A Country Girl, or, Town and Country is a musical play in two acts by James T. Tanner, with lyrics by Adrian Ross, additional lyrics by Percy Greenbank, music by Lionel Monckton and additional songs by Paul Rubens.
The musical opened at Daly's Theatre in London, managed by George Edwardes, on 18 January 1902 and ran for 729 performances.
| GEOFFREY CHALLONER
|| Mr. C. Hayden-Coffin
| THE RAJAH OF BHONG
|| Mr. Rutland Barrington
| SIR JOSEPH VERITY
|| Mr. Frederick Kaye
| DOUGLAS VERITY
|| Mr. Leedham Bantock
| GRANFER MUMMERY
|| Mr. Willie Warde
| LORD ANCHESTER
|| Mr. Akerman May
| LORD GRASSMERE
|| Mr. Bertram Wallis
| MAJOR VICAT
|| Mr. Alfred Hickman
| SIR CHARLES CORTELYON
|| Mr. Cecil Castle
|| Mr. Fred Vigay
| RUBE FAIRWAY
|| Mr. Sebastian King
|| Mr. Huntley Wright
| MARJORIE JOY
|| Miss Lilian Eldeé
|PRINCESS MEHELANEH OF BHONG
||Miss Maggie May
| MADAME SOPHIE
|| Miss Ethyl Irving
| MRS. QUINTON RAIKES
|| Miss Beryl Faber
|| Mrs. Edmund Phelps
| MISS CARRUTHERS
|| Miss Topsy Sinden
|CAPTAIN OF THE GOLDEN HUSSARS
||Miss Olive Morrell
| LADY ANCHESTER
|| Miss Vera Edwardine
| MISS POWYSCOURT
|| Miss Nina Sevening
||Miss Olga Beatty-Kingston
| MISS COURTLANDS
|| Miss Dora Field
| MISS ECROYD
|| Miss Mabel Hurst
Lyrics and MIDI Files
ACT I - A Devonshire Landscape.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus, & Song - Mummery - "When the birds begin to sing, out we go a-harvesting..."
- No. 2 - Song - Nan & Chorus - "Johnnie came from London Town for a bit of fun..."
- No. 3 - Song - Marjorie - "Over the hills and far away, borne on the summer breeze..."
- No. 4 - Song - Geoffrey & Chorus - "A sailor's life's the life I trow, he works now late, now early..."
- No. 5 - Song - Barry & Chorus - "I went to sea as a bold A. B., and I thought when I got on board..."
- No. 6 - Duet - Marjorie & Geoffrey - "When we were children, going through meadows after mowing..."
- No. 7 - Song - Chorus & Scene - Rajah & Princess - "Here he comes, here he comes! In his Eastern glory..."
- No. 8 - Song - Nan & Chorus - "Oh, Molly was tall and fair to see, her manners were frank, her language free..."
- No. 9 - Double Chorus & Scene - "Come and see them, only see! Never did anyone look so funny! ..."
- No. 10 - Duet - Barry & Sophie - "Two little chicks lived in a farmyard, happy as chicks can be..."
- No. 11 - Song - Princess - "Over the mountain passes, under the peaks of snow..."
- No. 12 - Finale Act I - "Hurrah! for the squire, our gallant young squire, head of the house that was head of the shire..."
ACT II - Interior of the Ministry of Fine Arts.
- No. 13 - Opening Chorus - "From 1795 to 1799, Republican France would dress for a dance in fashions extremely fine..."
- No. 14 - Song - Sophie & Chorus - "I'm quite the most attractive of all the girls, they say..." (five verses)
- No. 15 - Octet - Rajah, Geoffrey, Marjorie, Nan & others - "We are invited everywhere by people we can't say No to..."
- No. 16 - Song - Barry - "Mrs. Brown's a wonder, she's fifty-six or more..." (six verses)
- No. 17 - Song - Barry & Chorus - "Oh! a sailor loves a chance of a partner at a dance, when his ship comes into port..."
- No. 18 - Song - Marjorie - "An actress smiles and an actress sighs, an actress hopes and fears or cries..."
- No. 19 - Song - Geoffrey - "Time passes slowly by, my little Girlie..."
- No. 20 - Song - Nan & Chorus - "Oh, London girls are all so haughty, proud, and chilly..."
- No. 21 - Song - Rajah & Chorus - "When once I was given to dances, no doubt I committed some faults..."
- No. 22 - Duet & Dance - Sophie & Barry - "You're a very funny man!" "Oh! really? You're a very curious girl! ..."
- No. 23 - Finale Act II - "Yo-ho! little girls, yo-ho! That's so, little girls, that's so..."
- External Links
- Vocal Score at the Internet Archive
- A Country Girl at Wikipedia
- A Country Girl at A Guide to Musical Theatre
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