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No. 11: Song (Princess Toto)
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Toto.
  I have two worlds, I live two lives,
    One here, and one elsewhere;
  In both of them men marry wives,
    And love them here and there.
  This world that rolls about the sun,
    With sin and sorrow teems;
  The other, and the fairer one,
    Is called the world of dreams.
  The other, and the fairer one,
    Is called the world, the world of dreams.
     
  In that sweet land you rule the roast,
    Whatever rank you bear,
  For, come what may, you are the most
    Important person there.
  Whatever you may wish come true,
    You always win, you always win your stake,
  And, should misfortune threaten you,
    You’ve only got to wake.
  And, should misfortune threaten you,
    You’ve only got to wake.
     
  Oh, if we, who are wide awake,
    And very shrewd and deep,
  Could wipe out ev'ry sad mistake
    By falling fast asleep;
  If from our folly we were freed
    Whene’re a nap we take,
  How very, very few indeed
    Would ever keep awake.
    How few indeed would ever keep awake,
    How few indeed, how very few
Would ever keep awake.

Enter SAGO, BRIGANDS, BRIDESMAIDS etc.

Jelly. Everything is prepared for the wedding; the clergyman is ready, and the bridesmaids are ready, and we are only awaiting your pleasure. 

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