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No. 11: In pity tell, O Lady mine

Sung by Lady Maud and Sir Cecil Blount

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Sir C.:
In pity tell, oh lady mine!
The fate that waits me, my life is thine!
'Tis thine to spare, 'tis thine to kill,
'Tis thine to fashion to thy fair will
'Tis thine 'tis thine 'tis thine to fashion to thy fair will!

Lady M.:
If this is so, what can I do?
The word that kills thee would kill me too!
My hand and heart to thee to thee I give,
The word that saves thee, now bids me live
Now bids me live!.

Lady Maud Sir Cecil
  In pity tell, Oh! La-
  The word, the word that kills   dy!
  thee   Oh! tell the fate that waits
  that word would kill me to,   me.
  my hand and heart
  to thee I give,   Oh! Lady mine!
  my hand and heart
  to thee I give,   Oh! Lady mine!
  the word that saves thee now bids
  me live now bids me live!   Oh! Lady mine!
  Ah! me!   Ah! me!
  They should be one   A life of death,
  my life and thine   a life of life
  Oh! give it then if it be mine   with joy abounding, with sorrow rife
  A term of joy and term of grief   A term of joy a term of grief
  So long so long without thee!
  So long so long without thee without
  thee with thee too brief!   With thee too brief!
  So long without thee   So long without thee
  With thee too brief too brief   With thee too brief too brief
  with thee too brief.   with thee too brief.

(Sir Cecil and Lady Maud embrace.)

During the Duet the veil before Lord Carnaby Poppytop's portrait has been silently drawn back. At the end of duet Lord Carnaby coughs.

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