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No. 20: TRIO (Ruth, Frederic & King)

"Away, away! my heart's on fire!"

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Ruth & King.
Away, away! my heart’s on fire;
I burn, this base deception to repay.
This very night my vengeance dire
Shall glut itself in gore. Away, away!

Frederic.
Away, away! ere I expire –
I find my duty hard to do today!
My heart is filled with anguish dire,
It strikes me to the core. Away, away!

King.
With falsehood foul
He tricked us of our brides.
Let vengeance howl;
The Pirate so decides.
Our nature stern
He softened with his lies,
And, in return,
To-night the traitor dies.

Ruth & Frederic.
Yes, yes! tonight the traitor dies!

All.
Yes, yes! tonight the traitor dies!

Ruth.
Tonight he dies!
King.
Yes, or early tomorrow.
Frederic.
His girls likewise?
Ruth.
They will welter in sorrow.
King.
The one soft spot –
Ruth.
In their natures they cherish –
Frederic.
And all who plot –
King.
To abuse it shall perish!
All.

Tonight he dies!
Yes, or early tomorrow.
His girls likewise,
They will welter in sorrow.
The one soft spot –
In their natures they cherish –
And all who plot –
To abuse it shall perish!
Away, away, away!
Tonight the traitor dies!
Away, away! Tonight, tonight,
Tonight the traitor dies!
Tonight! Away!

Exeunt KING and RUTH.

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