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The Beggar's Opera (1948)


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ballad-opera by John Gay (1728), realized from the original airs by Benjamin Britten
The girl shows such a readiness (excerpt)
Duration: 00 mins 54 secs
Anne Collins / Ann Murray / Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra / Steuart Bedford
(p) and © 1993 Decca Record Co. Ltd.
Decca 436 850-2

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Text heard on Sample:
Mrs Peachum: O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed:
By keeping men off, you keep them on.

Polly: But he so teased me,
And he so pleased me,
What I did you must have done.

Chorus: O Polly, you might have toyed...

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