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Auden and Kallman - The Rake's Progress - Lanterloo

Chorus: The sun is bright, the grass is green:
Lanterloo, lanterloo.
The King is courting his young Queen.
Lanterloo, my lady.

Men: They go a-walking. What do they see?
Women: An almanac in a walnut tree.

Women: They go a-riding. Whom do they meet?
Men: Three scarecrows and pair of feet.

Men: What will she do when they sit at a table?
Women: Eat as much as she is able.

Women: What will he do when they lie in bed?
Chorus: Lanterloo, lanterloo.
Men: Draw his sword and chop off her head.
Chorus: Lanterloo, my lady.

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