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Rita’s Song (Rita)
As Reno is about to speak with Rita at her home, the couple’s past overpowers the moment and they fall into each other’s arms, ultimately spending the night together. In a solitary moment, she laments, “Tell my fable, silk and sable, silver roof and golden gable/A mighty lady, one man able, to bring her crashing down.”

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(They look at each other. Reno moves away to keep from embracing her and sits on the steps.)

Reno:
Rita. You deserve the lead.

Rita:
Yes.

(Looking at him)

PART 3: RITAS SONNET

Sing my praises, win my cases,
Share my life in all its phases,
Guide me through the darkest mazes,
(And) help me find the sun

Champion my cause, expunge my woes,
Be the knight to mangle my foes,
Shield me when the Northern wind blows
And I come undone

I want no one else to hold me
Tell the eyes who would behold me
(A) woman’s heart won’t change as men change their course
(With) every breath you will recall me
Speak my name, and ache to call me
Hold yourself up better, knowing I’m yours

Shoulder my weight, man my soul’s gate
Be the king to master my fate,
You’re the feast my senses await,
Welcome to my side.

Let yourself go, you and I know
How passion burns and the flames grow,
Drunk and daring, blazing and slow,
Drunk and satisfied.

I want no one else to hold me
Tell the eyes who would behold me
(A) woman’s heart won’t change as men change their course
You’ll be sorry that you waste me,
Hear my name and ache to taste me,
Drink the wine of others, knowing I’m yours.

Tell my fable: Silk and sable,
Silver roof and golden gable,
A mighty lady, one man able
To bring her crashing down.

(For) only one night, come, claim your right,
Where else can you rise to this height?
You’re my lord, you just as well might
Come and wear your crown.

You’re my lord, you just as well might
Come and wear your crown.