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Thread #25938   Message #4013309
Posted By: Joe_F
12-Oct-19 - 09:52 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Shame and Scandal (Odetta)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shame and Scandal (Odetta)
For the initial joke in Service's "Madame la Marquise", cf.


"Come, come," said Tom's father, "at your time of life,
There's no longer excuse for thus playing the rake---
It is time you should think, boy, of taking a wife,"---
"Why, so it is, father---whose wife should I take?"

---Thomas Moore
In _The Stag's Hornbook_ (John McClure, ed.), Knopf, 1920