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"Dolly Varden" (1902)
Music by Julian Edwards (1855 - 1910)
Lyrics by Stanislaus Stangé
ACT I - London, 1730.
- No. 1 - Introduction - Lord Gayspark and Girls
- "Swing her high and swing her low, swing my lady to and fro..."
- No. 2 - Duett - Lucette, Alice and Female Chorus
- "When the Spring is laughing and smiling on the earth..."
- No. 3 - Song - Harcourt and Chorus
- "The sailor's a Lothario, his heart is all embracing..."
- No. 4 - Song - Letitia
- "For wealth what cares the heart of youth, 'tis love that most enriches..."
- No. 5 - Song - Dick
- "In me behold a lover whose sweetheart's under cover, for days I've followed her thro' ev'ry street..."
- No. 6 - Trio - Dolly, Dick and Fairfax
- "What an awful, awful pity that a maiden young and pretty..."
- No. 7 - Song - Dolly and Female Chorus
- "I've lived my life 'mid cow and hens. I've dearly loved two little wrens..."
- No. 8 - Duett - Dick and Dolly
- "Love means the birth of a strange new joy, a sad sweet pain is its sole alloy..."
- No. 9 - Song - Fairfax
- "I have wandered far and near, but the place I hold most dear is a little lane that leads down..."
- No. 10 - Duett - Letitia and Harcourt
- "When a maiden and her lover for the first time are alone..."
- No. 11 - Song - Dolly and Chorus
- "A Cannibal maid one wintry morn stood by the raging sea..."
- No. 12 - Finale Act I
- "He must be punished! ... I must be punished? ... Yes, and most severely! ..."
- No. 13 - Quartet - Letitia, Alice, Marlow and Cragsby
- "We long to love with a love that loves, the love that loves for ever..."
- No. 14 - Song - Harcourt and Chorus
- "There are signs and indications of a woman's inclinations..."
- No. 15 - Song - Letitia and Chorus
- "Brave and true the army, but none of them for me. I prefer the navy..."
- No. 16 - Quartette - Letitia, Dolly, Lucette and Alice
- "For man we form this gracious, graceful pose..."
- No. 17 - Song - Dolly
- "Once there was a little jay-bird, a rather ancient jay-bird who lived on the top of a tree..."
- No. 18 - Ensemble - Principals and Chorus
- "Fair maid, I thank you for your thought, a gentle deed with kindness fraught..."
- No. 19 - Song - Dick
- "There's one thing worth the having here, 'twas sent down from the skies..."
- No. 20 - Song - Fairfax and Male Chorus
- "No song I sing of golden ring, no lay of ladies fair..."
- No. 21 - Octett - Letitia, Dolly, Lucette, Alice, Harcourt, Disk, Marlow and Cragsby
- "Behold each timid bride..."
- No. 22 - Finale Act II
- "Oh! I'm no longer Dolly Varden; Oh! you darling, beg your pardon, that kiss was simply great..."
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