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No. 3: Chorus & Solo (Maguire)
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Chorus.
  Ring, ye joybells, long and loudly,
    Happy hearts together tied —
  Bridegroom's breast is swelling proudly
    As he takes his blushing bride,
Blushing bride,
Blushing, blushing,
Blushing, ever blushing bride!

Enter MAGUIRE.

(Spoken through music)

Maguire (furiously). It's off! It's off!

Woodpecker. What's off?

Maguire. The wedding! I won't have it!

SONG

Maguire.
  You've kept us all waiting outside!
    Such insults I never foresaw
  You've insulted your beautiful bride —
    You've insulted your father-in-law!
  You've insulted our excellent guests —
You've pooh-poohed the connubial knot —
    You've insulted the flyman
Who'd drive you to Hymen —
  By George, you've insulted the lot!
Chorus.
    Yes, yes, yes,
  By George, you've insulted the lot!
Maguire.
  It's off! Her affection's misplaced!
Chorus.
    It's off!
Maguire.
  It's off! such a man I disown!
Chorus.
    It's off!
Maguire.
  It's off! Take your arm from her waist!
Chorus.
    It's off!
Maguire.
  It's off! let the lady alone!
Chorus.
    It's off!
Maguire.
  And to your beautiful bride, who belongs
To a father who never ignores
    Insults by the dozen,
She'll marry her cousin —
  Here, Foodle, be happy — she's yours!
Chorus.
    Yes, yes, yes,
  Here, Foodle, be happy — she's yours!

MARIA goes weeping to FOODLE, who embraces her.

Maguire & Chorus.
    Ring! Ring! Ring!
  Bridegroom's breast is swelling proudly
    As he takes his blushing bride,
Blushing bride,
Blushing, blushing,
Blushing, ever blushing bride!

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