Gilbert and Sullivan Archive

JANE ANNIE

ADDITIONAL LYRICS

The following two musical numbers appear in the vocal score but not in the libretto. They apparently replaced the duet ("Strictly tended plants are mine") for Miss Sims and the Proctor and the duet ("O eyes that spoke to me of truth") for Bab and Tom, both of which appeared in act one.


No. 5. QUARTET. -- MISS SIMS, PROCTOR, SIM, and GREG.

MISS S:

Approach her thus, your hand on heart;
Then give a start!
Next, let a gleam light up your eyes
In just this wise.
Become an altered person now
With courtly bow.
Put on the debonaire and gay,
This is the way.

ALL:
First approach her gingerly,
Then you give a start;
Then you wait and hesitate,
Your hand upon your heart!
Then become an altered man,
This is how it's done:
Raise your heel and clasp your hands,
And that's position one!

PROCTOR:
Comment upon her ears so small
(They're not at all),
Compare her eyes to wooded lakes
(That always takes),
Say ne'er before you've loved a maid
('Tis easy said),
And down you plump upon your knees,
In this way, please!

ALL:
First approach her gingerly,
Then you give a start;
Then you wait and hesitate,
Your hand upon your heart!
Then become a courtly man,
This is what you do:
Raise your heels a little more,
And that's position two!

MISS S:
Approach her thus, your hand on heart, etc.
ALL:
First approach her gingerly, etc.


No. 8. TRIO. -- BAB, TOM, and PROCTOR.

BAB:

What are the gifts that love may bring?
Dreams of a girlish fairyland;
A bridal wreath and a golden ring,
A tender heart and a loyal hand.

PROCTOR:
A chance for which each school-girl pants,
To chaperone her maident aunts.
ALL:
Joy and sorrow, thrill and sting,
These are the gifts that love may bring.

TOM:
What are the gifts that love may bring?
A heavy heart and a sleepless eye;
A weary soul that still will cling
To a shattered dream and hopes that die.

PROCTOR:
A judge's gibe and a counsel's fee,
These are the gifts that love brought me.
BAB and TOM:
Joy and sorrow, thrill and sting,
These are the gifts that love may bring.

BAB:
What are the gifts that love may bring?
Dreams of a girlish fairyland;
A bridal wreath and a golden ring,
A tender heart and a loyal hand.

PROCTOR:
A writ and breach of promise case,
A shorter purse and a longer face.

ALL:
Joy and sorrow, thrill and sting,
These are the gifts that love may bring.



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