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"He Came from Milwaukee" (1910)
Music by Louis A. Hirsch (1887 - 1924) and Ben M. Jerome
Lyrics by Edward Madden
ACT I - Hotel of Ostend.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus
- "My! What a cosmopolitan crowd at Ostend! Quite annoying, is it not? Sort of a social melting pot. Classes mix! What utter rot! ..."
- No. 2 - Song - Leska and Chorus
- "There lies a land where I command full many a wand'ring band ... Gypsy Land, Gypsy Land, Gypsy Land ..."
- No. 3 - Duett - Bruce and Betty
- "Now, what if I tarried till someone got married to you? ... Poor she! And likewise supposing some fellow proposing won you? ..."
- No. 4 - Duett - Duke and Constance
- "What is there in love, to thrill until it seems divine? ... If I knew, I'd tell you. What is there in love that courses thro'..."
- No. 5 - Wedding Bells Chorus
- "Sweetest of creatures, the neatest of preachers lives near in a dear little church ... Oh my, what a lover you'd sigh to discover..."
- No. 6 - Finale Act I
- "What was that noise! What was that noise! It sounded like a terrible explosion. Was it a bomb, if so where from? ..."
ACT II - Street in Zurach, in front of the Palace.
- No. 7 - Opening Chorus
- "Royalty with dignity will condescend its smile to lend to Coronation day. While people of the nation pay ... in a princely way..."
- No. 8 - Song - Leska
- "There are lovers in Bohemia who can love the best. There are moonbeams in Bohemia that outshine the rest..."
- No. 8a - Entrance
- No. 9 - Consequences - Herman von Schnellenvein and Show Girls
- "Let each person take a paper, write a gentleman's name. Fold it, pass it, that's your caper..."
- No. 10 - Song - Herman and Chorus
- "Taken from the Isle of Zinga Loo, captured by a mercenary crew, sold into a circus where they work us and they work us..."
- No. 11 - Song - Napoleon
- "When first I met the fair Lizette, down in the Quartier Latin, she whispered low 'I love you so, you are a beautiful man'..."
- No. 11a - Exit
- No. 12 - Song - Constance and Chorus
- "Oh silver moon in the sky, you look as lonely as I; you're a sentimental moon, tell me why, with all your splendor..."
- No. 13 - Aeroplane Duet - Bruce and Betty
- "There's the blue of the skies in your bright starry eyes, and you smile like a sunbeam in June..."
- No. 14 - The Coronation
- "All hail, the Duke, who soon will be his own right royal majesty, to reign alone upon the throne of Zurach, our fair nation..."
- No. 15 - Finale Act II
- "Waltz me away to the rhyming and chiming of merry wedding bells. Oh, what a treasure of pleasure each measure of melody foretells..."
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