HOW SOON WE ALL FORGET THESE LITTLE THINGS
 
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Figure of ancient Briton appears...

I remember you distinctly some few thousand years B.C.
I was jilted by a lady Mr Rider Haggard's 'She'
I was present when she plunged into the fire and came out young
And I wrote a leader on it in a prehistoric tongue.

Refrain: How soon we forget these little things
We may have been great criminal or Kings
In the dim and distant past, but time flies so very fast
Still, it's strange we should forget these little things.


Figure in Elizabethan dress appears...

That face clean-shaven takes me back two hundred years or more
The days of William Shakespeare, Ah what chums we were of yore!
I recollect the first night of Macbeth, I spoke the tag
And the Bard of Avon chided me for springing a new gag.

Refrain: How soon we forget these little things
A stoup of sack I ordered in the wings
We drank to good Queen Bess
Still, it's strange we should forget these little things.


Various figures pass. 17th Century figure appears with sword in hand...

I remember you, and you, and you, and you and you and you
How I fought and killed my rival, I can feel the blade pierce through
And the woman for whose love I risked my life in gallant style?
Sometimes 'tis well that memory should rest awhile.

Refrain: How soon we forget these little things
Ah! Time and Cupid both make use of wings
But as recollection clears, we review the countless years
It seems strange we should forget these little things.
 
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Performed by Albert Chevalier (1861-1923)
Written and composed by Albert Chevalier & Alfred H. West
 
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