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Nos. 7 & 8: QUINTET
(Julia, Lisa, Ernest, Notary & Ludwig)

"Strange the views some people hold"

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Lisa, Ernest, Notary & Ludwig. Julia.
Strange the views some people hold!  
Two young fellows quarrel — Strange the views some people
Then they fight, for both are bold — hold!
Rage of both is uncontroll'd — Strange, oh,
Both are stretched out, stark and cold! strange their views,

All.
Prithee where's the moral?
Ding, ding dong, ding dong, dong!
Ding, ding dong, ding dong, dong!
There's an end to further action,
And this barbarous transaction
Is described as "satisfaction."
Ha! ha! ha! ha! satisfaction!
Ding, ding dong, ding dong, dong!
Ding, ding dong, ding dong, dong!
Each is laid in churchyard mould —
Strange the views some people hold!

Lisa, Ernest, Notary & Ludwig. Julia.
Strange the views, Strange Strange the views some people hold!
the views some people hold! Strange,
Strange, oh strange the views. Strange, oh strange the views.

Lisa, Ernest, Notary & Ludwig. Julia.
Better than the method old,  
Which was coarse and cruel, Better than the method
Is the plan that we've extoll'd old,
Sing thy virtues manifold Better,
(Better than refined gold!) better is the

All.
Statutory Duel!
Sing, sing song, sing, song, song!
Sing, sing song, sing, song, song!
Sword or pistol neither uses —
Playing card he lightly chooses,
And the loser simply loses.
Ha! ha! ha! ha! simply loses!
Sing, sing song, sing, song, song!
Sing, sing song, sing, song, song!
If society were poll'd,
Who'd suppose the method old!

Lisa, Ernest, Notary & Ludwig. Julia.
Strange the views, Strange Strange the views some people hold!
the views some people hold! Strange,
Strange, oh strange the views. Strange, oh strange the views.
Ding dong, ding dong, dong, dong. Ding dong, ding dong, dong, dong.

Notary. (offering card)
Now take a card and gaily sing
How little you care for Fortune's rubs.

Ernest.(drawing a card)
Hurrah, hurrah! I've drawn a King!

All.
A King!
He's drawn a King!
Sing Hearts and Diamonds, Spades and Clubs!
Sing Hearts and Diamonds, Spades and Clubs!
How strange a thing!
(dancing)
He's drawn a King!
An excellent card, his chance it aids!
Sing Diamonds Hearts and Spades and Clubs,
Diamonds, Hearts and Clubs and Spades!
Sing Hearts and Diamonds, Spades and Clubs!
Sing Diamonds, Hearts and Clubs and Spades!
Sing Hearts and Diamonds, Spades and Clubs!
Sing Hearts and Spades!

Notary. (to Ludwig)
Now take a card with heart of grace,
(Whatever our fate, let's play our parts).

Ludwig. (drawing card)
Hurrah, hurrah! I've drawn an Ace!

All.
An Ace!
He's drawn an Ace!
Sing Clubs and Diamonds, Spades and Hearts!
Sing Clubs and Diamonds, Spades and Hearts!
(dancing)
He's drawn an Ace!
Observe his face
Such rare good fortune falls to few.
Sing Diamonds Hearts and Spades and Clubs,
Diamonds, Hearts and Clubs and Spades!
Sing Hearts and Diamonds, Spades and Clubs!
Sing Diamonds, Hearts and Clubs and Spades!
Sing Hearts and Diamonds, Spades and Clubs!
Sing Hearts and Spades!

Notary.
That both these maids may keep their troth,
And never misfortune them befall,
I'll hold 'em as trustee for both.

All.
He'll hold 'em both!
He'll hold 'em both!
Yes, he'll hold 'em both!
Sing Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, Spades and all!
Sing Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, Spades and all!
(dancing)
By joint de-cree
As our/your trustee
This Notary we/you will now install
In custody let him keep their/our hearts,
By joint decree as our trustee,
As our/your trustee
This No-tary we/you will now install.

Ernest & Ludwig.
As our trustee —

All.
Sing Diamonds Hearts and Spades and Clubs,
Diamonds, Hearts and Clubs and Spades!
Sing Hearts and Diamonds, Spades and Clubs!
Sing Diamonds, Hearts and Clubs and Spades!
Sing Hearts and Diamonds, Spades and Clubs!
Sing Diamonds, Hearts and all!
Hearts and all!

Dance and exeunt — Ludwig, Ernest, and Notary off with the two girls.

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