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No. 3: Stay, Bouncer Stay
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Cox.
Stay, Bouncer, stay!
To me it has occur’d
That now's the time with you to have a word.
Bouncer.
What can he mean?
I tremble, ah! I tremble!
Cox.
Listen.
Bouncer.
With pleasure!
Yes! I must dissemble.
Cox.
That two are two, arithmetic explains;
Take one from two, and only one remains;
Take one from one, and as we have been taught,
Remainder none, that is remainder - nought,
Take one from two,
Take one from one,
Take one from one, and we have been taught,
Remainder - none, that is remainder - nought.
You follow me!
I think you can.
Bouncer.
I do.
Rataplan! Rataplan!
Rataplan, plan, plan, plan,
Cox.
- plan! Now, coals is coals, as sure as eggs is eggs;
Coals haven't souls, no more than they have legs;
But, as you will admit, the case is so,
Legs or no legs, my coals contrive to go,
Contrive to go, contrive to go
Contrive to go!
But as you will admit,
The case is so,
That legs or no legs,
My coals contrive to go!

Bouncer.
Well, I should say -
or as it seems to me -
Cox.
Exactly.
Bouncer.
Quite so,
Cox.
Then we both agree.
Bouncer. (going)
As we agree, good-day -
Cox.
I've something more to say.
'Tis not my coals alone -
Eric Thornton as Bouncer and
Alan Styler as Cox
Bouncer and Cox
Bouncer.
Ah! why this cruel tone?
Cox.
But other things as dear as they to me
Which in that little closet I carefully deposit,
In them a sure and gradual loss I see
Until their case the poet's words express,
"Small by degrees,
And beautifully less."

Bouncer. Cox.
Ah! yes, their case the poet's words express; Until their case the poet's words express;
"Small by degrees, and beautifully less, "Small by degrees, and beautifully less,
Small by degrees and beautifully less,
Ah! beautifully, beautifully,
beautifully less." beautifully less."

Cox.
And now Sergeant Bouncer,
I beg to announce, sir,
For ne'er was occasion as this half as good,
Whate'er may my coals ail
These things go by wholesale,
My lucifers, candles! tea!! sugar!!! and wood!!!!!

Bouncer.
Mister Cox, Mister Cox,
My feelings overpower me.
That his lodger,
His friendly lodger
Should once suspect,
That Bouncer is -
Cox.
- a dodger.
Bouncer.
As to who takes your coals, wood, and all that,
It might have been -
Cox.
No! no!
'Twas not the cat!

Bouncer.
Rataplan, Rataplan, I'm a military man,
Rough, honest, I hope, tho' unpolish'd,
And I'll bet you a hat,
That as to the cat,
The cat in the army's abolish'd,
Cox.
Rataplan, Rataplan,
You're a military man,
Honest I hope, tho' is doesn't appear,
And as to the cat, the treacherous cat,
If it isn't in the army, don't have it here.

Bouncer.Cox.
Rataplan,
Rataplan,
Rataplan,
Rataplan,
Rataplan, Rataplan, Rataplan, plan, plan, Rataplan, Rataplan, Rataplan, plan, plan,
Rataplan,
Rataplan,
Rataplan,
Rataplan,
Rataplan, Rataplan, plan, plan, Rataplan, Rataplan, plan, plan,
Rataplan, Rataplan, I'm a military man,
Rataplan, Rataplan, He's a military man,
I'm a military man,
He's a military man,
A military, military mili-
tary, A
military, military, very military man, a
military man. military man.
Rataplan, Rataplan Rataplan, Rataplan,
I'm a military man, He's a military man,
Honest I am, as I hope to appear, Honest, I hope, tho' it doesn't appear,
And as to the cat And as to the cat,
the treacherous cat, the treacherous cat,
It isn't in the army, It isn't in the army,
and we won't have it here, and we won't have it here,
Rataplan
Rataplan
Rataplan
Rataplan
Rataplan, Rataplan, Rataplan, plan, plan, Rataplan, Rataplan, Rataplan, plan, plan,
Rataplan
Rataplan
Rataplan
Rataplan
Rataplan, Rataplan, plan, plan, Rataplan, Rataplan, plan, plan,
Rataplan, Rataplan, I'm a military man,
Rataplan, Rataplan, He's a military man,
I'm a military man,
He's a military man,
A military, military mili-
tary, A
military, military, very military man, a
military man. military man.
Rataplan, Rataplan Rataplan, Rataplan,
I'm a military man, He's a military man,
Honest I am, as I hope to appear, Honest, I hope, tho' it doesn't appear,
And as to the cat And as to the cat,
the treacherous cat, the treacherous cat,
It isn't in the army, It isn't in the army,
and we won't have it here, and we won't have it here,
Rataplan, Rataplan Rataplan, Rataplan,
I'm a military man, He's a military man,
I'm a military, military, military,military man. He's a military, military, military, military man.

Exit COX.

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