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No. 15: Duet (Jane & Bunthorne)

"So go to him and say to him"

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Jane.
So go to him and say to him, with compliment ironical —
Bunthorne.
Sing "Hey to you —
Good-day to you" —
And that's what I shall say!
Jane.
"Your style is much too sanctified —
your cut is too canonical" —
Bunthorne.
Sing "Bah to you —
Ha! ha! to you" —
And that's what I shall say!
Jane.
"I was the beau ideal of the morbid young aesthetical —
To doubt my inspiration was regarded as heretical —
Until you cut me out with your placidity emetical."
Bunthorne.
Sing "Booh to you —
Pooh, pooh to you" —
And that's what I shall say!
Sing "Booh to you —
Pooh, pooh to you" —
And that's what I shall say!
Jane (Gillian Knight) and Bunthorne (John Reed)
(1961-2)
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Jane. Bunthorne.
Sing "Hey to you — good-day to you" — "Hey,
Sing "Bah to you — ha! ha! to you" — Good-day
Sing "Booh to you — pooh, pooh to you" — Bah,
And that's what you should say! ha! ha!
Sing "Hey to you — good-day to you" — Booh,
Sing "Bah to you — ha! ha! to you" — pooh-pooh,
Sing "Booh to you" — Bah.
And that's what you should say! And that's what I shall say!
"Bah,  
  "Booh,
bah."  
  booh."
And that's what you should say! And that's what I shall say!
  "Bah,
"Booh,  
  bah,"
booh,"  
And that's what you should say! And that's what I shall say!

Bunthorne.
I'll tell him that unless he will consent to be more jocular —
Jane.
Sing "Booh to you —
Pooh, pooh to you" —
And that's what you should say!
Bunthorne.
To cut his curly hair, and stick an eyeglass in his ocular —
Jane.
Sing "Bah to you —
Ha! ha! to you" —
And that's what you should say!
Bunthorne.
To stuff his conversation full of quibble and of quiddity,
To dine on chops and roly-poly pudding with avidity —
He'd better clear away with all convenient rapidity.
John Reed and Gillian Knight (1960s)
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Jane.
Sing "Booh to you —
Pooh, pooh to you" —
And that's what you should say!
Bunthorne.
Sing "Booh to you —
Pooh, pooh to you" —
And that's what I shall say!

Jane. Bunthorne.
Sing "Hey to you — good-day to you" — "Hey,
Sing "Bah to you — ha! ha! to you" — Good-day
Sing "Booh to you — pooh, pooh to you" — Bah,
And that's what you should say! ha! ha!
Sing "Hey to you — good-day to you" — Booh,
Sing "Bah to you — ha! ha! to you" — pooh-pooh,
Sing "Booh to you" — Bah.
And that's what you should say! And that's what I shall say!
"Bah,  
  "Booh,
bah."  
  booh."
And that's what you should say! And that's what I shall say!
  "Bah,
"Booh,  
  bah,"
booh,"  
And that's what you should say! And that's what I shall say!

Exeunt Bunthorne and Jane together.

Henry Lytton and Bertha Lewis
(1919-20)
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