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"A Country Girl" (1902)
Music by Lionel Monckton (1861 - 1924) and Paul A. Rubens (1875 - 1917)
Lyrics by Adrian Ross
ACT I - A Devonshire Landscape.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus, & Song - Mummery
- "When the birds begin to sing, out we go a-harvesting..."
- No. 2 - Song - Nan & Chorus
- "Johnnie came from London Town for a bit of fun..."
- No. 3 - Song - Marjorie
- "Over the hills and far away, borne on the summer breeze..."
- No. 4 - Song - Geoffrey & Chorus
- "A sailor's life's the life I trow, he works now late, now early..."
- No. 5 - Song - Barry & Chorus
- "I went to sea as a bold A. B., and I thought when I got on board..."
- No. 6 - Duet - Marjorie & Geoffrey
- "When we were children, going through meadows after mowing..."
- No. 7 - Song - Chorus & Scene - Rajah & Princess
- "Here he comes, here he comes! In his Eastern glory..."
- No. 8 - Song - Nan & Chorus
- "Oh, Molly was tall and fair to see, her manners were frank, her language free..."
- No. 9 - Double Chorus & Scene
- "Come and see them, only see! Never did anyone look so funny! ..."
- No. 10 - Duet - Barry & Sophie
- "Two little chicks lived in a farmyard, happy as chicks can be..."
- No. 11 - Song - Princess
- "Over the mountain passes, under the peaks of snow..."
- No. 12 - Finale Act I
- "Hurrah! for the squire, our gallant young squire, head of the house that was head of the shire..."
ACT II - Interior of the Ministry of Fine Arts.
- No. 13 - Opening Chorus
- "From 1795 to 1799, Republican France would dress for a dance in fashions extremely fine..."
- No. 14 - Song - Sophie & Chorus
- "I'm quite the most attractive of all the girls, they say..." (five verses)
- No. 15 - Octet - Rajah, Geoffrey, Marjorie, Nan & others
- "We are invited everywhere by people we can't say No to..."
- No. 16 - Song - Barry
- "Mrs. Brown's a wonder, she's fifty-six or more..." (six verses)
- No. 17 - Song - Barry & Chorus
- "Oh! a sailor loves a chance of a partner at a dance, when his ship comes into port..."
- No. 18 - Song - Marjorie
- "An actress smiles and an actress sighs, an actress hopes and fears or cries..."
- No. 19 - Song - Geoffrey
- "Time passes slowly by, my little Girlie..."
- No. 20 - Song - Nan & Chorus
- "Oh, London girls are all so haughty, proud, and chilly..."
- No. 21 - Song - Rajah & Chorus
- "When once I was given to dances, no doubt I committed some faults..."
- No. 22 - Duet & Dance - Sophie & Barry
- "You're a very funny man!" "Oh! really? You're a very curious girl! ..."
- No. 23 - Finale Act II
- "Yo-ho! little girls, yo-ho! That's so, little girls, that's so..."
Items 3, 10, 16, 18, 22, 24 and 28 were composed by Paul A. Rubens.
Item 4 was arranged by H. Lane Wilson.
Item 14 was composed by Arthur Bruhns.
Item 19 was composed by Frank E. Tours.
Lyrics to songs:
You could also download a ZIP file containing the vocal items in Midi Karaoke format. This would allow you to follow the lyrics, provided you install the necessary vanBasco's Karaoke Player which you may obtain free of charge from their website.
Click here for a list of characters and original singers.
For an alternative MIDI version of this show, sequenced by Dr. James Pitt-Payne, complete with lyrics in soft Karaoke format provided by Bunty Pritchard Jones, visit Fraser Charlton's website.
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