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No. 22: SOLO (Ludwig)
No. 23: SONG (Herald) & Chorus
No. 24: RECIT. (Ludwig)

"Why, who is this approaching...
The Prince of Monte Carlo...
His Highness we know not"

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(March heard.)

Ludwig. (recit.)
Why, who is this approaching,
Upon our joy encroaching?
Some rascal come a-poaching
Who’s heard that wine we’re broaching?

Chorus.

Who may this be?
Who may this be?
Who may this be?
Who may this be?
Who is he? Who is he?
Who is he?

(Enter Herald.)

Jones Hewson as the Herald
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Herald.
The Prince of Monte Carlo,
From Mediterranean water,
Has come here to bestow
On you his be-eautiful daughter.
They’ve paid off all they owe,
As every statesman oughter –
That Prince of Monte Carlo
And his be-eautiful daughter!
Chorus.
The Prince of Monte Carlo!
Herald.
From Mediterranean water,
Chorus.
Has come here to bestow
Herald & Chorus.
On you his be-eautiful daughter.
Chorus.
They've paid off all they owe,
Herald.
As ev'ry statesman oughter —
That Prince of Monte Carlo
Chorus.
And his be-eautiful daughter

Herald.
The Prince of Monte Carlo,
Who is so very partickler,
Has heard that you’re also
For ceremony a stickler –
Therefore he lets you know
By word of mouth auric’lar –
(That Prince of Monte Carlo
Who is so very particklar) –
That Prince of Monte Carlo
Chorus.
From Mediterranean water,
Herald.
Has come here to bestow
Chorus.
On you his be-eautiful daughter.
Herald.
They've paid off all they owe,
Chorus.
As ev'ry statesman oughter —
Herald.
That Prince of Monte Carlo
Chorus.
And his be-eautiful daughter,
His be-eautiful daughter!

Herald. Chorus.
The Prince of Monte Carlo
He lets you know
He's here to bestow
His be-eautiful daughter!
His daughter!

Ludwig. (recit.)
His Highness we know not – nor the locality
In which is situate his Principality;
But, as he guesses by some odd fatality,
This is the shop for cut and dried formality!
Let him appear –
He’ll find that we’re
Remarkable for cut and dried formality.

(Reprise of March. Exit Herald. Ludwig beckons his Court.)

Ludwig. (spoken)
I have a plan – I’ll tell you all the plot of it –
He wants formality – he shall have a lot of it!
(Whispers to them, through symphony.)
Conceal yourselves, and when I give the cue,
Spring out on him – you all know what to do!

(All conceal themselves behind the draperies that enclose the stage.)

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