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"The Silver Slipper" (1902)
Music by Leslie Stuart (1866 - 1928)
Book by Owen Hall
Lyrics by W. H. Risque and Leslie Stuart
ACT I - Shallamar Hall, and the Court of Justice on the Planet Venus.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus
- "Our College gowns and College caps would lead you to suppose, perhaps..."
- No. 2 - Song - Sir Victor and Chorus
- "I formed a plan some years ago ... a plan, a plan, a wonderful plan..."
- No. 3 - Quintette - Sir Victor, Miss Jimper, Berkeley, Brenda and Louis
- "It's no use your talking to people who don't..."
- No. 4 - Duet - Louis and Brenda
- "It's nice to be engaged. Can anybody doubt it? ..."
- No. 5 - Trio - Miss Jimper, Berkeley and Twanks
- "If there's someone you'd so impress that he'd anything do for you..."
- No. 6 - Song and Dance - Wrenne
- "I'm just a boy, the same little boy you meet with ev'rywhere..."
- No. 7 - Concerted Number, with Queen of Venus
- "Shine, shine, brightest of stars, yet how fair is our Eden and bright..."
- No. 8 - Song - Stella
- "I'm but a simple maiden and I know that I've been taught to dread the world and all its ways..."
- No. 9 - Concerted Number
- "We'll play the game and make it interesting, hunt the slipper and find it if you can! ..."
- No. 10 - Song - Miss Jimper and Chorus
- "I've an eye to strict decorum in all I do and all I say..."
- No. 11 - Finale Act I
- "We don't intend to stay with you, Shallamar, this game has gone too far..."
ACT II - Scene 1: Neuilly Fair, Scene 2: The Turkey Room in the Art Club, Paris.
- No. 12 - Opening Chorus
- "Hi! Hi! Hi! ... The fair, the fair, the fun of the fair, there's noise and rattle ev'rywhere..."
- No. 13 - Song - Wrenne and Chorus
- "To stand in front of a two-penny show and beat the drum, ta-ra-rum-a-tum! ..."
- No. 14 - Double Sextette
- "What would you do when you reached the moon and you found no man there after all? ..."
- No. 15 - Concerted Number - Miss Jimper, Brenda, Berkeley and Chorus
- "Just come along home with me, Sir Victor..."
- No. 16 - Song - Louis
- "Two eyes of blue, two little fairy eyes, laughing and beaming, or tearfuly gleaming..."
- No. 17 - Marche Militaire (Danse Parisian)
- No. 18 - Riding Duet - Miss Jimper and Twanks
- "If I could be what I really ought, I'd be the master presiding..."
- No. 19 - Song - Stella and Chorus of Men
- "I want to choose a nice young man ... Choose me, I love you so..."
- No. 20 - Song - Berkeley and Chorus
- "Don't you know the little lady who is nearly seventeen, who pretends she's very clever..."
- No. 21 - Song - Miss Jimper
- "There's a boarding house over the way, and it isn't obtrusively gay..." (4 verses)
Items 15 and 18 were composed by Sir Landon Ronald (1873 - 1938).
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