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"The Quaker Girl" (1910)
Music by Lionel Monckton (1861 - 1924)
Lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank
ACT I - An English country village.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus, and Solo - Mrs. Lukyn
- "Jarge, we've such a tale to tell, have you heard about it? ..."
- No. 1a - Entrance of Quakers and Double Chorus
- "While our worthy village neighbours gossip, or resume their labours..."
- No. 2 - Song - Mathilde
- "When a maiden, all aglow with expectation, waits and watches for her lover to appear..."
- No. 3 - Duet - Mathilde and Charteris
- "Oh, my beautiful bride, I have flown to your side. None could stay me or delay me..."
- No. 4 - Quartet - Mathilde, Phœbe, Charteris and Tony
- "If this was two hundred years ago, in days of powder and patch..."
- No. 5 - Song - Prudence
- "Oh, a quiet Quaker maid from my babyhood I've been..."
- No. 6 - Duet - Prudence and Tony
- "When a bad, bad boy like me meets a good, good girl like you..."
- No. 7 - Concerted Number - Mathilde, Prudence, Charteris, Tony and Chorus
- "Tip-toe! Tip-toe! Quietly to church we go..."
- No. 8 - Song - Jeremiah
- "I remember clearly, ever since a lad, Mother gave me good advice, Father gave me bad..."
- No. 9 - Finale Act I
- "It's the wedding day of the happy pair. Why they ran away isn't our affair..."
ACT II - Madame Blum's Dressmaking Salon, Paris.
- No. 10 - Opening Chorus of Milliners
- "In this abode of Madame La Mode, ev'rything's bustle and flurry and fuss..."
- No. 11 - Song - Phœbe
- "Mother told me, so did Aunty, so did people ev'rywhere..."
- No. 12 - General Entrance and Chorus
- "On revient de Chantilly! Coming from the races - they have won, as we can see..."
- No. 13 - Song - Prudence
- "When I came over to Paris, it was such a curious change..."
- No. 14 - Song - Prince and Chorus
- "Come with me, come to the ball, music and merriment call..."
- No. 15 - Duet - Prudence and Tony
- "Will you kindly tell me how I should do? ... Well, you take a step, take a step..."
- No. 16 - March Quintet - Mathilde, Phœbe, Mme. Blum, Charteris and Jeremiah
- "Away together in lovers' weather..."
- No. 17 - Finale Act II
- "Ah ha, Monsieur Larose! We honour and admire you, but must suggest your taking a rest..."
ACT III - The Pre Catalan, outside Paris.
Song no. 26 was composed by Hugo Felix.
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Please note that a more elaborate MIDI Karaoke version of "The Quaker Girl", compiled by
Dr. James Pitt-Payne and Bunty Pritchard Jones, can be found on Fraser Charlton's website.
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