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ACT II

No. 1: Chorus & Solo (Pitti-Sing)
"Braid the raven hair"

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SCENE. — Ko-Ko's Garden. Yum-Yum discovered seated at her bridal toilet, surrounded by maidens, who are dressing her hair and painting her face and lips, as she judges of the effect in a mirror.

Ladies' Chorus, 1926
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Chorus.
Braid the raven hair —
Weave the supple tress —
Deck the maiden fair
In her loveliness —
Paint the pretty face —
Dye the coral lip —
Emphasize the grace
Of her ladyship!
Art and nature, thus allied,
Go to make a pretty bride.
Art and nature, thus allied,
Go to make a pretty bride.

Pitti-Sing.
Sit with downcast eye —
Let it brim with dew —
Try if you can cry —
We will do so, too.
When you're summoned, start
Like a frightened roe —
Flutter, little heart,
Colour, come and go!
Modesty at marriage-tide
Well becomes a pretty bride!
Modesty at marriage-tide
Well becomes a pretty bride!
Beatrice Elburn as Peep-Bo, Elsie Griffin as
Yum-Yum & Aileen Davies as Pitti-Sing, 1926
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Maysie Dean as Peep-Bo, Viola Wilson as
Yum-Yum & Marjorie Eyre as Pitti-Sing, 1939
Chorus.
Braid the raven hair —
Weave the supple tress —
Deck the maiden fair
In her loveliness —
Paint the pretty face —
Dye the coral lip —
Emphasize the grace
Of her ladyship!
Art and nature, thus allied,
Go to make a pretty bride.
Art and nature, thus allied,
Go to make a pretty bride.

Exeunt Pitti-Sing, Peep-Bo, and Chorus.

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