Curtain Call Diva
I am Melba, Nellie Melba,|
would retire but don't know how.
Such a famous opera diva
My fans will not allow
for me to take that final curtain,
and I find I must kowtow.
May I reach my rest for certain
in the aura of my final bow?
I had a try at love and marriage
but not such joy could that endow
as my jewels and golden carriage.
He was so jealous, we had a row.
Adoring public desert me? Never...
such glamour, such pizazz and wow!
My darling fans I'm loath to sever
in the aura of my final bow.
Helen Porter Mitchell
Darling of the Opera...
Paris, London, Milan, New York
Stage persona: Nellie Melba.
Melba was famous for
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