Evangeline is a burlesque of the poem of the same name by Longfellow in three acts written by Boston-bred showbiz novices J. Cheever Goodwin, who contributed the words, and Edward E. "Ned" Rice, who contributed the music. It opened at Niblo's Garden, New York, on 27 July 1874.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus - "We must be off without delay, the wind is fresh, the sky is clear, come, boys, arouse and work away, too long we linger here..."
- No. 2 - Ballad - Evangeline - "Wouldst know the thoughts by which my heart is brightened, and from whose presence care and sorrow flee? ..."
- No. 3 - Trio - Catherine, Eulalie and Eva - "Into the water we'll go, there to have fun and be gay. Mermen and mermaids are down below, we'll be as happy as they."
- No. 4 - Chorus - "She's saved, she's saved, the whale is disappointed; she's saved, she's saved, and happy are we all. Let's sing until our lungs are hoarse..."
- No. 5 - Song - Gabriel - "Would you know the way I'm feeling? Listen then and I will tell you. I'm in love with such a darling girl, fit to be the fairies' Queen."
- No. 6 - Song - Le Blanc and Chorus - "Come listen to the mournful tale that I will try to tell to you, about a sailor, Sammy Smug, who sailed upon the waters blue."
- No. 7 - Duett - Evangeline and Gabriel - "The lover's breast is ne'er so blest as by the charm that music lends, for Cupid's dainty brow it bends..."
- No. 8 - Song - Le Blanc and Chorus - "A farmer lived in a town nearby (with a ring, ting, ting, ting, ting, tang, tong) and he was fond of a glass on the sly..."
- No. 9 - Soldiers' Chorus - "In us you see the chosen army of the land, who brave as lions are; before our force no enemy can ever stand..."
- No. 10 - Solo and Ensemble - "He says I must go, for what I don't know, I'm sure I've done nothing that's naughty, and that I should be a prisoner of he..."
- No. 11 - Boorioboola Gha Chorus - "Hickery, hackery, jim jam, Boorioboola Gha! Whit ger wockerty flim flam, Boorioboola Gha! Molly cum bibberty, carribolu..."
- No. 12 - Captain Dietrich and Chorus - "I'm in lofe mit a shveet leedle girls, und Katrina vos vot she vos called, unt her hair dot vos long unt vas hanging in curls..."
- No. 13 - Duet - Catherine and Le Blanc - "We are off to seek for Eva, she's the girl we want to see; if she's found we'll never leave her till I've married him to she..."
- No. 14 - Male Quartette - "Round about the diamond field we go with billies in our hands, seeking here and seeking there the robbers of our land. Twelve o'clock..."
- No. 15 - Policeman's Chant - "Prowling round the diamond fields at twelve o'clock at night, seeing all was right, safe and sound and tight. There we found a party..."
- No. 16 - Song - Gabriel and Chorus - "Many, many years ago there lived a mighty king ... There lived a mighty king ... And his beard was white as snow..."
- No. 17 - Song - Evangeline - "Where are thou now, my beloved? Canst thou not come to my call? Sad is my heart, as the shades fall around me..."
- No. 18 - Finale Act II - "Great monarch, I thank thee for all you've done for me, and wish that ever throughout your life you may most happy be..."
- No. 19 - Kissing Song - Evangeline - "Kissing goes they say by favour, and 'tis certain through all time. Kissing has a certain flavor, making it almost sublime..."
- No. 20 - Duet - Evangeline and Gabriel - "Go not, happy day, yet a moment stay; brief has been thy measure. Tarry but an instant in thy flying..."
- No. 21 - Song - Evangeline - "You wonder why I'm feeling so joyous and so gay, why pleasure, gently o'er me stealing, drives doubts and troubles far away."
- No. 22 - Song and Waltz - Gabriel - "I've travelled East and West, and many countries seen; many a girl with teeth of pearl, and rosy cheeks I ween..."
- No. 23 - Song - Evangeline - "Come to me quickly, my darling, leave me no longer alone, troubles and sorrows will vanish, only one kiss will atone..."
- No. 24 - Marching Chorus - "When first the sound of battle came, we gaily marched away; for when we heard our country call, we could not but obey..."
- No. 25 - Song - Evangeline - "Sweet the song of birds in springtime as they fill with music all the air! Sweet the breath of roses blooming, sighing out their souls..."
- No. 26 - Grand Finale - "Our little play is done; we'd tried to give you fun; our only aim has been to please, been to please, been to please. All errors pray excuse."
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Posters from various productions.
- External Link
- Evangeline at New York Public Library
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