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ACT 1

No. 2: SOLO - INEZ

During the course of the run, INEZ's solo, "Let Others Seek the Peaceful Plain" was replaced with "My Parents Were of Great Gentility".

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INEZ:
Let others seek the peaceful plain,
Amid the mountains let me reign,
Be mine the rugged crest,
Be mine the eagle's nest,
High in the ancient hills of Spain!
Be mine the rugged crest,
Be mine the eagle's nest,
High in the ancient hills of Spain!

INEZ:CHORUS:
In the ancient hills of Spain! High in the hills of Spain!
High in the ancient hills of Spain!

INEZ:
Be mine the man who bears the knife,
Who for my smile would risk his life,
I'll take his manly hand,
By him content to stand,
For I will be to him a loving wife!
I'll take his manly hand,
By him content to stand,
For I will be to him a loving wife!

INEZ:CHORUS:
In the ancient hills of Spain! High in the hills of Spain!
High in the ancient hills of Spain!
Viva la Reina! Viva la Reina!
Hail to our Chieftainess!
Hail to our Chieftainess!
Viva la Reina!

To the conclusion of this number.

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Inez
Rosina Brandram as Inez
INEZ:
My parents were of great gentility
No hostility,
To nobility,
And such was my great amiability
Me none disobeyed.
La la la!
La la la la,
La la la la!
CHORUS:
La la la la,
La la la la!
INEZ:
Admirers to to gain I'd adopt a way,
And I flopt away,
But they dropt away,
No question they'd pop, but they popp'd away,
With "Fair Spanish maid,
Ta ta ta!
Ta ta ta ta,
Ta ta ta ta!"
CHORUS:
Ta ta ta ta,
Ta ta ta ta!

INEZ:
A suitor approached in reality,
All vitality,
No formality,
He sigh'd, "Oh, be mine," fatality,
I murmur'd, "I'm thine!"
La la la!
La la la la,
La la la la!
CHORUS:
La la la la,
La la la la!
INEZ:
Says he, "My love made to endure it is,
Oh, be sure it is,
And so pure it is
'Tis not for your banking securities,
Though thos will be mine,
La la la!
La la la la,
La la la la!"
CHORUS:
La la la la,
La la la la!

INEZ:
We eloped and he said, "Bring your money, do!
O my honey, do!
'Twill be funny, do!"
He begged me with smile, oh, so sunny, "Do!"
I brought ev'ry stitch
La la la!
La la la la,
La la la la!
CHORUS:
La la la la,
La la la la!
INEZ:
We fled to the mountains defiles away,
Many miles away,
Time he wiles away.
Quoth he, "Thus the Chieftain beguiles away
A Chieftainess rich,
La la la!"
CHORUS:
They fled to the mountains defiles away,
Many miles away,
Time he wiles away.
Quoth he, "Thus the Chieftain beguiles away
A Chieftainess rich,
La la la!"
INEZ & CHORUS:
La la la la,
La la la la,
La la la la!

The following material follows either song:

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INEZ:
Sancho, surnamed "The Badger",
It is now one year one day,
Since any tidings came of my dear husband,
Our redoubted Chieftain, Ferdinand de Roxas.

JUANITA:
Madam, of his death have you proof?

INEZ:
None, Juanita, none,
Were his decease a certainty
Then I should by my oath be surely bound to choose a Chieftain
Who would also be my husband.
"Such is the law of the Ladrones!"

CHORUS:
Aye! "Such is the law of the Ladrones!"

SANCHO:
But in default of any news of him -

INEZ:
I, whether wife or widow, am your leader
But today my office ends,
Regent am I no more.
"Wanted: a Chieftain!"
Be this the form of our advertisment.

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