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But Yesterday in Convent Gray

No. 15, Sung by Bianca

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BIANCA:

But yesterday, in convent gray,
By gloomy walls enfolded,
I was at studies all the day,
And sometimes - often - well, always scolded.
'Twas lessons on an endless plan,
And miscalled recreation,
And not a sight of any man,
Except some near relation!

Today the sky is bright on high,
Today the world uncloses,
I see unfold its gates of gold,
And all the way is roses!
Today, today my dream comes true,
And all through you, and all through you!
Today, today my dream comes true, comes true!

And when a holiday would come
I gained but little by it,
Beneath the stern paternal thumb
I was demure and quiet.
He talked of genealogies,
But I could not discover,
In all those dead old pedigrees
A single living lover!

Good-bye to wars of ancestors
I hear my bride-bells ringing,
"Thou art a woman now," they cry,
And love is all they're singing!
Today, today my dreams come true,
And all through you, and all through you!
Today, today my dreams come true, come true!

 

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