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No. 15: DUET (Point & Wilfred)

"Hereupon we're both agreed"

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Leo Sheffield as Shadbolt & Henry Lytton as Point, 1926

Point & Wilfred.

Hereupon we're both agreed,
All that we two
Do agree to
We'll secure by solemn deed,
To prevent all
Error mental.

Point.
You on Elsie are to call
With a story
Grim and gory;

Wilfred.
How this Fairfax died, and all
I declare to
You're to swear to.

Point. Wilfred.
I to swear to!  
  I declare to,
I to swear to!  
  I declare to,
I to swear to,
You declare to,
I to swear to!
I declare to,
You’re to swear to,
I declare to!

Both.
Tell a tale of cock and bull,
Of convincing detail full
Tale tremendous,
Heav'n defend us!
What a tale of cock and bull!

Point. Wilfred.
In return for my own part
I am making
Undertaking,
To instruct you in the art
(Art amazing,
Wonder raising)

In return for your own part
You are making
Undertaking,
To instruct me in the art
(Art amazing,
Wonder raising)

Of a jester, jesting free.
Proud position —
High ambition!
 
  And a lively one I'll be,
Wag-a-wagging,
Never flagging!
Wag-a-wagging,  
  Never flagging,
Wag-a-wagging,  
  Never flagging,
Never flagging,
Wag-a-wagging,
Never flagging,
Wag-a-wagging,
Never flagging,
Wag-a-wagging!

Both.
Tell a tale of cock and bull,
Of convincing detail full
Tale tremendous,
Heav'n defend us!
What a tale of cock and bull!

Point. Wilfred.
What a tale of cock,

 

  What a tale of bull!
What a tale of cock,  
  What a tale of bull!
  Never flagging,
What a tale of cock and bull,
Cock and bull, cock and bull,
Heav'n defend us!
What a tale of cock and bull!
What a tale of cock and bull,
Cock and bull, cock and bull,
Heav'n defend us!
What a tale of cock and bull!

Exeunt together.

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