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ACT 1

No. 3: ENSEMBLE

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This ensemble was cut during the run of "The Chieftain" although the following recitative survived.

INEZ:
Wanted: a Chieftain whose qualification
Is not quite a question of civilization.

SANCHO:
For he may belong to a barbarous nation,
Or e'en be a black from a cotton plantation.

JOSÉ
There'll be neither trial or examination,
And nothing to pay, and no time of probation.

JUANITA:
He will not be asked for a recommendation,
Or whether he has or has not education.

INEZ:
And should he apply, then, without hesitation,
He'll straight be elected to this situation,
And so will receive formal ratification,
Which all must agree will be great consolation.

CHORUS:
Which all must agree will be great consolation,
(Joyfully) And likewise a source of much gratification,
A source of consid'rable gratification,
Of gratifi- gratification;

ALL:
He'll at once be elected to this situation,
And then his appointment receive confirmation,
Which all must agree will be great consolation,
And likewise a source of great gratification,
Which all must agree will be great consolation,
And likewise a source of great gratification,
Of sweet consolation and gartification, Of gratifi-, gratification;
He'll straight be elected to this situation,
And then his appointment receive confirmation,
Which all must agree will be great consolation,
And likewise a source of great gratification,
A source of much gratification.

RECITATIVE.

SANCHO:
Would Madam deign to hear the case as put
By our Attorney General Pedro Gomez?

INEZ:
Pedro, advance.

PEDRO:
My lady, if all here
Beg, nay insist upon, a consultation -
Six shillings and eight pennyworth, we'll say,
Of sound opinion - (all assent) - I am theirs, and yours.

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