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"The Dove of Peace" (1912)
Music by Walter Damrosch (1862 - 1950)
Words and Lyrics by Wallace Irwin
ACT I - Verandah of Hotel Spendmore, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
- No. 1 - The Hen Chorus
- "Empty hours of summer chatter, pitter patter, pitter patter, fascinating conversations wrecking neighbor's reputations! ..."
- No. 2 - Dirge - Sir Hannibal and Men
- "We bright children of Minerva, bound by fate to servant-hood, take our books and learn to rightly serve a Patron deftly..."
- No. 3 - Ensemble
- "Mark his bright and flashing eye, oh mark his thrilling beauty, held in check for ever by his manly sense of duty! ..."
- No. 4 - Song - Hildegarde and Women
- "Eve came to Adam's Paradise when Love was pure as dew, and she said 'I think the world is nice, it's all so bright...'"
- No. 5 - Song - Donnybrook and Women
- "Ha, ha, ha, ha! When I was a lad in Kilkenny, sing Larry-down-derry-down-doo, there was none could conthrol me..."
- No. 6 - Duet - Willie and Hildegarde
- "Maiden, wilt thou walk with me? .. Love, where wouldst thou go? .. All through Cupid's tanglewood! .. Heart of mine, no, no!"
- No. 7 - Duet - Arabella and Sir Hannibal
- "'Twixt Briton and Yank there's an attitude frank of friendship o'er-stretching the seas, a brotherly bond and a memory..."
- No. 8 - Song - Willie and Men
- "Yo-ha! Yo-hey! Yo-hee! Yo-ho! You show some surprise at our change of disguise, which you think shows remarkable nerve..."
- No. 9 - Song - Hildegarde and Women
- "Yo-ha! Yo-hey! Yo-hee! Yo-ho! You seem at a loss when you see the red cross revealed by this sudden imprudence..."
- No. 10 - Finale Act I
- "O thank you kindly, my pretty dear! I'll take you along as my volunteer! ... I'll follow this crowd to the ends of the earth, and ev'ry day..."
- No. 11 - Second Finale
- "I'll follow the folds of the stars and stripes in the faith of the land of glory, while the rattle-ti-boom of the volleying doom echoes forth..."
ACT II - Scene 1 - Ramparts of Guam, overlooking tropical sea.
- No. 12 - Song - Juanita
- "Was ever maid of Spain more desolate than I? Here destined to remain beneath a savage sky, where ne'er a ship goes by..."
- No. 13a - Ensemble
- "It's painful to the Yankee soul to spout a bit or shout a bit, but here's hooray for U.S.A., the land of grit and granite! We're from Missouri..."
- No. 13b - Madrigal
- "Upon a castle-girded land, all in the middle ages, when heroes fought for lady's hand, but would not work for wages, for wages..."
ACT II - Scene 2 - The Temple of Peace.
ACT III - Scene 1 - Another part of the island of Guam.
- No. 16 - Recit. and Air - Sir Hannibal and Chorus
- "There's nothing sweeter than the peaceful life with scarce an episode to shake us; we're all so happy..."
- No. 17 - Song - Donnybrook and Chorus
- "Oh! the World of Peace should be bright and gay, with my hiralo, tirolo-loo. You must dance in the regular rustic way..."
- No. 18 - Song - Jones and Men's Chorus
- "Ten thousand years before the flood, when man was full of savage blood, his wife was meek, and if she'd speak..."
- No. 19 - Dance-Pantomime - The Cave-Man and the Cave-Woman
- "For they were not worn in the primitive morn ... of prehistoric man!"
- No. 20 - Quartet - Hildegarde, Juanita, Willie and Jones
- "Rose of the south, sombre of eye, red is thy mouth, splendid thy sigh! ... Say it again! You please me..."
- No. 21 - Ensemble - Hildegarde, Juanita, Willie, Jones and Chorus
- "Woman, how dare you! Vizen, how can you! Creature, away from my captain, he's mine! ..."
- No. 22 - Song - Donnybrook and Women
- "Ochone! Ochone! Far, oh far is the Mango Island; far, oh far is the tropical sea; palms aslant and the hills a-smile..."
- No. 23 - March of the Militant Suffragettes
ACT III - Scene 2 - The United States Senate Chamber.
- No. 24 - Song - Vice-President and Senators
- "Since the dove with snowy wings .. settled on her peaceful nest .. all the disagreeable things .. of modern life..."
- No. 25 - Song - Hildegarde & Women
- "At last has downtrod woman taken wing from out the craven race of pullets; no more she eats assorted sick'ning sweets..."
- No. 25a - Ensemble - Girls and Senators
- "Oh! don't! Resist we won't! Oh! don't! Resist we won't! See, we bow and kneel to you! Warriors should be chivalrous."
- No. 26 - Ensemble
- "Prisoners, stand up! And you, my sweetheart: It is my most unpleasant duty to sentence you as traitors! ... Have courage! Do your duty!"
- No. 27 - Ensemble
- "Look! Look! Behold yon flying thing with planes and wheel empirical! It comes on magic wing, a miracle, miracle! ..."
- No. 28 - Song - Donnybrook and Women
- "When I left you studying botany on that lonesome cannibal isle, then I cursed the deep monotony of a peaceful state..."
- Nos. 29 & 30 - Ensemble and Choral
- "Three magic rings in the air I'll make, and bid the world from its trance awake; Vanish, Dove, to some distant sphere! ..."
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