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ACT 2

No. 9: SONG (Vasquez)

"Wake, Gentle Maiden"

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Same scene. Dawn. Mists clearing away from the valley beneath, and the sunlight breaking through. Music then Vasquez heard singing.

Vasquez:
Wake, gentle maiden,
See the light of day
Boldly from the mountain
Drives the shade away;
Maiden wake, maiden wake.
See the mists of morning
Routed by the day,
Haste away, haste away.
See the mists of morning
Routed by the day,
See the mists of morning
Routed by the day,
Haste away, haste away,
Haste away!

Wake, gentle maiden,
Bid the shadows flee,
Brighter than the sunlight
Is thy smile to me;
Maiden, wake, maiden wake.
Sweet, thy smile is sunlight,
Chasing night away;
Wake, 'tis day, wake, 'tis day,
Sweet, thy smile is sunlight,
Chasing night away;
Sweet, thy smile is sunlight,
Chasing night away;
Wake, 'tis day, wake, 'tis day,
Wake, 'tis day!

He is heard as if descending the mountains. Rita enters from the rocks.



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