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SONG (Counsel) with SOLI (Plaintiff & Usher) and CHORUS

"May it Please You, My Lud"

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Counsel.
May it please you, my lud!
Gentlemen of the Jury!

With a sense of deep emotion,
I approach this painful case;
For I never had a notion
That a man could be so base,
Or deceive a girl confiding,
Vows etcetera, deriding

Plaintiff falls sobbing on Counsel's breast and remains there.

Chorus.
He deceived a girl confiding,
Vows, etcetera, deriding.

Counsel.
See my interesting client,
Victim of a heartless wile!
See the traitor, all defiant,
Wear a supercilious smile!
Sweetly smiled my client on him,
Coyly woo'd and gently won him.

Chorus.

Sweetly smiled his client on him,
Coyly woo'd and gently won him.


Counsel. (with increased energy)
Swiftly fled each honeyed hour
Spent with this unmanly male
Camberwell became a bow'r,
Peckham, an Arcadian vale,
Breathing concentrated otto!
An existence á la Watteau.
 
Counsel (Leslie Rands) denounces the Defendant (Leonard Osborn) (1939)
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Counsel denounces Defendant
Chorus.
Bless us, concentrated otto!
An existence á la Watteau.
 
Counsel.
Picture, then, my client naming,
And insisting on the day:
Picture him excuses framing -
Going from her far away;
Doubly criminal to do so,
For the maid had bought her
trousseau!
 
Chorus.
Doubly criminal to do so,
For the maid had bought her trousseau!

Plaintiff. Counsel. Usher. Jury.
 

(to Plaintiff, who weeps)
Cheer up, my pretty -
Oh, cheer up!

   
      Cheer up, cheer up,
We love you!
Ah me! Cheer up, my pretty - Cheer up,  
Ah me! Oh, cheer up! Cheer up, cheer up.  
      Cheer up, cheer up,
We love you!
Ah me! Cheer up! Cheer up! Cheer up, cheer up,
We love you!
Ah me! Cheer up! Cheer up! Cheer up!

Counsel leads Plaintiff fondly into Witness-box, he takes a tender leave of her, and resumes his place in Court.

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