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No. 2: ENTRANCE OF DUCAL PARTY
"From the sunny Spanish shore "
Midi Symbol

Flourish. A gondola arrives at the Piazzetta steps, from which enter the Duke of Plaza-Toro, the Duchess, their daughter Casilda, and their attendant Luiz, who carries a drum. All are dressed in pompous but old and faded clothes.

The Duke (Henry Lytton), The Duchess (Bertha Lewis)
& Casilda (Sylvia Cecil) arrive in Venice.
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Duke.
From the sunny Spanish shore,
The Duke of Plaza-Tor' —
Duchess.
And His Grace's Duchess true —
Casilda.
And His Grace's daughter, too —
Luiz.
And His Grace's private drum
To Venetia's shores have come,
To Venetia's shores have come:
All.

And if ever, ever, ever
They get back to Spain,
They will never, never, never
Cross the sea again —
They will never, never, never, never,
Never, never, never, never,
Never, never, never,
Cross the sea again!

Duke.
Neither that Grandee from the Spanish shore,
The noble Duke of Plaza-Tor' —
Duchess.
Nor His Grace's Duchess, staunch and true —
Casilda.
You may add, His Grace's daughter, too —
Luiz.
Nor His Grace's own particular drum
To Venetia's shores will come,
To Venetia's shores will come:
All.
And if ever, ever, ever
They get back to Spain,
They will never, never, never
Cross the sea again —
They will never, never, never, never,
Never, never, never, never,
Never, never, never,
Cross the sea again!
They will never, never, never, never,
Never, never, never, never,
Never, never, never,
Cross the sea again!
Herbert Garry as Luiz, 1941
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