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"The Prince of Pilsen" (1902)
Music by Gustav Luders (1865 - 1913)
Lyrics by Frank Pixley
ACT I - The water-front gardens of the International Hotel, Nice.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus
- "In days of old, the pirate bold ran up a flag of black, and sailed away in search of prey that came across his track. ..."
- No. 2 - Song - Artie and Girls
- "In good old London town (in good old London town) society you know is most exclusive (exclusive). We're much inclined to frown..."
- No. 3 - Song - Mrs. Crocker and Girls
- "In the sultry days of summer when the sun is blazing hot and life itself becomes a fearful bore, just leave your cares..."
- No. 4 - Entrance - François, Hans, Edith and Chorus
- "We'll have a gala day. Fate sends a prince this way; each voice we'll raise to sing the praise..."
- No. 5 - Students' Entrance
- "To fun and to folly no strangers are we, a student's life is jolly, a student's life is free; no maid can resist us, no sweetheart will flee..."
- No. 6 - Stein Song - Prince and Students
- "Better than riches of worldly wealth is a heart that's always jolly, beaming with happiness, hope and health..."
- No. 7 - Trio - Mrs. Crocker, Artie and Hans
- "There's the weepy creepy widow always dressed in black whose dear departed husband had no fault..."
- No. 8 - Duet - Sidonie, François and Chorus
- "A ladies' maid, as you'll all agree, should be the pink of propriety; she studies the ways of society..."
- No. 9 - Song - Prince and Chorus
- "I know no greater pleasure 'mid the trials that hedge my day than to light a good Havana and to smoke my cares away..."
- No. 10 - Finale Act I
- "What means this loud alarm? Someone has come to harm, someone we fear has come to harm. What has happened, what's the matter..."
- No. 11 - Opening Chorus
- "Tally ho! The horn of the master is calling, it says we must away. Oh, list to the echoes enthralling, their voice we must obey..."
- No. 12 - Song - Hans
- "A friend of mine went driving with a girl whom he admired, one ev'ning when the moon was shining bright; but he soon got into trouble..."
- No. 13 - Song - Mrs. Crocker and Chorus
- "Here's a girl from a town that's won renown for the Tammany tiger's capers; it's a beautiful spot but the news is so hot.."
- No. 14 - Song - Tom and Chorus
- "The rose's lips are warm and red, and burning with desire; her heart and soul are all a-flame with passion's glowing fire..."
- No. 15 - Song - Nellie, Prince and Chorus
- "In days of long ago, a moonbeam loved a star, but how could he tell her so, so fair, but, ah! so far..."
- No. 16 - Duet - François and Sidonie
- "We hold the winning cards, let's seek the boulevards, where night is day and life is gay with love's rewards..."
- No. 17 - Flower Fête
- "At last with hearts elate we end our floral fête. No thoughts of care shall mar these golden hours on this festal day..."
- No. 18 - Song - Tom and Chorus
- "When the call to arms resounds throughout the land, ev'ry Yankee tar is ready, heart and hand. If there's fighting to be done..."
- No. 19 - Finale Act II
- "She's the pretty city widow, she has learned a thing or two; she's a frisky, risky creature, and she'd clink a glass with you..."
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