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A pretty, fair girl, crowned with lilies, is seen to pass the windows, accompanied by her parents and a small following of friends.
 
CHORUS.
  Maidens and men of Mirlemont town,
    Hither we come at your call!
  Ye have bidden the fairest, then needs must ye own
    We bring ye the fairest of all!
  White lilies she wears for a crown,
    For her cheek as a lily is white,
      And straight as a lily she grows,
        Straight and slender and tall;
      Yet day shall not draw to its close
Ere the lily be changed to the rose,
    For shall ye not crown her to-night
        The fairest of all?
    For shall ye not crown her to-night
      The fairest of all?

[NOTE This song appears in the libretto but not in the vocal score. For this Web Opera music has been adapted for this song from No. 6.]

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