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"The Chaperons" (1902)
Music by Isidore Witmark (1871 - 1941)
Book and Lyrics by Frederick Ranken
ACT I - Street in Latin Quartier, Paris.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus
- "Welcome the morning, with joyful shouts we greet the morn. Behold in this the festal day..."
- No. 2 - Solo and Refrain - Bassini and Chorus
- "'Twas the usual thing, when I used to sing in my repertoire operatic..."
- No. 3 - Topical Song - Hogg
- "Of the many wicked things now taking place, things demoralizing to the human race..."
- No. 4 - Mock Ballad - Aramenthe
- "'Twas off in far Alaska, much hotter than Tabasco, the hyacinths were higher..."
- No. 5 - Song - Violet and Chorus
- "There was once a little maiden in the days gone by ... in the days gone by... "
- No. 6 - Comic Song - Algernon, Phrosia and Schnitzel
- "A crowded car, two ladies enter there! They have not met for days! ... "
- No. 7 - Song - Tom and Students
- "Whate'er our fortunes may be, what you will, good or ill, jolly good comrades are we... "
- No. 8 - Trio - Hortense, Jacqueline, Hogg and Chorus
- "You may talk of a walk or a social stalk in the Mall, you know... "
- No. 9 - Finale Act I
- "To stop a marriage that's foolish quite, I take this step, it's my legal right... "
ACT II - Court Yard of Imperial Hotel, Alexandria, Egypt.
- No. 10a - Opening Scene
- "Oh! Love, airy like, fairy like strains are borne on the breeze... "
- No. 10b - Ensemble and Dance
- "Egypt land, may its omnipresent stand where life is ever free as an oriental life can be."
- No. 11 - Song - Bassini and Brigands
- "When the stage grows dark as night, and a green and ghastly light streams across it..."
- No. 12 - Ballad - Hogg
- "Daylight stealing over night finds a mother in her plight, watching o'er her ailing
- No. 13 - Ballad - Tom
- "It seems like yesterday, when first I saw you standing there..."
- No. 14 - Song - Algernon
- "A married man fell fast asleep and dreamed a wond'rous dream..."
- No. 15 - Song - Phrosia and Chorus
- "I got a beau, I love him so, he's my sweet lasses Sam, I love him like rasper jam..."
- No. 16 - Comic Trio - Bassini, Aramenthe and Hogg
- "The audience that listens to the players on the stage..."
- No. 17 - Duet - Alphonse and Schnitzel
- "Happy when we eat and get our fill, we are never anxious for the bill..."
- No. 18 - Finale Act II
- "Vive la Bohemia! Vive la Bohemia! Where is a life so free? Where reigns such jollity? ..."
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