Romeo and Juliet

by: William Shakespeare

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PETER

125Oh, I cry you mercy, you are the singer. I will say for you. It is “music with her silver sound” because musicians have no gold for sounding.

PETER

Oh, I beg your pardon. You’re the singer. I’ll answer for you. It is “music with her silver sound,” because musicians have no gold to use to make sounds.
(sings)
Then music with her silver sound
With speedy help doth lend redress.
(sings)
Then music with her silver sound
makes you feel just fine.
Exit PETER
PETER exits.

FIRST MUSICIAN

What a pestilent knave is this same!

FIRST MUSICIAN

What an annoying man, this guy is!

SECOND MUSICIAN

Hang him, Jack! Come, we’ll in here, tarry for the mourners and stay dinner.

SECOND MUSICIAN

Forget about him, Jack! Come, we’ll go in there. We’ll wait for the mourners and stay for dinner.
Exeunt
The MUSICIANS exit.