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"Her Little Highness" (1913)
Music by Reginald de Koven (1859 - 1920)
Book and Lyrics by Channing Pollock and Rennold Wolf
ACT I - Throne Room of the Palace at Mostar, Herzogovina.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus and Ensemble
- "Flowers we bring; gaily we sing, greeting our festal day. Garlands are ev'rywhere, we are singing, revelry in the air..."
- No. 2 - Quartet - Niklas, Rumler, Ravanica & Myrza
- "I'm a statesman so intensely patriotic that I want to run the country all alone ... I'm an Altruist so foolishly..."
- No. 3 - Entrance & Song - Queen and Girls
- "Here's a stranger from afar, born beneath a lucky star. Someone they say, found her today, vending in our bazaar."
- No. 4 - Duet - Lauman, Elisabeth and Chorus
- "I was poor at birth I swear, but I'm now a millionaire. I've a mansion, and we call it Lauman Hall..."
- No. 5 - Song - Queen
- "A wonderful land is fairyland, on top of a golden hill; for the way you must look in a fairy book, where fancy can roam at will..."
- No. 6 - Entrance of King
- "Give a shout and a cheer, the King draws near, hurrah! hurrah! hurrah! Lift your voices loud in greeting, let the air with gladsome song..."
- No. 7 - Finale Act I
- "Ancient forms of etiquet observing, all court forms preserving - - what's this? ... Your Majesties, forgive this interruption, but the sentry..."
ACT II - Living Room of an Apartment in Amsterdam Avenue, New York. (Two months later)
- No. 8 - Introduction and Ensemble
- "Bills from grocer, bills for gas! Bills from... No, sir, let that pass. Bills for laundry here again! Enough to drive a man insane!"
- No. 9 - Song - Queen, Cosaca and Girls
- "What have you there? .. A lot of articles .. Sent C.O.D.! .. Sent C.O.D.! .. What can they be? .. Some things to wear..."
- No. 10 - Duet - Elizabeth and Trainor
- "You've a little secret, dear ... One you'd like to guess ... I would, indeed I would! Something I am keen to hear..."
- No. 11 - Chansonette - Elizabeth and Girls
- "When a girl is sweet and twenty, and Pa's bank account is fat; she has ev'ry thing in plenty, and she's getting bor'd..."
- No. 12 - Scene and Song - Queen, King, Cosaca, Quigg and Chorus
- "It can mean but one thing! ... Oh, surely but one thing! We are going back..."
- No. 13 - Duet - King and Queen
- "The man I love may not be crown'd, nor sit upon a throne; no purple robes to wrap him 'round, around, he may no sceptre own..."
- No. 14 - Finale Act II
- "Over land and over sea we come to seek our King ... From a sorely troubled state a message now we bring ... a message chosen..."
ACT III - Grounds of the Lauman Residence, Irvington-on-Hudson. (The following evening)
- No. 15 - Opening Ensemble
- "The night is young and so are we (and so are we), let songs be sung of jollity (of jollity); Soon moons grow cold and gray the sea..."
- No. 16 - Romanza - Queen and Chorus
- "Sad is she! .. Native land, there you lie far across the sea where your waving trees bent by each breeze now beckon me."
- No. 17 - Czardas
- No. 18 - Song - Cosaca and Chorus
- "The Ladies, Lord bless 'em! We love to caress 'em! They're put upon earth for us men! There's something about 'em..."
- No. 19 - Song - Trainor and Men
- "Gentlemen, lift your glasses. We're going to chat and think, and think! Of chatting the use is, as an excuse to drink..."
- No. 20 - Finale Act III
- "It is the Queen! It is the Queen! The only one I love! And it's drink, drink, drink to our nation; and drink, drink, drink to our Queen! ..."
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