Title- The Contrabandista


   

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No. 2: QUINTETT (Rita, Inez, Vasquez, José & Sancho)

"Hand of Fate "

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Inez, Vasquez, José, & Sancho:

Hand of Fate! we wait thy token.
Voice of Fate! when shall the word be spoken?
Hither lead upon the mountain way
The man whom we are fated to obey.

Rita:

Fate, kind Fate! in hope I wait some token!
Fate, kind Fate! when shall the word be spoken?
Speed, speed my ring upon its home-ward way,
Fate! ah, kind Fate! for liberty I pray;

Vasquez:

An hour ago,
Among the hills be-low,
I came a-cross a strange and foreign face,
He bore a load,
He'd lost his road;
And even now is wandring t'wards this place.

José:

Had he a pack up-on his back,
And bags of money in his hand?

Sancho:

It mat-ters not what he had got,
We'll make him captain of our band.

Inez, Vasquez, José, & Sancho:

Who-e'er is there
We swear
We'll take him,
And make him
Cap-tain of our band.

Rita:   Others:
Fate, kind Fate! in hope I wait some token!   Hand of Fate! we wait thy token,
Fate, kind Fate! when shall the word be spoken?   Voice of Fate! when shall the word be spoken?
Speed, speed my ring upon its homeward way,   Hither lead upon the mountain way,
Fate! oh, kind Fate! for liberty I pray,   The man whom we are fated to obey,
Speed, speed my ring upon its homeward way,   Hither lead upon the mountain way,
Oh, kind Fate! for liberty,   The man whom we are fated
For liberty I pray.   Are fated to obey.



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