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No. 1: CHORUS

"Won't it be a pretty wedding"

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SCENE . – Market place of Speisesaal , in the Grand Duchy of Pfennig Halbpfennig. A well, with decorated ironwork, up L.C. GRETCHEN, BERTHA, OLGA , and other members of ERNEST DUMMKOPF’S theatrical company are discovered, seated at several small tables, enjoying a repast in honour of the nuptials of LUDWIG , his leading comedian, and LISA , his soubrette.

Sopranos. Altos, Tenors & Basses.
  Won’t it be a pretty wedding?
Won’t it be a pretty wedding? Won’t it be a pretty wedding?
Will not Lisa look delightful? Such a pretty, pretty wedding,
  Will not Lisa look delightful?
Smiles and tears in plenty shedding – Smiles and tears in plenty shedding –
Which in brides of course is rightful. Smiles and tears in plenty shedding –
  Which in brides of course is rightful
One could say, if one were spiteful, One could say, if one were spiteful,
Contradiction little dreading, Contradiction little dreading,
Her bouquet is simply frightful – Her bouquet is simply frightful –
  simply frightful, frightful –
Still, ‘twill be a pretty wedding! Still, ‘twill be a pretty wedding!
Oh, ‘twill be a pretty wedding! Oh, ‘twill be a pretty wedding!
Such a pretty, pretty wedding! Such a pretty, pretty wedding!
Such a pretty wedding! Such a pretty wedding!
Such a charming, charming wedding! Such a charming, charming, cahrming wedding!

Elsa.

If her dress is badly fitting,
Theirs the fault who made her trousseau.

Bertha.

If her gloves are always splitting,
Cheap kid gloves, we know, will do so.

Olga.

If upon her train she stumbled,
On one’s train one’s always treading.

Gretchen.

If her hair is rather tumbled,
Still, ‘twill be a pretty wedding!

All Four.
Such a pretty, pretty wedding.

Sopranos. Altos, Tenors & Basses.
Such a very, very pretty wedding. Such a very, very pretty wedding.
Won’t it be a pretty wedding? Won’t it be a pretty wedding?
Oh, 'twill be a pretty wedding? Oh, 'twill be a pretty wedding?
Such a pretty, pretty wedding! Such a pretty, pretty wedding!
Such a pretty wedding! Such a pretty wedding!
Such a charming, charming wedding! Such a charming, charming, charming wedding!
Here they come, the couple plighted – Here they come, the couple plighted –
On life’s journey gaily start them. On life’s journey gaily start them.
Man and maid for aye united, Man and maid for aye united,
Till divorce or death shall part them. Till divorce or death shall part them.
Man and maid for aye united, Man and maid for aye united,
Till divorce, divorce or death shall part them. Till divorce, divorce or death shall part them.
Here they come, the couple plighted. Here they come, the couple plighted.

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