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Studios, Anything goes...' (They are now in the far corner of the garden.) You're a great dancer, Aggie. AGNES : No, I'm not. GERRY : You're a superb dancer. AGNES : No, I'm not. GERRY : You should be a professional dancer. AGNES : Too late for that. GERRY : You could teach dancing in Ballybeg. AGNES : That's all they need. GERRY : Maybe it is! (He bends down and kisses her on the forehead. All this is seen - but not heard - by CHRIS at the kitchen window. Immediately after the kiss GERRY bursts into song again, turns AGNES four or five times very rapidly and dances her back to the kitchen.) There you are. Safe and sound. MAGGIE : I wish to God I could dance like you, Aggie. AGNES : I haven't a breath. GERRY : Doesn't she dance elegantly? MAGGIE : Always did, our Aggie. GERRY : Unbelievable. Now, Chrissie - you and I. CHRIS : (Sharply ) Not now. I wonder where Michael's got to? GERRY : Come on, Chrissie. Once round the floor. CHRIS : Not now, I said. Are you thick? MAGGIE : I'll dance with you, Gerry! (She kicks her Wellingtons off.) Do you want to see real class? GERRY : Certainly do, Maggie. MAGGIE : Stand back there, girls. Shirley Temple needs a lot of space. GERRY : Wow-wow-wow-wow! MAGGIE : Hold me close, Gerry. The old legs aren't too reliable. (She and GERRY sing and dance:) 'In olden times a glimpse of stocking Was looked on as something shocking But now -' ( CHRIS suddenly turns the radio off.) CHRIS : Sick of that damned thing. GERRY : What happened? MAGGIE : What are you at there, Chrissie?
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CHRIS : We're only wasting the battery and we won't get a new one until the weekend. MAGGIE : It wasn't to be, Gerry. But there'll be another day. GERRY : That's a promise, Maggie. (He goes to CHRIS at the radio.) Not a bad little set, that. KATE : Peace, thanks be to God! D'you know what that thing has done? Killed all Christian conversation in this country. CHRIS : (To AGNES , icily ) Vera Mclaughlin's calling here tomorrow. She wants to talk to you and Rose. AGNES : What about? KATE : ( Quickly ) I didn't tell you, did I? - her daughter's got engaged! MAGGIE : Which of them? KATE : 'The harvest dance is going to be just supreme this year, Miss Mundy' - that wee brat! MAGGIE : Sophia. Is she not still at school? KATE : Left last year. She's fifteen. And the lucky man is sixteen. MAGGIE : Holy God. We may pack it in, girls. KATE : It's indecent, I'm telling you. Fifteen and sixteen! Don't tell me that's not totally improper. It's the poor mother I feel sorry for. AGNES : What does she want to talk to us about? CHRIS : ( Relenting ) Something about wool. Didn't sound important. She probably won't call at all. ( CHRIS turns the radio on again. No sound.') (To MAGGIE ) Go ahead and dance, you two. MAGGIE : Artistes like Margaret Mundy can't perform on demand, Chrissie. We need to be in touch with other forces first, don't we, Gerry?
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  • Fall '11
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  • Ode, 2007 singles, 2005 singles, 2008 singles, 2004 singles, UK Singles Chart number-one singles, KATE MAGGIE ROSE

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