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"A Gaiety Girl" (1893)
Music by Sidney Jones (1861 - 1946)
Lyrics by Harry Greenbank and Henry Hamilton
I include this delightful score by Sidney Jones on the understanding that, as this show was performed in New York as long ago as 1894, it is now in the American public domain. If this assumption should prove to be incorrect, then please let me know and I shall immediately withdraw this music, offering my sincere apologies to all concerned.
ACT I - The Cavalry Barracks at Winbridge.
ACT II - On the Riviera.
- No. 13 - Introduction and Opening Chorus
- "Here on sunlit sands daintily we figure..."
- No. 14 - Concerted piece
- "That ladies cannot bathe, if so they please, without encount'ring creatures such as these..."
- No. 15 - Trio - Rivers, Fitzwarren & Goldfield
- "Buck up, buck up, old chappie!..."
- No. 16 - Song - Mina
- "When your pride has had a tumble, and you've set your cap too high..."
- No. 17 - Trio - Sir Lewis, Dr. Brierly & Lady Virginia
- "When in town you're safely landed, and the doctor far away..."
- No. 18 - Duet - Rivers & Rose
- "Unlucky the morn on which I was born the youngest of several brothers..."
- No. 19 - Trio - Lady Edytha, Gladys & another
- "We're awfully anxious to join in the fun..."
- No. 20 - Carnival Chorus
- "Let folly reign supreme today, for carnival is holding sway..."
- No. 21 - Song - Rivers & Chorus
- "Mesdames, messieurs, je suis Pierrot. (I'm nothing of the sort, you know...) "
- No. 22 - Song - Goldfield
- "Sunshine above, and sunshine in my heart! Laughter and love hold carnival today..."
- No. 23 - Finale Act II
- "I find it's really better far to keep my pranks for Bench and Bar..."
Song no. 9 was written and composed by Harry Greenbank.
Song no. 11 was composed by S. Potter, and the lyrics to nos. 11 and 15 were by Henry Hamilton.
Lyrics to songs:
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Click here for details of the original London cast.
This music is presented here in the belief that it is free from American copyright restrictions relating to its original authors and composers. It is intended primarily for your listening entertainment and/or pleasure. If you wish to use any of it for other purposes, or know of any reason why it should not be included here in this form, please send me an email.
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