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No. 17: DUET & CHORUS (Rose & Richard)

"Happily coupled are we"

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Richard and Rose enter, preceded by Chorus of Bridesmaids.

Richard.
Happily coupled are we,
You see —
I am a jolly Jack Tar,
My star,
And you are the fairest,
The richest and rarest
Of innocent lasses you are,
By far —
Of innocent lasses you are!
Fanned by a favouring gale,
You'll sail
Over life's treacherous sea
With me,
And as for bad weather,
We'll brave it together,
And you shall creep under my lee,
My wee!
And you shall creep under my lee!
For you are such a smart little craft —
Such a neat little, sweet little craft,
Such a bright little, tight little,
Slight little, light little,
Trim little, prim little craft!
Charles Goulding as Richard

Bridesmaids.
For she is such a smart little craft —
Such a neat little, sweet little craft,
Such a bright little, tight little,
Slight little, light little,
Trim little, prim little craft!

  Rose.
Elsie Griffin as Rose
My hopes will be blighted, I fear,
My dear;
In a month you'll be going to sea,
Quite free,
And all of my wishes
You'll throw to the fishes
As though they were never to be;
Poor me!
As though they were never to be.
And I shall be left all alone
To moan,
And weep at your cruel deceit,
Complete; While you'll be asserting
Your freedom by flirting
With every woman you meet,
You cheat —
Ah! With every woman you meet!
Ah! Though I am such a smart little craft —
Such a neat little, sweet little craft,
Such a bright little, tight little,
Slight little, light little,
Trim little, prim little craft!

Rose & Richard. Bridesmaids.
  Though she is such a smart little craft —
Such a neat little, sweet little craft,
Such a bright little, tight little,
Slight little, light little,
Trim little, prim little craft!
Ah!
Ah!
Such a bright little, tight little,
Slight little, light little,
Trim little, prim little craft!

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