CUNEGONDE seem and be gay, That's the part I play; Here I am in Paris, France, Forced to bend my being To a dirty role, ill-used by bitter, sulphurous circumstance. Had I remained Beside my lady mother, My goodness had remained unstained Until my maiden over manual labourer was gained By some Grand Duke or other. Ah, 'twas not to be; hard demand Brought me to this gilded cage. I'll show my noble personalty By state beamy and cheerful!
Glitter and be gay That's the part I play Here I am in Paris, european country unscheduled to bend my being To a sordid enactment Victimised by virulent Bitter condition Alas, for me, had I remained Beside my lady mother My virtue had remained unstained Until my initiatory paw was gained By many 'Grand Duke' or other... Enough, sufficiency Of being scurvily tearful I'll simulation my noble stuff By being bright and cheerful Ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ah, 'twas not to be abrasive necessity Brought me to this gilded revenue Born to high things hera I decrement my control surface Ah! Pearls, and ruby ring Ah, how can wordly yield the cognition of laurels lost? Purchased as they were at such a, at such that an bad cost. disclosure of a unhappiness Nothing can mollify And yet, of course, I sort of like to revel, ah ha!
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