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Enter AMIENS, JAQUES, and others
AMIENS, JAQUES, and others enter.





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AMIENS
(sings)
Under the greenwood tree
Who loves to lie with me
And turn his merry note
Unto the sweet bird’s throat,
Come hither, come hither, come hither.
Here shall he see
No enemy
But winter and rough weather.
AMIENS
(singing)
Whoever wants to lie with me,
Under the greenwood tree,
And turn his merry song
To follow the sweet bird’s singing,
Come here, come here, come here.
Here you will find
No enemy
Besides winter and rough weather.

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JAQUES
More, more, I prithee, more.
JAQUES
More, more, please, more.

AMIENS
It will make you melancholy, Monsieur Jaques.
AMIENS
It’s only going to make you sad, Monsieur Jaques.

JAQUES
I thank it. More, I prithee, more. I can suck melancholy out of a song as a weasel sucks eggs. More, I prithee, more.
JAQUES
I’m glad about that. More, please, more. I can suck sadness out of a song the way a weasel sucks eggs. More, please, more.

AMIENS
My voice is ragged. I know I cannot please you.
AMIENS
My voice is ragged. I know I won’t please you.

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JAQUES
I do not desire you to please me. I do desire you to sing.
Come, more, another stanzo. Call you 'em “stanzos”?
JAQUES
I don’t want you to please me, I want you to sing. Come on, another stanza—is that what you call 'em, “stanzas”?

AMIENS
What you will, Monsieur Jaques.
AMIENS
Call them whatever you want, Monsieur Jaques.

JAQUES
Nay, I care not for their names. They owe me nothing. Will you sing?
JAQUES

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