Gilbert and Sullivan Archive

The Vicar of Bray

Oh, Why is My Love So Cold to Me
No. 3, Sung by Winifred and Teachers

MIDI Icon MIDI File 1 min. 23 seconds, sequenced by Cliff Coles.


WINIFRED:

Oh, why is my love so cold to me?
Oh, why is my love so blind?
His passion he long since told to me -
Oh, can he have changed his mind?
As certain as I'm an only lass,
I shouldn't have been so sad,
If he had been born a lonely lass
And I had been born a lad.
TEACHERS:
That's very true.
WINIFRED:
What's very true?
TEACHERS:
As certain as you're an only lass,
You wouldn't have been so sad,
ALL:
If he had been born a lonely lass
And I had been born a lad.
WINIFRED:
His love for me once was strong enough -
Oh, can it have passed away?
Alack-a-day, life's not long enough
For dalliance and delay.
Oh! why is my love so cold to me?
Oh, why is my love so coy?
A maiden had been more bold to me,
If I had been born a boy.
TEACHERS:
No doubt of that!
WINIFRED:
No doubt of what?
TEACHERS:
No doubt that your love is cold to you!
No doubt that your love is coy!
ALL:
A maiden had been more bold to you/me,
WINIFRED:
If I had been born
ALL:
a boy.


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