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"The Shop Girl" (1894)
Music by Ivan Caryll (1861 - 1921) and others
Lyrics by H. J. W. Dam & Adrian Ross
Act I - The Royal Stores.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus
- "This noble institution of financial evolution is the glory of our British trade..."
- No. 2 - Song - Hooley & Bessie, with Chorus
- "If you ever should engage in trade, you will never find your fortune made..."
- No. 3 - Quartet - Sir George, Count, Hooley & Colonel
- "Although I am a man of law, of many years in practice spent..."
- No. 4 - Chorus of Stage Beauties
- "In us of course you see a charming coterie, whose fascinations all confess..."
- No. 5 - Song - Charlie & Foundlings
- "If without a single mark of your identity, on a hospitable doorstep you are thrown..."
- No. 6 - Song - Beatrice
- "When I came to the shop some years ago, I was terribly shy and simple..."
- No. 7 - Perambulator Duet - Bessie & Charlie
- "Hush-a-bye, hush-a-bye, shut your little eye, dear..."
- No. 8 - Valse Song - Beatrice & Chorus
- "Over the hills and over into the sunset's glow..."
- No. 9 - Concerted Piece - Bertie & Foundlings
- "Foundlings are we, waiting to see who will unravel our pre-natal mystery..."
- No. 9a - Exit after Scene (Reprise)
- "Foundlings are we, waiting to see..."
- No. 10 - Song - Miggles
- "It was an evil hour when I met my Mary Ann, oh! woe! woe the day!..."
- No. 11 - Song - Ada & Chorus
- "Left upon a doorstep at half past nine..."
- No. 12 - Finale Act I
- "Farewell, farewell, we tender our congratulations truly..."
ACT II - Fancy Bazaar at Kensington.
- No. 13 - Opening Chorus
- "Charity, charity, charity, charity, fearless are we in a bazaar..."
- No. 14 - Song - (soloist unspecified)
- "I'm a lady not unknown to fame, critics call me by my Christian name..."
- No. 14a - Song - Bessie & Chorus
- "I lub a gal, 'spose she lubs me too, anyhow she say she do..."
- No. 15 - Duet - Miggles & Miss Robinson
- "I am a Jap, please notice my cap, 'twas copied from off a tea caddy..."
- No. 16 - Song - John Brown & Chorus
- "In the steerage of a Liner I went out to be a miner..."
- No. 17 - Trio - Sir George, Count & Colonel
- "If you can fully fathom human folly and fatuity..."
- No. 18 - Chorus
- "We're now to have some mystery, the forecast of our history..."
- No. 19 - Song - Charlie & Chorus
- "There was once a country maiden came to London for a trip..."
- No. 20 - Song - Lady Dodo
- "The Man in the Moon is down, he is winning a great renown..."
- No. 21 - Song - Bertie & Chorus
- "I'm what folks call a Johnnie, of the title I am proud..."
- Nos. 22 & 22a - Chorus & Recits. (soloist unspecified)
- "The show, the show, the show, the show..."
- No. 23 - Finale Act II
- "Now joy is in the air, their future will be fair, look'd after by this kindly desperado..."
Items 4, 16 and 21 were composed by Lionel Monckton.
Item 14a was written and composed by Leslie Stuart.
Item 19 was composed by Felix McGlennon.
Lyrics to songs:
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