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No. 11: DUET (Josephine & Ralph)

"Refrain, audacious tar"

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Josephine.
Refrain, audacious tar,
Your suit from pressing,
Remember what you are,
And whom addressing!
Refrain, audacious tar,
Your suit from pressing,
Remember what you are,
And whom addressing!
Refrain, audacious tar,
Remember what you are!

(aside) I'd laugh my rank to scorn
In union holy,
Were he more highly born
Or I more lowly!
I'd laugh my rank to scorn
In union holy,
Were he more highly born
Or I more lowly!
Josephine (Muriel Dickson) & Ralph (Charles Goulding), 1938
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Ralph.
Proud lady, have your way,
Unfeeling beauty!
You speak and I obey,
It is my duty!
I am the lowliest tar
That sails the water,
And you, proud maiden, are
My captain's daughter!
Proud lady, have your way,
You speak, and I obey.

(aside) My heart, with anguish torn,
Bows down before her,
She laughs my love to scorn,
Yet I adore her,
My heart, with anguish torn,
Bows down before her,
She laughs my love to scorn,
Yet I adore her!
Josephine (Muriel Harding) & Ralph (Neville Griffiths),
c. 1952
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Josephine. Ralph.
Refrain, audacious tar,
Your suit from pressing!
 
  Proud lady, have your way,
Unfeeling beauty!
I'd laugh my rank to scorn
In union holy,
Were he more highly born
Or I more lowly.
My heart, with anguish torn,
Bows down before her;
She laughs my love to scorn,
Yet I adore her.

Exit Josephine into cabin.

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