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Chee Chee

Songs from Chee Chee

A Musical Narrative (Comedy) in 2 Acts, 7 Scenes.

Book by Herbert Fields. Based on the novel The Son of the Grand Eunuch by Charles Pettit. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart.

Produced by Lew Fields.

Mansfield Theatre, New York - Opened 25 September 1928; closed 20 October 1928 (31 perfs.)

Musical Numbers

ACT 1

  1. We're Men of Brains - Eunuchs (Men's Ensemble)
  2. I Am a Prince - Prince Tao-Tee
  3. In a Great Big Way - Li-Li-Wee
  4. The Most Majestic of Domestic Officials (Entrance of the Grand Eunuch) - Ensemble
  5. Holy of Holies - Li-Pi-Siao, Li-Li-Wee
  6. Her Hair Is Black as Licorice (Food Solo) - Li-Pi-Siao
  7. Dear, Oh Dear - Chee-Chee, Li-Pi-Tchou
  8. Await Your Love (Concubines' Song) - Li-Pi-Siao, Miss Smile of a Rose, Ensemble
  9. Joy Is Mine - Li-Pi-Tchou
  10. I Wake at Morning - Li-Pi-Tchou
  11. I Grovel to Earth (Chee-Chee's First Entrance) - Chee-Chee
  12. Just a Little Thing - Li-Pi-Tchou, Chee-Chee
  13. You Are Both Agreed (Finaletto Scene 1) - Li-Pi-Siao, Li-Pi-Tchou, Chee-Chee
  14. I Must Love You - Chee-Chee, Li-Pi-Tchou
  15. Owl Song (Song of the Owl) - A Very Narrow Minded Owl
  16. I Must Love You (reprise)
  17. I Bow a Glad Good Day (Tavern Opening) - Innkeeper, Li-Pi-Siao, Ensemble
  18. Better Be Good to Me - Li-Li-Wee, Prince Tao-Tee
  19. The Tartar Song - Tartar Chief, Ensemble
  20. Chee-Chee's Second Entrance - (Chee-Chee)
  21. Finale (Act 1)

ACT 2

  1. Khonghouse Song - Li-Pi-Tchou, Ensemble
  2. Sleep, Weary Head - Chee-Chee
  3. Singing a Love Song - Tartar Chief, Ensemble
  4. Monastery Opening
  5. Chinese Dance
  6. Living Buddha (Impassive Buddha) - The Grand Prior
  7. Moon of My Delight - Li-Li-Wee, Prince Tao-Tee

Scenes and Settings

ACT 1

ACT 2