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No. 18: SONG (Baroness & Chorus)
No. 19: RECIT & SOLO (Julia)

"Now away to the wedding we go...
So ends my dream "

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Baroness.
Now away to the wedding we go,
So summon the charioteers –
No kind of reluctance we show
To embark on our married careers.
Though Julia’s emotion may flow
In the form of impetuous tears,
To our wedding we’ll eagerly go,
So summon, so summon the charioteers!
Chorus.
To our wedding we’ll eagerly go,
So summon, so summon the charioteers!

(All dance off to wedding except Julia.)

Julia. (recit.)
So ends my dream – so fades my vision fair!
Of hope no gleam – distraction and despair!
My cherished dream, the Ducal throne to share,
That aim supreme has vanished into air!

Ilka Palmay as Julia
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All is darksome – all is dreary.
Broken every promise plighted –
Sad and sorry – weak and weary!
Every new-born hope is blighted!
Death the Friend or Death the Foe,
Shall I call upon thee? No!
I will go on living, living, though
Sad and sorry – weak and weary!

Death the Friend or Death the Foe,
Shall I call upon thee? No!
I will go on living, living,
Sad and sorry, weary and weak!

Sad and sorry, weak and weary!
Sad and sorry, weak and weary!
I will go on living,
Though sad and sorry —
Sad and sorry —
Sad and sorry — weak and weary!

No, no! No, no!
No, no! No, no! Ah!

No, no! Let the bygone go by!
For no good ever came of repining:
If today there are clouds o’er the sky,
Yet tomorrow the sun may be shining!
Tomorrow, be kind,
Tomorrow, to me!
With loyalty blind
I bow me to thee!
Tomorrow, be kind,
Tomorrow, to me!
With loyalty blind
I bow me to thee!

Today is a day of illusion and sorrow,
So viva Tomorrow,
God save you, Tomorrow!
Your servant, Tomorrow!
God save you, Tomorrow!
Your servant, Tomorrow!
God save you, Tomorrow!
Your servant, Tomorrow!
God save you, Tomorrow!
Your servant, Tomorrow!
Your servant, Tomorrow!

(Exit Julia.)

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