The Zoo by Arthur Sullivan


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Song No. 3

NOW LET'S GO BACK... AH! MAIDEN FAIR

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Carboy:

Now let's go back to where we were,
And, if you please, remove the chair.

Chorus:

Rash man! again we say forbear!

Carboy:

Withdraw the chair!
Withdraw the chair!

(Enter Eliza Smith.)

Eliza:

Young man, I say, get out of that,
What on earth may you be at?
Destroy yourself? You shan't -- that's flat!

Chorus:

Rash man! forebear!
Rash man! forebear!

(They retire.)

Carboy:

Oh! cruel fate!
Oh! cruel fate!

Eliza:

Apples! Oranges! Lemonade!
Gingerbeer! Soda water!

(Enter Thomas Brown.)

Brown:

That voice! that lovely voice I know so well!
Its accents tender make my bosom swell
With deep emotion! -- (sees Carboy) -- Ah! a rival here!

Eliza (tenderly):

Thomas dear!
Thomas dear!

DUET

Brown:

Ah! maiden fair,
Pray have a care,
You should not try your slave,
Beware, beware!
My feelings spare,
Give back the heart I gave.

Eliza:

Oh! Thomas Brown,
Withdraw the frown,
That mantles on your brow;
Around the town,
Both up and down,
There's none compared to you!

Brown:

Ah! maiden fair.

Eliza:

Oh! Thomas Brown.

Brown:

Pray have a care.

Brown:

Withdraw the frown.

Both:

Ah!
Oh come my love,
To the shady grove,
And there we'll roam alone;
And as we rove,
My love I'll prove,
Beneath the setting sun.
My love I'll prove,
Beneath the setting sun.
Oh come my love,
Oh come my love.

Thomas and Eliza
The Pennine Players

(They go up towards Refreshment Stall.)



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