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"The Earl and the Girl" (1903)
Music by Ivan Caryll (1861 - 1921)
Lyrics by Percy Greenbank
Act I - "Fallowfield Arms." (afternoon)
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus
- "After a capital day, after some very good sport, feeling a bit stiff we admit..."
- No. 2 - Song - Daisy & Chorus
- "Some girls like to live inside a great big town..."
- No. 3 - Duet - Jim & Liza
- "Oh, the public don't appreciate them dogs one little bit..."
- No. 4 - Chorus
- "Oh, dear me, what on earth are we to do? For you see, all our plans have fallen through..."
- No. 5 - Song - Daisy & Chorus
- "When my ship comes in, I'll at once begin, all my stingy habits dropping..."
- No. 6 - Song - Crewe Boodle
- "In the hush of silver morning, in a garden sweet and fair, a lovely rose is blooming..."
- No. 7 - Song - Downham
- "I'm sure I shall always remember the day when I took up this Walgrave affair..."
- No. 8 - Quartet - Talk, Bliss, Mrs. Black & Downham
- "I know somebody I want to meet, not so very, very far away..."
- No. 9 - Duet - Elphin & Dick
- "The first time that we met, it's true, we sat together in a pew..."
- No. 10 - Song - Elphin & Chorus
- "When a maiden leaves school, as a rule, and returns to her friends and relations..."
- No. 11 - Song - Dick & Chorus
- "Away! come away from the gray land! Away! come away to the blue! ..."
- No. 12 - Quartet - Dick, Elphin, Jim & Liza
- "Tonight you'll be a blooming swell, in fancy dress disguise, ah! ..."
- No. 13 - Finale Act I
- "Fancy his getting the Earldom, Earldom, Earldom! Fancy his being a peer!..."
ACT II - The Conservatory at Stole Hall. (Same Evening)
- No. 14 - Opening Chorus
- "Madly and merrily here we go, tripping on light fantastic toe..."
- No. 15 - Song - Daisy & Chorus
- "There's a girl who is always so busy, what Americans call 'out of sight'..."
- No. 16 - Song - Elphin & Chorus
- "Simple little maiden once I used to know, rather absent-minded as young ladies go..."
- No. 17 - Chorus
- "Hail! the heir so long expected, greet his Lordship with a shout..."
- No. 18 - Song - Jim & Chorus
- "Behold in me a belted Earl, my noble Lords and Graces, tho' I declare no belt I wear..."
- No. 19 - Vocal Gavotte
- "To and fro, dignified and slow, people use to dance in the long ago..."
- No. 20 - Song - Dick & Chorus
- "Beside the murmuring sad sea waves some lovers like to sit..." ***
- No. 21 - Song - Daisy
- "Did you ever meet the fellow fine and dandy who can readily dispel your ills and woes? ..." ***
- No. 22 - Song - Crewe Boodle & Chorus
- "There's a far off hum of a 'Here they come,' and a thrill runs down the street..."
- No. 23 - Song - Crewe Boodle
- "Out in the garden closes, under the drowsy noon,..."
- No. 24 - Finale Act II
- "By the shore of the Mediterranean..." & "I'm a lord, what ho..." (reprise)
*** Song no. 20 was composed by John W. Bratton, and song no. 21 was composed by Edward Hutchison.
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