I never thought I was alive!
Arthur Cecil as Sir Cecil Blount
Sir Cecil Blount

Lady M. Sir C.
To laugh it off I can't contrive, To laugh it off she can't contrive
with fright I'm nearly fainting. with fright she's fainting.
I never thought you were alive! I never thought I was alive!
I never thought you were alive!
I thought you were a painting a painting. I thought I was a painting a painting.
I never thought you were alive! I never thought I was alive!
I thought you were a painting I thought I was a painting
I never thought you were alive I never thought I was alive
I never thought you were alive! I never thought I was alive!

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