ACT I - Admiralty House, Tautmouth.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus
- "Hail to the Kodak in triumph advancing, latest of lions by royal decree..."
- No. 2 - Song - Sir William & Chorus
- "If you want to be successful in these days of swift progression..."
- No. 3 - Duet - Violet & Lillie
- "We're a pair of simple maidens, two such simple little maidens..."
- No. 4 - Ballad - Hilda
- "They may teach thee to forget me, thy love may last a-while..."
- No. 5 - Song - Dick
- "A medical student am I, and very delighted to see ye..." (four verses)
- No. 6 - Reception Chorus, and Song - Kodak
- "Hurrah! Hurrah!" & "I'm the head of a corps diplomatic..."
- No. 7 - Spanish Dance
- No. 8 - Solo and Chorus - Kitty
- "A maiden lived demurely, in village home securely..." (four verses)
- No. 9 - Topical Song - (soloist unspecified)
- "I've been living in the tropics and have long'd to know the topics..." (four verses)
- No. 10 - Duet & Pas de Deux - Dora & Dick
- "We often hear the world's a stage, and yet 'tis no romance..." (** see below)
- No. 11 - Trio - Dick, Kodak, & Dora, with Chorus
- "Of course you did the usual rounds when you were up in London..."
- No. 12 - Song - Jack & Chorus
- "There are people who complain that old England's on the wane..."
- No. 13 - Finale Act I
- "The Anchor's weighed - our captain's gig awaits you..."
ACT II - "Kodakoria."
- No. 14 - Opening Chorus
- "A-yah! Ayah! tow homai! tow homai! ... Hail to his nibs whose domain's territorial..."
- No. 15 - Song - Love is King - (soloist unspecified)
- "Oh come, my love, to me, I wait and sigh..."
- No. 16 - Reception Chorus
- "Welcome the tropical, topical chief, whose lofty importance surpasses belief..."
- No. 17 - Song - Kodak & Chorus
- "I'm the Kodakorian ruler, and the great Imperial schooler..." (four verses)
- No. 18 - Song - Dick Dashaway
- "If you feel a little chippy, low and strange..." (three verses)
- No. 19 - Trio - Head, Foote, Dick Dashaway & Chorus
- "I am his Nib's confidential adviser..." (four verses)
- No. 20 - Song - Ah! Men - (soloist unspecified)
- "Little girls, they tell me, never ought to think about a man..."
- No. 21 - Song, Chorus & Dance - (soloist unspecified)
- "I am a merry mannikin who goes about a lot..." (four verses)
- No. 22 - Irish Song - Kodak
- "Mick Brannigan gave a big party, just to cilebrate Murphy's rilease..." (three verses)
- No. 23 - Ballad - Frankie & Chorus
- "Where the tide is flowing, flowing to the land..."
- No. 24 - Song - Italiano Rusticano - (soloist unspecified)
- "When I firs-a came-a to this-a countree..." (three verses)
- No. 25 - Tarantella (with piccolo)
- No. 26 - Song & Chorus - The Hot Cross Bun Brigade - (soloist unspecified)
- "We are the Kodak's trusted nurses..."
- No. 27 - Trio & Dance - (soloists unspecified)
- "We come from the land of the Ostrich plumes..."
- No. 28 - Finale Act II
- "I'm a democratic king, yes! And my subjects love to sing, yes!..."
Nos. 1, 5, 15 & 16 are by Alfred Plumpton, No. 8 is attributed jointly to L. Gangloff & Alfred Plumpton,
No. 21 is attributed jointly to E. Ouvrard & Alfred Plumpton,
Nos. 2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 19, 24 & 25 are by John Crook, Nos. 4 & 23 are by Walter Slaughter,
Nos. 9, 12, 17, 18, 22, 27 & 28 are by Lionel Monckton, No. 8a is by H. Van Der Finck,
No. 3 is by Milton Wellings,
No. 20 is by Edward Solomon, and No. 26 is by Paul Fauchey.
** The Galop at the end of no. 10 shows a dubious key signature of D, which I have taken the liberty of altering to G.
** The Dance at the end of no. 21 shows no key signature at all, but I'm assuming it continues in D minor, not A minor.
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