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No. 12: TRIO (Inez, Grigg & José)

"Who'd to be Robber Chief aspire."

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Inez:
Silence!

José:
Silence!

Grigg:
Silence!

Inez & José:
Silence!

Grigg:
May I ask what you mean?

Inez:
Silence!

José:
Silence!

Grigg:
Silence!

Inez & José:
Silence!

José:
Listen, Chieftain, to the Queen!

Inez:
You wear the Captain's hat,

Grigg & José:
I (You) do.

Inez:
The Captain's sword and pistols.

Grigg:
True.

José
The Captains' coat and trousers, too,
You've stepp'd into the captain's shoes.

Grigg:
And let me stop you for a bit,
But to complain that they don't fit.
(nobly) Were this suit from the tailor's shears,
Had Grigg appeared as Grigg appears,
No coin from me should grace his till,
Unpaid should be that tailor's bill.

Inez and José: Grigg:
Wear this suit from the robber's shears! Were this suit from the tailor's shears,
Our Chief appears as he appear'd, Had Grigg appear'd as Grigg appears,
The hero see, his place to fill;No coin from me should grace his till,
For him will we Plot! rob! and kill!Unpaid should be that tailor's bill.

Inez:
Would he were here!

Grigg:
My tailor?

Inez:
No, sir; he who was my spouse.

Grigg:
I perfectly agree.

Inez:
But to the point; you've got a pair of hands!

Grigg:
What can I do? Your wishes are commands.
(aside) I think it quite as well to be polite,
Though of my beating heart I hear the thud.
(aloud) If I can do anything for you, name it.

Inez:
I want -

José:
We want -

Grigg:
What?

Inez & José:
Blood!

José:
Who'd to be Robber-Chief aspire,
Of that man we all require
Deeds of daring, words of fire!
Drink! drink! drink!

Inez:
Who would press me to his side,
Call the Robber-Queen his bride,
Deeds of blood must be his pride!
Drink! drink! drink!

José:
Who'd to be Robber-Chief aspire,

Inez:
Of that man we all require

Inez & José:
Deeds of daring, words of fire!
Drink! drink! drink!

José:
Deeds of fire!

Inez:
Deeds of fire!

José:
Deeds of fire!

Inez:
Deeds of fire!

Inez & José:
Deeds of blood must be his pride!
Drink! drink! drink! drink! drink! drink!

Grigg:
See, my mother, and my sire,
What they of your son require;
I from deeds and words of fire!
Shrink! Shrink! Shrink!

Inez & José:Grigg:
Who'd to be Robber Chief aspire, See, my mother,
From that man we all require and my sire,
Deeds of daring, words of fire!What they of your son require;
Drink! drink! drink! Shrink! shrink! shrink!
Drink! drink! drink! Shrink! shrink! shrink!
Who'd to be Robber Chief aspire, See, my mother,
From that man we all require and my sire,
Deeds of daring, words of fire!What they of your
Drink! drink! drink! son require;
Who'd to be Robber Chief aspire, I from deeds and
From that man we all require words of fire
Deeds of daring, words of fire!Shrink! shrink! shrink!
From that man we all require I from deeds
Deeds of daring, words of fire!and words of fire!
Words of fire!Shrink! shrink! shrink!
From that man we all require I from deeds
Deeds of daring, words of fire!and words of fire,
Fire!deeds of fire!
Drink! drink! drink! Shrink! shrink! shrink!
Drink! drink! drink! Shrink! shrink! shrink!
Drink! drink! drink! Shrink! shrink! shrink!
Drink! drink! drink! Shrink! shrink! shrink!



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