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"The Royal Vagabond" (1919)
Music by Wm. Cary Duncan, Dr. Anselm Goetzl (18?? - 1923) & George M. Cohan (1878 - 1942)
Book and Lyrics by Stephen Ivor Szinnyey and Wm. Cary Duncan
ACT I - At the King's Head Inn, Bargravia.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus
- "Tra, la, la, la, tra, la, la, la, the villagers sing tra-la-la-la in ev'ry comic opera..."
- No. 2 - Song - Anitza and Chorus
- "I have a sweetheart, tenderly love he confessed..."
- No. 3 - Soldier Chorus
- "Here come the soldiers, with a rum-tum-tum-tum-tum! Here come the soldiers..."
- No. 4 - Song - Prince and Chorus
- "The day is past of the monarch proud, who rules like slaves the servile crowd..."
- No. 5 - Trio - Petroff, Helena and Anitza
- "Tho' you are a princess with castles and lands, a humble courtier I..."
- No. 6 - Finale Act I
- "Goodbye, Autocracy; Come in, Democracy; The latch-string is swinging for you..."
ACT II - In the Royal Palace Courtyard.
- No. 7 - Opening Act II
- "We are here to guard the royal crowd, we're regular comic op'ra soldiers..."
- No. 8 - Duet - Helena, Page and Chorus
- "Oh Royalty, you know such blisses, visions fair of royal charms..."
- No. 9 - Quartett - Wanda, Josette, Prince and Hopkins
- "A girlie shouldn't know too much, now should she? ..."
- No. 10 - "Messenger" song - Violetta and Chorus
- "Nobles should write with discretion, when there's a message to send..."
- No. 10a - Dance
- No. 11 - Ensemble - Helena and Petroff
- "To a kingdom, to a kingdom, to a kingdom of our own..."
- No. 12 - Song - Anitza
- "Love is love in ermine or tatters, dear; love is love and nothing else matters, dear..."
- No. 13 - Finale Act II
- "We're here to fight the royal crowd..."
ACT III - In the Throne Room.
- No. 14 - Entr'acte
- No. 15a - Opening Sequence
- "Fair garlands of roses we strew in your way, as vows of devotion we're singing..."
- No. 15b - Coronation Rehearsal
- No. 16 - "Goodbye Bargravia"
- "Goodbye it really means, dear, to childhood scenes, dear, on Bargravia's shore..."
- No. 17 - Duet - Antiza and Prince
- "Tho' you are a princess with castles and lands, a humble courtier I. Yet love is love..."
- No. 18 - Finale Ultimo
- "Goodbye, Bargravia, wonderful fairy land, all of your hills so grand, mounted by nature's hand..."
Lyrics to songs:
You could also download a ZIP file containing the vocal items in Midi Karaoke format. This would allow you to follow the lyrics, provided you install the necessary vanBasco's Karaoke Player which you may obtain free of charge from their website.
Items 1, 3, 11 and 16 were composed by George M. Cohan.
Items 14, 15b and 17 were composed by Dr. Anselm Goetzl, who also compiled the Overture.
Items 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12 and 15a are attributed to both Wm. Cary Duncan and Dr. Anselm Goetzl.
Items 7, 8, 10, 13 and 18 are attributed to both George M. Cohan and Dr. Anselm Goetzl.
Click here for details of the original New York cast.
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