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"The Candy Shop" (1909)
Lyrics and Music by John L. Golden (1874 - 1955)
Book by George V. Hobart
ACT I - The Candy Shop.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus
- "Working, clerking, selling candies to the ladies and the dandies, packing bon-bons sweet, for the girls and the boys a treat..."
- No. 2 - Song - John Sweet
- "When I was but a simple youth I found I had a very sweet tooth; oh, I was fond of candy! ... No one could blame you for that, sir..."
- No. 3 - Duet - Jack Sweet and Hilda
- "I know you're just a little candy shop girl, selling bon-bons all the day, working till I'd almost think you'd drop, girl..."
- No. 4 - Duet - Jack and Girls, with Male Quartet
- "The dearest girl I ever knew I tried to win with pet names rare. I called her Sweetie, I called her Ootsey-oo ..."
- No. 5 - Song - Saul
- "Have you ever had a sneaky feeling stealing down your spine? Your head was hot, your feet were full of chills; your appetite was missing..."
- No. 6 - Duet - Gilbert and Hilda
- "I tell you, kid, these actor folks are getting all the stuff - thousands ev'ry week in Vaudeville. We could get it too..."
- No. 7 - Duet - Gilbert, Hilda & Chorus
- "Songs that are sung of a fellow's own girl can't go wrong; easy to catch and to keep you a-whirl. (The girl?) No, the song."
- No. 8 - Finale Act I
- "Who among you stole that jewel; answer me and go! Did you?" etc... "You? Someone saw it, someone had it, someone must confess..."
ACT II - Coney Island.
- No. 9 - Chorus
- "There is an Island where pleasure's a-whirl, down by the shores of the ocean; ev'ryone there is a boy or a girl, beaming with love and devotion..."
- No. 10 - Chorus
- "Mister Wireless Operator, can't you find my beau? He's somewhere across the sea. By wireless ... I can try if you'll dictate..."
- No. 11 - Song - Sally and Chorus
- "I never had no teacher and I never went to school, but I learned myself to read, and that's the truth. To study, as a starter..."
- No. 12 - Chinese Love Duet - Gilbert and Hilda
- "China Boy he lik-a serenade a lily girl, so he sing a lilly chinee tune. China Boy he kind-a velly poor jus' now..."
- No. 13 - Song - Mrs. Gregory and Chorus
- "Miss 'Liza and her Ephriham went to a Shakespeare show; she'd never seen a tragedy before..."
- No. 14 - Ensemble
- "Down on our block, ev'ry night about eight o'clock ... wasn't it great! After the meal from the house the boys and girls would steal......"
Item no. 4 was composed by W. E. MacQuinn and John L. Golden, with the quartet arranged by Ribé Danmark.
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