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No. 9: Duet (Toto & Doro)
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Doro.
  Oh! tell me now, by plighted vow,
    And tell me, tell me truly,
  What cunning plot lies in the knot,
    That you have tied so newly?
  Does it recall some public ball
    To which you want inviting?
  Or is it to encourage you
    Some letter to be writing?
  My jealous mind no rest will find
    My eyes will know no sleeping,
  Till I extract the mystic fact
    It holds within its keeping.
      Oh, let that mystic fact be known
        To me alone, to me alone.
Toto.
      No, no; that secret shall be known
        To me alone, to me alone.
      It is designed to call to mind
        A most important matter.

Toto. Doro.
  No, no; that secret shall be known   Oh, let that mystic fact be known
    To me alone, to me alone,     To me alone, to me alone,
  That secret shall be known   Oh, let that mystic fact be known
    To me alone, to me alone.     To me, to me alone,
  That secret shall be known     Tso me alone,
    To me alone.     To me alone.

Toto.
  Yes, I’ll confide why this was tied —
    Forgive my thoughtless chatter,
  It is designed to call to mind
    A most important matter.
  I’ll tell you now, although I vow
    We’re not one till tomorrow,
  The knot was tied by me, your bride,
    To tell me that —
To tell me that —
To tell me that —
Oh grief, oh rage, oh sorrow!
  My fatal mem'ry knows no laws,
    My head is filled with cotton,
  My mem'ry knows no laws,
I cannot tell you, dear, because,
    Alas, I’ve quite forgotten;
Doro. (angrily.)
      Ah! Until that fact to me is known,
        I’ll live alone, I’ll live alone,
      Until that fact to me is known,
        I’ll live, I’ll live alone.

Toto. Doro.
  That secret never can be known,   Until that fact to me is known,
    Not even unto me alone,     I’ll live alone, I’ll live alone,
  That secret never can be known,   Until that secret is known.
    To me alone, to me alone,     I’ll live alone, I’ll live alone,
  Alsa not even unto me   Until that fact is known to me
    alone, alone!     I'll live alone!

Exit DORO furiously.

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