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No. 12: I stand on my authority

Sung by Lady Maud, Sir Cecil, and Lord Carnaby

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Lady M.:
I stand on my authority,
And wonder what you mean!

Lord C.:
You're still in your minority,
You're hardly seventeen.
Lady M.:
Lord Carnaby, in verity,
Your rudeness pains me much.
Sir C.:
You're Lady Maud's posterity,
Behave yourself as such.

Lady Maud: Sir Cecil: Lord Carnaby:
  Your grandma in charity   Your grandma in charity   My grandma in charity
  concludes you must be mad!   concludes you must be mad!   concludes I must be mad!
  Now be that moral rarity   Now be that moral rarity   My grandma in charity
  a good obedient lad!   a good obedient lad!   concludes I must be mad!
  I stand on my authority   She stands on her authority   I stand on my authority
  and wonder what you mean.   and wonders what you mean.   and wonder what you mean.
  I stand on my authority   She stands on her authority   I stand on my authority
  and wonder what you mean!   and wonders what you mean!   and wonder what you mean!
  So strange a meeting ne'er
  was seen for sure
  as I'm alive his grandma is
  seventeen and he is sixty-five,
  Why sure as I'm alive,   So strange a meet-   So strange a meet-
  why sure as I'm alive   ing ne'er was seen   ing ne'er was seen
  his grandma is seventeen   so strange a meet-   so strange a meet-
  and he is sixty-five   ing ne'er was seen   ing ne'er was seen
  For   For
  She is seventeen and he is sixty-five!   she is seventeen and he is sixty-five!   she is seventeen and he is sixty-five!
           
  Should he respectful homage pay   Should he respectful homage pay   Should I respectful homage pay!
  Should he respectful homage pay!   Should he respectful homage pay!
  Should I respectful homage pay,
  Should he make me his will obey!   Should he make me his will obey!   Should she make me her will obey!
  As her proprietor,   As her proprietor,
  as her proprietor!   as her proprietor!
  Should he make his will obey!
  As her proprietor!   As her proprietor!
  Should he make me his will obey
  As my proprietor
  Should he make me his will obey   So strange a meet-   Should she make me her will obey
  his will obey   ing ne'er was seen   her will obey
  should he respectful homage pay,   should she respect-   should I respectful homage pay,
  should he respectful homage pay,   ful homage pay,   respectful homage pay,
  to me to me No!   to him to him No!   to her to her No!
  So strange a meeting ne'er was seen   So strange a meeting ne'er was seen   So strange a meeting ne'er was seen
  for sure as I'm alive   for sure as I'm alive   for sure as I'm alive
  his Grandma is seventeen and he   his Grandma is seventeen and he   my Grandma is seventeen and I
  is sixty-five!   is   am
  he is sixty-five,   sixty five,   I am sixty five,
  So strange a meeting ne'er   So strange a meeting ne'er   So strange a meeting ne'er,
  was seen   was seen   ne'er was seen
  So strange a meeting   So strange a meeting   So strange a meeting
  ne'er was seen,   ne'er was seen,   ne'er was seen,
  for sure his Grandma is   for sure his Grandma is   for sure my Grandma is
  seventeen and he is sixty-five.   seventeen and he is sixty-five.   seventeen and I am sixty-five.

(Dame Cherry's picture has gradually uncovered at end of Music.)

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