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The Rose of Persia


No. 4: Recit. & Trio (Blush-of-Morn, Dancing Sunbeam & Abdallah)

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Blush. (Recit.)
  Sunbeam! the Priest keeps saying, sotto voce,
"You'll soon be widows — five-and-twenty widows!"
I find his conversation most depressing!

Sunbeam.
  Depressing? Nonsense!

Abdallah.
 

Five-and-twenty widows!
Unhappy lot!


Sunbeam.
  A lot — but not unhappy!

TRIO.

Abdallah.
 

If a sudden stroke of Fate
Your Hassan eliminate —


Blush.
  I shall sit and sob and sigh,
"Woe is me, a widow I!"

Sunbeam.
  But you'll gradually grow
Quite accustomed to the blow!

Blush. Sunbeam & Abdallah.
  Time will soften ev'ry blow,
That's a cheerful thing to know!
  Time will soften ev'ry
That's a cheerful thing to know!
  Yes, time will soft-   Yes, time will soften ev'ry blow,
                                 en ev'ry blow!   And that's a cheerful thing to know!

Abdallah.
  Nature needs (and gets) variety!

Sunbeam.
  Nature pleads for bright Society!

Blush.
  Widow's weeds may choke felicity —

All.
  Time and his sickle the weeds may prune!

Abdallah.
  Longest lane will turn to happiness!

Sunbeam.
  Why complain of widow's-cappiness?

Blush.
 

Steps regain their elasticity —
Time is a lover of lively tune!


All.
  Time will soften every blow,
That's a useful thing to know!
Time will soften every blow,
That's a useful thing to know!
Time will soften every blow,
Yes, time will soften ev'ry kind of blow,
Ev'ry blow!

DANCE.

Exeunt Blush-of-Morning and Dancing Sunbeam to house, Abdallah to street.


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