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"San Toy" (1899)
Music by Sidney Jones (1861 - 1946) & Lionel Monckton (1861 - 1924)
Lyrics by Harry Greenbank and Adrian Ross
I include this delightful score by Sidney Jones on the understanding that, as this show was performed in New York as long ago as 1900, it is now in the American public domain. If this assumption should prove to be incorrect, then please let me know and I shall immediately withdraw this music, offering my sincere apologies to all concerned.
ACT I - A Street in Pynka Pong.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus
- "On China's empire shining bright, the moon will reach its full tonight..."
- No. 2 - Quintette - Li, Wai Ho, Ah Wen, Yu Sam & Me Koui
- "Of noble kin is the mandarin..."
- No. 3 - Song - Dudley
- "A modern lady's maid who serves a modern lady has got to know her trade..."
- No. 4 - Song - Poppy
- "Once I was free to roam over the fields at home..."
- No. 5 - Song - Yen How & Wives
- "Oh, my name is Yen How, I'm a Mandarin great..." (seven verses)
- No. 6 - Song - San Toy
- "Where the plum-tree flower'd gaily in the garden came an Englishman to meet a little maid..."
- No. 7 - Duet - San Toy & Bobbie
- "Oh my lover, you are clever smart but you've never taught me yet..."
- No. 8 - Concerted Number
- "Have you heard there's a girl in the moon? ..."
- No. 9 - Quartette - Poppy, Dudley, Tucker amp; Li
- "You cannot think how dull it is where fashion plates are nullities..."
- No. 10 - Song - Bobbie
- "Dear little maid, San Toy, child of the morn are you..."
- No. 11 - Duet & Scena - San Toy & Fo Hop
- "When you are wed to me ... Far sooner dead I'd be..."
- No. 12 - Duet - Dudley & Li
- "Your marriages here are certainly queer, I do not see what's the attraction..."
- No. 13 - Finale Act I
- "We have come here now to renew our protestation..."
ACT II - Hall in Emperor's Palace at Peking.
- No. 14 - Solo & Chorus - Sing Hi & Mandarins
- "We are the cream of courtly creatures, mighty mandarins..."
- No. 15 - Song - Dudley
- "Rhoda Rye was a London lass, taking and trim and tidy..."
- No. 16 - Chorus
- "Make room for the Emperor's Own, imposing and splendid, who guard the Imperial Throne..."
- No. 17 - Concerted Number
- "At our majestic monarch's behest, welcome the whole barbarian band..."
- No. 18 - Song - Blanche and Chorus
- "How are English husbands won? Would you like to know?..."
- No. 19 - Pas Seul
- No. 20 - Duet - San Toy & Bobbie
- "As I'm a China maid, and you're an Englishman..."
- No. 21 - Entrance of Wives
- "We have come to see (squeak) what the palace life is..."
- No. 22 - Chinese Duet - Dudley & Li
- "Pletty littee Chinee, welly nice and tiny, livee on a mantel shelf..."
- No. 23 - Quartette - Poppy, Tucker, Dudley, Li & Chorus
- "What joy to know a month or so will see us in town again..."
- No. 24 - Song - Yen How & Chorus
- "I used to think a Chinaman was twenty times as fine a man..." (four verses)
- No. 25 - Song - Bobbie
- "A many maidens sweet and tender, and fair there are beneath the sun..."
- No. 26 - Song - San Toy
- "A butterfly, spreading his shining wing, went fluttering forth in the golden spring..."
- No. 27 - Song - Li
- "Blitish sojeman in led, ladie's muffee top-side head, ah!..." (four verses)
- No. 28 - Finale Act II
- "Vain was the fond endeavour love and its bond to sever! ..."
Songs nos. 3, 15, 23, 27, 29 and 31 were composed by Lionel Monckton.
Song no. 30 was written and composed by Paul A. Rubens.
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