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quinta-feira, 5 de setembro de 2013

Noël Coward - Mrs. Worthington




Mrs. Worthington
Noël Coward

Don't put your daughter on the stage, Mrs. Worthington.
Don't put your daughter on the stage.
The profession is overcrowded,
And the struggle's pretty tough,
And admitting the fact 
She's burning to act,
That isn't quite enough.
She has nice hands, 
Give the wretched girl her due,
But don't you think her bust is too 
Developed for her age?
I repeat, Mrs. Worthington,
Sweet Mrs. Worthington,
Don't put your daughter on the stage.

Regarding yours, 
Dear Mrs. Worthington,
Of Wednesday the twenty-third,
Although your baby 
May be keen on a stage career,
How can I make it clear
This is not a good idea?
For her to hope,
Dear Mrs. Worthington,
Is, on the face of it, absurd.
Her personality
Is not, in reality,
Exciting enough,
Inviting enough,
For this particular sphere.

Don't put your daughter on the stage, Mrs. Worthington,
Don't put your daughter on the stage.
She's a bit of an ugly duckling,
You must honestly confess,
And the width of her seat 
Would surely defeat
Her chances of success.
It's a loud voice,
And though it's not exactly flat,
She'll need a little more than that,
To earn a living wage.
On my knees, Mrs. Worthington,
Please, Mrs. Worthington,
Don't put your daughter on the stage!

Don't put your daughter on the stage, Mrs. Worthington,
Don't put your daughter on the stage.
Though they said at the school of acting
She was lovely as Peer Gynt,
I fear on the whole 
An ingénue role
Would emphasize her squint.
She's a big girl,
And though her teeth are fairly good,
She's not the type I ever would
Be eager to engage.
No more buts, Mrs. Worthington!
Nuts, Mrs. Worthington!
Don't put your daughter on the stage!