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Chastity Belt Oh say, gentle maiden, may I be your lover Condemn me no longer to moan and to weep Struck down like a hawk, I lie wounded and bleeding Oh let down your drawbridge, I'll enter your keep Enter your keep nonie nonie, enter your keep nonie nonie Let down your drawbridge, I'll enter your keep Alas gentle errant, I am not a maiden I'm married to Sir Oswald, that cunning old Celt He's gone to wars for twelve months or longer And he's taken the key to my chastity belt Chastity belt nonie nonie, chastity belt nonie nonie Taken the key to my chastity belt Fear not gentle lady for I know a locksmith To his shop we will go, on his door we will knock And try to avail us of his technical knowledge And see if he's able to unpick your lock Unpick your lock nonie nonie, unpick your lock nonie nonie See if he's able to unpick your lock Alas sir and madam, to help I'm unable My technical knowledge is to no avail I can't find the secret to your combination For the cunning old bastard has fitted a Yale Fitted a Yale nonie nonie, fitted a Yale nonie none The cunning old bastard has fitted a Yale I come from the wars with dire news of disaster A terrible mishap I have to confide As my ship was a passing the Straits of Gibraltar I carelessly dropped the key over the side Over the side nonie nonie, over the side nonie nonie Carelessly dropped the key over the side Alas and alack I am locked up forever Then up spoke the page boy "Leave it to me" If you will allow me to enter your chamber I'll open it up with me duplicate key Duplicate key nonie nonie, duplicate key nonie nonie Open it up with me duplicate key DC
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