Перевод песни D'Oyly Carte Opera Company – If Somebody There Chanced to Be
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BALLAD — ROSE. If somebody there chanced to be Who loved me in a manner true, My heart would point him out to me, And I would point him out to you. But here it says of those who point, Their manners must be out of joint -You may not point — You must not point — It's manners out of joint, to point! Ah! Had I the love of such as he, Some quiet spot he'd take me to, Then he could whisper it to me, And I could whisper it to you. But whispering, I've somewhere met, Is contrary to etiquette: Where can it be (SEARCHING BOOK.) Now let me see — (FINDING REFERENCE.) Yes, yes! It's contrary to etiquette! (SHOWING IT TO DAME HANNAH.) If any well-bred youth I knew, Polite and gentle, neat and trim, Then I would hint as much to you, And you could hint as much to him. But here it says, in plainest print, «It's most unladylike to hint» — You may not hint, You must not hint — It says you mustn't hint, in print! Ah! And if I loved him through and through — (True love and not a passing whim), Then I could speak of it to you, And you could speak of it to him. But here I find it doesn't do To speak until you're spoken to. Where can it be? (SEARCHING BOOK.) Now let me see — (FINDING REFERENCE.) Yes, yes! «Don't speak until you're spoken to!» EXIT DAME HANNAH.