As I was saying (Baba's aria and monologue)
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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:(Tom and Baba enters)
(The same room of first scene of second act with some
birds, minerals, glasses, animals to stuff...Tom and
Baba are sitting having a breakfast)
As I was saying
both brothers wore moustaches,
but Sir John was taller.
They gave me the musical glasses
in Vienna, no, it must have been Milan.
Because of the donkeys.
Vienna was the Chinese fan.
Or was it the bottle of water
from the river Jordan?
I'm certain, at least,
it was Vienna and Lord Gordon.
I get so confused about all my travels.
The snuff boxes came from Paris
and the fulminous gravels
from a cardinal who admired me
vastly in Rome.
You're not eating, my love.
Count Moldau gave me the gnome
and Prince Obolovsky
the little statues of the twelve apostles,
which I like best of my treasures
except my fossils.
Oh, I must tell Bridget
never not to touch the mummies.
I'll dust them myself.
She can do the waxwork dummies.
Of course, I love my birds,
especially my great auk.
But the moths will get in them.
What's the matter?, why don't you talk?
Speak to me!
(Baba stands up and embraced him)
Come, sweet, come.
Why so glum?.
Smile at Baba who, loving, smiles at you.
Do not frown, husband dear
(Pushing her back)
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