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The Rose of Persia


No. 22: Quintet and Chorus
(Scent-of-Lilies, Heart's Desire, Yussuf, Hassan & Executioner)

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Scent (to Executioner).
  It's a busy, busy, busy, busy day for thee!
Very busy, busy, busy must a morning be
    For any man
Who has to plan
  For a wedding and a beheading.
     
Executioner.
  For the marriage order carriages at half-past two:
(to Hassan). And the block at two o'clock, but that will be
      for you
    And, bless my heart,
It's time to start,
  Or I shall be late for the wedding!
Chorus.
  But bless my heart, it's time to start,
Or we shall be late for the wedding!

Yussuf (to Desire).
  Of overpowering high degree
Th'exalted dame who marries me!
    But we must part,
My own sweetheart,
Must part, my true sweetheart!
Scent (to Desire):.
  It's a mise-mise-miserable day for thee!
Ah! mise-miserable will the marriage be!
Desire (to Yussuf).
    I'll plot and plan,
And, if I can,
  Upset the fate you're dreading!
Upset the fate you're dreading!

Hassan (to Yussuf).
  At your marriage, though the carriages obstruct
      the view,
  It's the block at two o'clock that I shall not get through!
    And bless my heart,
It's time to start,
 
  Or I shall be late for beheading!
Chorus.
  Or I shall be late for the wedding.

Scent. Hearts. Yussuf. Hassan. Exec. Chorus.
Of over Of over It's a busy, busy, busy It's a busy, busy, busy It's a busy, busy, busy
powering I'll plot and plan powering busy day for thee: busy day for me: busy day for thee:
high high Very busy, busy, busy Very busy, busy, busy Very busy, busy, busy
degree, I'll plot and plan! degree, must a morning be, must a morning be, must a morning be,
The exalt- The exalt- For any man For any man For any man
ed dame who I'll plot and plan, And, ed dame who who has to plan For a who has to plan For a who has to plan For a
marries thee, if I can, Upset marries me, wedding and be head- wedding and behead- wedding and behead-
the Fate ing! ing! ing!
But he you're dreading! But we For the marriage order For the marriage order For he marriage order
must part From must part, my carriages at half-past two; carriages at half-past two; carriages at half-past two;
his own I'll plot and plan, own And the block at two o'clock, And the block at two o'clock, And the block at two o'clock,
--- --- That I shall not get But that will be for But that will be for
sweetheart, must part From I'll plot and plan, and if I can, sweetheart, must part my through! But, bless my heart, It's time to start,
his true Upset true Or I Or I Or I
the Fate you're shall be late for the shall be late for the shall be latge for the
sweetheart! dreading! sweetheart! wedding! wedding! wedding!

Scent, Hearts,
Hassan, Exec.
Yussuf. Chorus.
    Bless my heart,
It's time to start, it's
Of Of time!
over over It's a busy, busy, busy, busy
powering powering day for thee!
Very
high degree The high degree The busy, busy, busy must a morning be,
exalted Rose-in- exalted Rose-in- For the marriage order carriages at
half-past two,
And the
Bloom may be. Bloom may be. block at two o'clock, but that'll be for you!
But part But part And the block
at two o'clock, but
they must, But we must, But that'll be for you! And,
bless my heart,
It's time to start,
Or else be late, for the wedding!
bless my heart,
It's time to start,
Or else be late, for the wedding!
bless my heart,
It's time to start,
Or else be late, for the wedding!

Exeunt all except Yussuf and Heart's Desire.


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