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"I've played music on the radio by many great songwriters, but I can think of no finer lyric writer than Dee Shipman. She has a great way with words, and a highly creative mind!"  

- David Hamilton

Please
(Dee Shipman / Roger Webb)

EMMA
Dearest Greville, please don't send me away.... ! 
Let me stay here with you......
Please....!

Please
I only want to please
To do what you expect me to
I only want to please
To be what is the best for you

I'll live my life your way
All you have to do is say
Command and I'll obey
Anything to please..
Only please ........
Let me stay!

My dear Sir William, I hope it will not be disagreeable to you, but Greville wishes me to go to Naples. I promise to keep to my room when you require it. Or to keep you company, if that is what will please...

I'll live my life your way
All you have to do is say
Command and I'll obey
Anything to please..
Only please....... 
Let me stay.........

SIR WILLIAM
Mrs. Cadogan, you daughter is a credit to you, Emma is not only beautiful but obedient, engaging, witty and the perfect hostess!

MRS. CADOGAN
Sir William, she's a lucky girl! Such a home and life as you've given her. She'd never have had chances like this...

EMMA
Hasn't she got it all?
Hasn't the girl done well?
Who would have thought
Being untaught
Emma could still excel !?
Looking so perfect
One thing's plain....
Nobody noticed the girl 
Also had a brain!

Courted by one and all
Isn't she just adored?
Fortune and fame!
Public acclaim!
How could she ever be bored?

Wanting for nothing.....
Wanting the world!
Longing for someone to long for the girl 
For herself.....!
Not for looks or for wealth

She's not unhappy.......
But happiness can be hell!
That being so
Oh hasn't the girl done well!?

(MRS. CADOGAN
Hasn't she got it all?
Hasn't the girl done well!?
Who would have thought
Being untaught
Emma would still excel?

Somehow she's learnt each social grace
Emma's no lady
But oh, what a lovely face!

EMMA
Please...
I only want to please
To do what you expect me to
I only want to please
To be what is the best for you

I'll live my life your way
All you have to do is say
Command and I'll obey
Anything to please
I only want to please.......!

MRS. CADOGAN
Look at her now
Admired and adored

TOGETHER
Fortune and fame!
Public acclaim!

MRS. CADOGAN
Beautiful........

EMMA
Occasionally bored

MRS. CADOGAN
Bored?
Wanting for nothing......!

EMMA 
Wanting the world!
Longing for someone to long for the girl 
For herself........!
Please!
Though I love all the wealth

I'm not unhappy
But happiness can be hell!
That being so...
Hasn't the girl done well.....!












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