Daisy pleads with Squirrel to confess his falsehood. She points out that once he marries Fountain, he will be Indian Royalty and immune to any punishment. Squirrel is not interested in this plan.
Don't be selfish. It's not wise.
Calm your tears and dry your eyes.
I'm your guardian. You're my ward.
I've done all I could afford
To secure your ev'ry whim.
Don't pretent your life's been grim.
There are other goals to seize.
Turn your fancies elsewhere, please!
Your proposal knocks my knees.
If you loved me as you say
You would act without delay.
But your loving care, it sounds
Has such sharp and sudden bounds.
When my heart enfires and bleeds,
You can't bribe me with your beads.
Laughing sport and idle game
Never yet has scored to tame
Any loving heart a-flame.
Although (she's/I'm) constant in (her/my) pleading
(Her/My) whimpering is not suceeding.
With all the arguments I'm stating,
(Her/His) selfish nature's aggravating!
Think and you will understand.
Soon you'll claim another's hand.
You are charming, jimp, and shy,
Catching ev'ry warrior's eye.
Don't ignore the words I preach,
Grasping for what's out of reach.
Let your love abused and tossed
Melt as does the morning frost.
Better yet to've loved and lost!
Your oration terse but wise
Opened wide my falt'ring eys.
I have been self-centered, true,
Asking, oh, so much of you.
You have suffered such abuse.
I feel like a big papoose.
I have been a selfish brat,
Whining like an alley cat.
I will make ammends for that!
(She thinks I haven't/To think he hasn't ) got a notion
That (she'll/I'll) be planning some commotion.
(I surely know she'll/He doesn't know I'll) never tire
Until (she gains her/I gain my) heart's desire!