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SONG (Defendant) and CHORUS

"When First my Old, Old Love I Knew...
Oh, I Was Like That When a Lad "

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Defendant tunes his guitar.

Defendant.
The Defendant (Leo Darnton) plays an imaginary guitar (c. 1922)
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Defendant plays guitar
When first my old, old love I knew,
My bosom welled with joy;
My riches at her feet I threw -
I was a love-sick boy!
No terms seemed too extravagant
Upon her to employ -
I used to mope, and sigh, and pant,
Just like a love-sick boy!
Tink-a-tank, tink-a-tank, tink-a-tank,
 

Chorus.

Tink-a-tank,
 
Defendant,
Tink-a-tank, tink-a-tank, tink-a-tank,
 
Chorus.
Tink-a-tank,
 
Defendant. Chorus.
I used to mope, and sigh, and pant,
Just like a love-sick boy.
Tink-a-tank, tink-a-tank, tink-a-tank,
Tink, tink, tink, tink-a-tank.

Defendant.
But joy incessant palls the sense,
And love, unchanged, will cloy;
And she became a bore intense
Unto her love-sick boy!
With fitful glimmer burned my flame,
And I grew cold and coy,
At last, one morning, I became
Another's love-sick boy!
Tink-a-tank, tink-a-tank, tink-a-tank,
 
Chorus.
Tink-a-tank,
Defendant.
Tink-a-tank, tink-a-tank, tink-a-tank,
 
Chorus.
Tink-a-tank,

Defendant. Chorus.
At last, one morning, I became
Another's love-sick boy!
Tink-a-tank, tink-a-tank, tink-a-tank,
Tink, tink, tink, tink-a-tank.

Jury. (aside, advancing stealthily)

Oh, I was like that when a lad!
A shocking young scamp of a rover,
I behav'd like a regular cad,
But that sort of thing is all over.
I'm now a respectable chap
And shine with a virtue resplendent;
And therefore I haven't a scrap
Of sympathy with the defendant!

He shall treat us with awe,
If there isn't a flaw,
Singing so merrily - Trial-la-law!
Trial-la-law! Trial-la-law!
Singing so merrily - Trial-la-law!


All.

Trial-la-law! Trial-la-law!
Singing so merrily - Trial-la-law!
Trial-la-law! Trial-la-law!
Singing so merrily - Trial-la-law!

Jury enter Jury-box.

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