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"The Belle of New York" (1897)
Music by Gustave Kerker (1857 - 1923)
Lyrics by Hugh Morton
- Scene 1 - The Dining Room of Harry Bronson's House on Riverside Drive, New York.
- Scene 2 - The Conservatory of Harry Bronson's House.
- Scene 3 - Pell Street, New York, on the Chinese New Year's Eve.
- No. 1 - Introduction and Opening Chorus
- "When a man is twenty-one, let him drink hot rum, let him drink it hot and cold..."
- No. 2 - Song - Cora & Chorus
- "When I was born, the stars stood still and blink'd their eyes with wonder..."
- No. 4 - Song and Dance - Mugg & Bill, with Chorus
- "When little Sister Kissie gets a-jumping..."
- No. 6 - Song - Fifi and Chorus
- "To be the toy of a bold bad boy, I really do think I should like it..."
- No. 7 - March and Chorus - Members of the Young Men's Rescue League, with Song - Ichabod
- "With stately tread..."
- No. 8 - Song - Harry & Chorus
- "Where'er you stray the wide world through, you'll find today this maxim true..."
- No. 9 - Song - Fifi & Bridesmaids
- "Ze American girl she walk like zis in a haughty mannaire..."
- No. 10 - Song - Ichabod
- "Pretty girl, my fancy turns to you. Listen and I'll tell you what I'll do..."
- No. 11 - Chorus
- "Pretty little China girlie, velly velly nice, when she got a long way off, Ching! Ching! ..."
- No. 12 - Song - Violet & Chorus
- "I find it very difficult to make young men religious..."
- No. 13 - Song - Blinky Bill & Chorus
- "There's a great little girl in a queer little gown who's the pride of the Salvation Army..."
- No. 16 - Finale Act I
- "Your life, my little girl, in the future shall be sunny..."
- Scene 1 - Smyler's Candy Store, Broadway, New York.
- Scene 2 - The Interior of the Grand Central Station, New York.
- Scene 3 - On the Lawn of the Casino at Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island.
- No. 17 - Entr'act and Opening Chorus
- "Oh, Sonny, Sonny, Sonny, can't you work a little fast..."
- No. 18 - Duet - Fifi and Harry
- "When we are married ... Why, what will you do? ... I will be tender and I will be true..."
- No. 21 - Entrance of Brass Band, and Song - Violet
- "I hope I do not shock my late converted flock..."
- No. 22 - Song - Violet and Chorus
- "I'm weary of being so prim and sedate, I want to be racketty, clicketty, clacketty..."
- No. 23 - Duet - Billy and Mamie
- "Get on your pumps, mame, I'm goin' ter take yer spieling..."
- No. 24 - Song - Ichabod
- "Meet me on the beach, boys, down at Narragansett; we'll go out and have a little swim..."
- No. 25 - Chorus
- "For the twentieth time we'll drink, we'll drink..."
- No. 27 - Song - Violet
- "At ze naughty Folies Bergere my feet zey fly up in ze air..."
- No. 28 - Finale Act II
- "For in the field of moral endeavour no competitor can shake a stick at us..."
Items 3, 5, 14, 15, 19, 20 and 26 are reprises or interpolated numbers, not included in the vocal score.
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