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No. 21: DUET (Dame Carruthers & Meryll)

"Rapture, Rapture!"

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Dame Carruthers.
Rapture, rapture
When love's votary,
Flushed with capture,
Seeks the notary,
Joy and jollity
Then is polity;
Reigns frivolity!
Rapture, rapture!
Joy and jollity
Then is polity;
Reigns frivolity!
Rapture, rapture!

Meryll.
Doleful, doleful!
When humanity
With its soul full
Of satanity,
Courting privity,
Down declivity
Seeks captivity!
Doleful, doleful!
Courting privity,
Down declivity
Seeks captivity!
Doleful, doleful!

Dame Carruthers.
Joyful, joyful!
When virginity
Seeks, all coyful,
Man's affinity;
Fate all flowery,
Bright and bowery,
Is her dowery!
Joyful, joyful!
Fate all flowery,
Bright and bowery,
Is her dowery!
Joyful, joyful!
Bertha Lewis as Dame Carruthers &
Darrell Fancourt as Sergeant Meryll, 1926
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Meryll.
Ghastly, ghastly!
When man, sorrowful,
Firstly, lastly,
Of to-morrow full,
After tarrying,
Yields to harrying—
Goes a-marrying.
Ghastly, ghastly!

Dame Carruthers. Meryll.
Joyful, joyful!  
  Ghastly, ghastly!
Joyful, joyful!  
  Ghastly, ghastly!
Joyful, joyful! Ghastly, ghastly!
Joyful, joyful, joyful! Ghastly, ghastly, ghastly!

Rapture, rapture,
When love's votary,
Flushed with capture,
Seeks the notary,
Joy and jollity
Then is polity;
Reigns frivolity!
Rapture, rapture!
Joy and jollity
Then is polity;
Reigns frivolity!

Doleful, doleful!
When humanity
With its soul full
Of satanity,
Courting privity,
Down declivity,
Seeks captivity!
Doleful, doleful!
Courting privity,
Down declivity
Seeks captivity!
Rapture, rapture!
 
  Doleful, doleful!
Rapture, rapture!
 
  Doleful, doleful!
Rapture, rapture,
Rapture, rapture!
Joy and jollity
Then is polity;
Reigns frivolity!
Rapture, rapture!
Doleful, doleful,
Doleful, doleful!
Courting privity,
Down declivity
Seeks captivity!
Doleful, doleful!

Exeunt Dame Carruthers & Sergeant Meryll.

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