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No. 19: Song (Dancing Sunbeam, with Blush-of-Morning, Honey-of-Life, Heart's Desire, Physician, Sultan & Vizier)

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Sunbeam.
  In the heart of my hearts I've always known —
Others.
    She's always known —
Sunbeam.
    I've always known
  I should one day grace a social throne!
Others.
      A social throne she'd grace!
Sunbeam.
  I dreamed at the age of slim fifteen —
Others.
    Far dim fifteen —
Sunbeam.
    Of slim fifteen
  I should be what you see — a Social Queen!
Others.
      Then take your proper place!
Sunbeam.
        For to stand at the top
          Of a wide staircase,
        Till you're fit to drop
          With a fixed grimace
Others.
        (That is meant for a smile
          Of enjoyment keen),
            Is the way
To be gay
          As a Social Queen —
      And that's your proper, proper place!
All.
      Ah! That's my/your proper, proper place!

Sunbeam.
  There are women I've known, and I sha'n't forget —
Others.
    She can't forget —
Sunbeam.
    I sha'n't forget —
  Who were Queens in my suburban set —
Others.
      A far inferior race!
Sunbeam.
  They'll learn there's a wider gap between —
Others.
    A gap between —
Sunbeam.
    A gulf between
  Them and me (you'll see) now I'm a Queen!
Others.
      You'll put them in their place!
Sunbeam.
        For to turn up your nose
          At the people who
        Are precisely those
          Who have once snubbed you —
Others.
        For to patronize them,
          Or to cut them clean,
            Is the height
Of delight
          To a Social Queen!
      And that's your proper, proper place!
All.
      Ah! That's my/your proper, proper place!

Dance.

Exeunt Dancing Sunbeam, Honey-of-Life, Blush-of-Morning, Heart's Desire and Physician.


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