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No. 5: Quintet (Toto, Jelly, Doro, Zapeter & King Portico)
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Prince Doro.
  Come, let us haste, love, to make us one,
    And on your finger I will place a token;
(aside.) This is a thing that’s very often done,
    For promises are made but to be broken.
Princess Toto.
  I'll be a bride this very day, this very day,
    And you should have been here some days before, oh!
(aside.) I've resolv'd to give my heart away,
    And if to anyone, ah! why not to Doro?
Toto & Doro

Zapeter. (aside.) King. (aside.)
  They cannot wait;
If he is late
  We cannot wait;
If he is late
    It’s my affair,
And I must bear
    It’s his affair,
And he must bear
  Without offence
The consequence,
Without offence
The consequence
  Without offence
The consequence,
Without offence
The consequence
    Of being late;     Of being late;

Zapeter. (aside.) Jelly & King. (aside.)
  They cannot wait,
If he is late
  We cannot wait,
If he is late
    It’s my affair,
It’s my affair,
    It’s his affair,
It’s his affair,
  They cannot wait,   We cannot wait,
    And I must bear     And he must bear
  The consequence   The consequence
    Of being late.     Of being late.

Jelly.
  We cannot wait,
We will not wait.

Toto. Jelly. Doro. Zapeter. King.
  I'll be a bride       Come let us haste        
      We cannot wait,       They cannot wait,   We cannot wait,
  this very day,       to make us one,        
      We cannot wait,       They cannot wait,   We cannot wait,
  I'll be a bride this very, very day.       And on your finger I will place a token,        
          This is a thing that's very often done
For promises are made but to be broken.
       
  I'll be a bride                
      Tho' he be late       Tho' he be late   Tho' he be late
  this very day,                
      We cannot wait       They will not wait   We cannot wait
  this very day.
And you should have been here some days before, oh!
      Ah! let us hasten, let us hasten,
love, to
make us
one.
       
  I've resolv'd to give my heart away
And if to anyone, ah! why not to
               
  Doro? Ah!       Let us haste away, we cannot wait,   Now they haste away, they cannot wait,   Let us haste away, we cannot wait,
  Ah!       haste away, yes, haste away.   haste away, they haste away.   haste away, yes, haste away.
  I've resolv'd, \i've resolv'd to give my heart away,                
  and if to anyone,   Ah, let us haste away,   Now let us haste away,   Ah, now they haste away,   Now let us haste away,
  and if to anyone,   Ah, let us haste away!   Now let us haste away!   Ah, now they haste away!   Now let us haste away!
  why not to                
  Doro?   Ah, haste away!   Ah, haste away!   They haste away!   Ah, haste away!

Toto, Jelly, Doro & King. Zapeter.
  So let us away to the wedding,   So now they are off to the wedding,
    Away, away, to the wedding today,     They're off, they're off to the wedding today,
  No minuet measure be treading,   While I many tears shall be shedding,
    But merrily trip it away.     And there’ll be the Dickens to pay.

Toto. Ah! Away, away,
Jelly & Doro. We'll trip it away!
Toto. Ah! Away, away,
Jelly & Doro. We'll trip it away!
Doro. Ah! Let us away to the wedding,
Away to the wedding today.
Toto. So let us away, so let us away,
Away to the wedding,
Away to the wedding,
The wedding today.
Jelly & Doro. So let us away, so let us away,
Away to the wedding,
Away to the wedding,
The wedding today.
Toto, Jelly & Doro. Away, away,

Toto. Jelly. Doro. Zapeter. King.
              The Dickens to pay,   We'll trip it away,
  Away, away,   Away, away,   Away, away,        
              The Dickens to pay,   We'll trip it away,
  We'll merrily trip it, trip it,   We'll merrily trip it, trip it,   We'll merrily trip it, trip it,        
  Ah!   Ah!   Ah!   to pay!   away!
  So now let us away to the wedding,   So now let us away to the wedding,   So now let us away to the wedding,   So now they are off to the wedding,   So now let us away to the wedding,
  Away, away to the wedding today.   Away, away to the wedding today.   Away, away to the wedding today.   Away, away to the wedding today.   Away, away to the wedding today.
  No minuet measure be treading,   No minuet measure be treading,   No minuet measure be treading,   While I many tears shall be shedding,   No minuet measure be treading,
  But merrily, merrily   But merrily, merrily   But merrily,   But there'll be the Dickens to   But merrily, merrily
  off to the wedding today,   off to the wedding today,   trip
it
away,
  pay, the Dickens to pay,   trip
it
away,
  merrily,
merrily
trip it
away,
  merrily,
merrily
trip it
away,
  merrily,
merrily
trip it
away,
  tere'll be the Dickens, the Dickens to pay,    
  away!   away!   away!   to pay!   away!
  Let us away,
let us away,
let us trip it,
trip it,
  Let us away,
let us away,
let us trip it,
trip it,
  Let us away,
let us away,
let us trip it,
trip it,
  Running away, running away,
now they trip it,
trip it,
  Let us away,
let us away,
let us trip it,
trip it,
  trip it, trip it, merrily, merrily,   trip it, trip it, merrily, merrily,   trip it, trip it, merrily, merrily,   trip it, trip it, merrily, merrily,   trip it, trip it, merrily, merrily,
  trip to the wedding today,   trip to the wedding today,   trip to the wedding today,   trip to the wedding today,   trip to the wedding today,
  Let us away, let us away,   Let us away, let us away,   Let us away, let us away,   Running away, running away,   Let us away, let us away,
  let us trip it,
trip it,
  let us trip it,
trip it,
  let us trip it,
trip it,
  now they trip it, trip it,   let us trip it,
trip it,
  trip it, trip it,   trip it, trip it,   trip it, trip it,   trip it, trip it,   trip it, trip it,
  merrily , merrily, trip to the wedding today,   merrily , merrily, trip to the wedding today,   merrily , merrily, trip to the wedding today,   merrily , merrily, trip to the wedding today,   merrily , merrily, trip to the wedding today,
  Let us away,
let us away,
let us away, away, away!
  Let us away,
let us away,
let us away, away, away!
  Let us away,
let us away,
let us away, away, away!
  Running away,
running away,
running away, away, away!
  Let us away,
let us away,
let us away, away, away!

All but ZAPETER dance off.

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