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No. 13: DUET (Zara & Fitzbattleaxe)
"Words of love too loudly spoken"

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Charles Kenningham & Nancy McIntosh in the Original Production, 1893
Original Production
Zara.
Words of love too loudly spoken
Ring their own untimely knell;
Noisy vows are rudely broken,
Soft the song of Philomel.
Whisper sweetly, whisper slowly,
Hour by hour and day by day;
Sweet and low as accents holy
Are the notes of lover's lay.
 
Both.
Sweet and low,
Sweet and low,
Sweet and low as accents holy
Are the notes of lover's lay,
Are the notes of lover's lay.

Fitzbattleaxe.
Let the conqueror, flushed with glory,
Bid his noisy clarions bray;
Lovers tell their artless story
In a whispered virelay.
False is he whose vows alluring
Make the listening echoes ring;
Sweet and low when all-enduring
Are the songs that lovers sing!
 
Both.
Sweet and low,
Sweet and low,
Sweet and low when all-enduring
Are the songs that lovers sing,
Are the songs that lovers sing!
Sweet and low,
Sweet and low.

Exit Zara.

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