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ACT II

No. 15: Chorus

"Happy are we in our loving frivolity"

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Scene: — Market place in the village. In centre a Market Cross or drinking fountain. Enter Peasants dancing, coupled two and two: an old man with a young girl, then an old woman with a young man, then other ill-assorted couples.

Women.
Happy are we in our loving frivolity,
Happy and jolly as people of quality;
Men.
Love is the source of all joy to humanity,
Money, position and rank are a vanity;
Women.
Year after year we've been waiting and tarrying,
Men.
Without ever thinking of loving or marrying.
Women.
Tho' we've been hitherto deaf, dumb, and blind to it,
Men.
It's pleasant enough when you've made up your mind to it.
All.
Happy are we in our loving frivolity,
Happy and jolly as people of quality;
Tho' we've been hitherto deaf, dumb, and blind to it,
Pleasant enough when you've made up your mind to it.
Pleasant enough very, say we,
Pleasant enough say we.

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