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No. 11: Song (Nita)

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NITA.
  Those days of old
    How mad were we
      To banish!
  Thy love was told
    Querido mi,
      In Spanish —
  And timid I,
    A-flush with shame
      Elysian,
  Could only sigh,
    Dieu, comme je t’aime!
      (Parisian.)

NITA. OTHERS.
  Could on-   Could on-
    ly sigh,
    ly sigh,   Dieu, comme je taime!
  Dieu, comme je t'aime!
    (Parisian!)     (Parisian!)

NITA.
  No matter, e’en
    Hast thou had coined
      A Merman,
  Thou wouldst have been
    Mein lieber freund —
      (That’s German.)
  Thy face, a-blaze
    With loving pats,
      Felt tinglish,
  For in those days
    I loved thee — that’s
      Plain English!

NITA. BARTOLO. PIETRO.
  For in   For in   For in
    those days     those days
    those days,   She loved me —   She loved him —
  Yes, I loved thee —
    that's Plain English!     that's Plain English!     that's Plain English!

During this BARTOLO has gradually yielded to NITA’s blandishments, and at the end expresses, in gesture, his acquiescence with her wishes.

PIETRO (dancing).
  Allow that the plan I devise
    Is new and sufficiently clever;
  To testify joy and surprise,
    Perhaps you will kindly endeavour?

BARTOLO and NITA (dancing).
  With anything clever or wise,
    I never should credit you — never!
  To testify joy and surprise,
    Observe our united endeavour.

Dance — NITA stops suddenly.

NITA
  But what a catastrophe! Stop!
[BARTOLO and PIETRO stop dancing.
    I see of objections a crop.
  Suppose by some horrible fluke,
    I should chance to be bought by the Duke!

PIETRO (resuming his dance).
  Be easy, I’ll certainly see
    You’ll never get into his clutches.
BARTOLO (dancing).
  But don’t be alarmed about me —
   I should like to be brought by the Duchess!

BARTOLO. OTHERS.
  But don't be alarmed about me —   But don't be alarmed about he —
    I should like to be bought by the Duchess!     He would like to be bought by the Duchess!
  Tho' pride I abhor   Tho' pride he abhor
  I've a "Jenny say quor"   He's a "Jenny say quor"
    That is sure to appeal to the Duchess!     That is sure to appeal to the Duchess!
          [Dance, and dance off.

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