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No. 3: Duet (Risotto and Minestra)

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Enter RISOTTO and MINESTRA.

MINESTRA. If you please, I'm now a member of your band —
RISOTTO. If you please, she's —
MINESTRA.         Now allow me, pray, to speak.
  I am married —
RISOTTO.         She's my wife, you understand.
MINESTRA. If you interrupt, I'll leave you in a week.
RISOTTO.
MINESTRA.
RISOTTO.
MINESTRA.
RISOTTO.
MINESTRA.
RISOTTO.
MINESTRA.
RISOTTO.
MINESTRA.
    I really think I might —
You are very impolite!
But I wanted to explain —
Well, now, there you go again!
But I wanted to explain —
Well, now, there you go again!
To explain —
There you go again!
To explain —
There you go again!
    If you kindly will permit me,
I can perfectly acquit me:
  I'm a lady!
RISOTTO.     She's a lady!
MINESTRA.         Very good, then I refrain!
    If you kindly will permit me,
I can perfectly acquit me:
  I'm a lady!
      She's a lady!
BOTH.         Very good, then I/if she refrain!
               
RISOTTO. Allow me to present to you my wife!
MINESTRA.   I think you'd better keep her to yourself.
RISOTTO. She's the treasure and the pleasure of my life —
MINESTRA.   I dare say, until she's laid upon the shelf!
RISOTTO.     She's a poem, she's a song —
MINESTRA. (relenting). You don't mean it — go along!
RISOTTO.     I shall love her when she's grey!
MINESTRA.     Will you really? — I dare say;
RISOTTO.     I shall love her when she's grey!
MINESTRA.     Will you really? — I dare say;
    With your snapping and your snarling!
RISOTTO.   You're a dear, and you're a darling!
MINESTRA. Do you mean it?
RISOTTO.     Yes I mean it!
BOTH.         Oh, my darling! Oh, my dear!

MINESTRA. RISOTTO.
  Oh, my darling, oh, my dear!   Oh, my darling, oh my dear!
  With your snapping   my dear
  And your snarling!  
You're a dear and you're a darling!
  Do you really mean it!  
Yes, I mean it!
  Oh, my darling, oh, my dear!   Oh, my darling, oh, my dear!

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