Adelaide's Lament

You can audition with the vocal track or the instrumental track.

You do not need to memorize the words. 

Adelaide's Lament INSTRUMENTAL

Instrumental version starts here

It says here...

The average unmarried female
Basically insecure
Due to some long frustration may react


With psychosomatic symptoms
Difficult to endure
Affecting the upper respiratory tract

In other words
Just from waiting around
For that plain little band of gold
A person can develop a cold

The female remaining single
Just in the legal sense, 
Shows a neurotic tendency
See note
See note? Oh...note
Chronic organic syndromes
Toxic or hypertense
Involving the eye,
The ear and the nose and throat

In other words, just from worrying whether the wedding is on or off
A person can develop a cough

When they get on the train for Niagara
And she can hear church bells chime
The compartment is air conditioned
And the mood sublime
Then they get off at Saratoga for the fourteenth time!
A person can develop la grippe
La grippe
La post nasal drip
With the wheezes
And the sneezes
And a sinus that's really a pip!

From the lack of community property
And a feeling she's getting to old
A person can develop a bad, bad cold!