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"The Beauty Spot" (1909)
Music by Reginald de Koven (1859 - 1920)
Book and Lyrics by Joseph W. Herbert
ACT I - Grand Hotel at Dinard, France.
- No. 1 - Introduction and Ensemble
- "FrÍre Jacques, FrÍre Jacques, dormez-vous? Dormez-vous? Sonnez la mattina, sonnez la mattina, Bim bam boum! ..."
- No. 2 - Entrance of Yachtsmen - Nadine and Chorus
- "Ahoy! Aloft! below! The salty breezes blow! Our anchor's cast and the ship holds fast..."
- No. 3 - Song - Jacques
- "Ah! love was long, was long and ever youthful in those good old Creole days, for men were strong, were strong and ever truthful..."
- No. 4 - Chansonnette - Nadine
- "When but a child of one or less, I must confess I loved a swain most ardently, and he loved me. He told of his affection true..."
- Nos. 5 & 6 - Ensemble and Song - Chickoree
- "A suitor he on bended knee, what idiotic chatter! What means this row? Pray tell us now, whatever is the matter?"
- No. 7 - Trio - Nadine, Jacques and Nicolas
- "The sad display of temper I trust you will not mind; my cousin's almost gentle when he feels so inclined..."
- No. 8 - Air - Pomare
- "I wander'd through the jungle, a-sighing for a mate, and I cried: Coo-ee, coo-ee! Will someone please have pity upon my lonely state..."
- No. 9 - Male Quartet and Solo - Jacques
- "Bon soir, Madame la Lune, bon soir, bon soir, bon soir, bon soir, Madame la Lune..."
- No. 10 - Finale Act I
- "The majesty of the law I uphold, uphold! ... Uphold! ... The public safety now insists, insists ... Insists! ... They both are daring Nihilists! ..."
ACT II - Gardens adjoining the Hotel.
- No. 11a - Fisherman's Song
- "O-he! O-he, over the waters my bark is gliding ... O-he! O-he, la la la la la! ... O-he! O-he, swiftly its course to my love I'm guiding..."
- No. 11b - Entrance of Flower Girls
- "Flowers so rare gather with care, fresh from the meadows and dew kiss'd bowers, rarest of bloom, sweetest perfume..."
- No. 11c - Entrance of the Rose Queen
- "When the summer wind is gently blowing, with a crimson blush the rose is glowing; sunbeam comes a-wooing..."
- No. 12 - Quintette - Nichette and Boys
- "A little maid the world to see ... with a tra-la-la-la tra-la! ... set out one day for Gay Paree ... with a tra-la-la-la tra-la! ..."
- No. 13 - Song - General
- "A melancholy gentleman, desirous of a laugh, took in the funny pictures on the Cinematograph. His doctor recommended it..."
- Nos. 14a-b - Ensemble and Scene
- "To the coffee color'd Prince we all salaam, lam, lam! For a lineal descendant he of Ham, ham, ham! To his wives..."
- Nos. 14c-d - Song - Chickoree and Chorus
- "A tale of woe I'll now unfold, a tale of truth as I've been told, about a Bornese warrior who loved a maiden tender..."
- No. 15 - Hammock Song - Nadine and Jacques
- "Sunset fading in the glorious West and twilight shadows falling; the nightingale now leaves his feathery nest..."
- No. 16 - Finale Act II
- "For boys will be boys - the proverb has oft been told; and girls will be girls with a fondness for pearls, and an ear for the chink of gold..."
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