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No. 14: DUET (Richard & Despard)

"You understand?"

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Richard.
You understand?
Sir Despard.
I think I do;
With vigour unshaken
This step shall be taken.
It's neatly planned.
Richard.
I think so too;
I'll readily bet it
You'll never regret it!
Both.
For duty, duty must be done;
The rule applies to every one,
And painful though that duty be,
To shirk the task were fiddle-de-dee!
To shirk the task were fiddle-de-dee!
To shirk the task,
To shirk the task were fiddle-de,
Fiddle-de, fiddle-de,
Fiddle-de, fiddle-de,
Fiddle-de, fiddle-de-dee!
Sir Despard (Richard Watson) and Richard (Leonard Osborn) (c. 1950)
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Sir Despard.
The bridegroom comes –
Richard.
Likewise the bride –
The maidens are very
Elated and merry;
They are her chums.
Sir Despard.
To lash their pride
Were almost a pity,
The pretty committee!
Both.
But duty, duty must be done;
The rule applies to every one,
And painful though that duty be,
To shirk the task were fiddle-de-dee!
To shirk the task were fiddle-de-dee!
To shirk the task,
To shirk the task were fiddle-de,
Fiddle-de, fiddle-de,
Fiddle-de, fiddle-de,
Fiddle-de, fiddle-de-dee!

Exeunt Richard and Sir Despard.

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