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No. 20: QUATET (Elsie, Phœbe, Fairfax & Point)

"When a wooer goes a-wooing"
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Elsie.
When a wooer
Goes a-wooing,
Naught is truer
Than his joy.

Fairfax.
Maiden hushing
All his suing—
Boldly blushing,
Bravely coy!
Bravely coy!

Elsie.
Boldly blushing,
Fairfax.
Boldly blushing —
Elsie.
Bravely coy!
1950s Production

All.
Oh, the happy days of doing!
Oh, the sighing and the suing!
When a wooer goes a-wooing,
Oh the sweets that never cloy!

Phœbe. (weeping)
When a brother leaves his sister
For another, sister weeps,
Tears that trickle,
Tears that blister —
'Tis but mickle Sister reaps!
Tears that trickle,
Tears that blister —

All.
Oh, the doing and undoing,
Oh, the sighing and the suing,
When a brother goes a-wooing,
And a sobbing sister weeps!

Jessie Rose as Phœbe, Lillian Coomber as Elsie,
Pacie Ripple as Fairfax, and Charles H. Workman as Jack Point, Savoy Theatre, 1906-07.
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Point.
When a jester Is outwitted,
Feelings fester, Heart is lead!
Food for fishes Only fitted,
Jester wishes He was dead!
Food for fishes Only fitted,
Jester wishes He was dead!

All.
Oh, the doing and undoing,
Oh, the sighing and the suing,
When a jester goes a-wooing,
And he wishes he was dead!
Oh, the doing and undoing,
Oh, the sighing and the suing,
When a jester goes a-wooing,
And he wishes he was dead,
He wishes he was dead!

Exeunt all but Phœbe, who remains weeping.

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