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A Musical Comedy in 3 Acts. Book and lyrics by Harry B. Smith and Robert B. Smith. Music by Robert Hood Bowers.

Globe Theatre, New York - 22th June - 26th August, 1911 (76 perfs)


Dick Lorrimer, an art student, loves Lola, a girl he believes to be the concierge's daughter, but who in reality is Baron le Blanc's lot child. Dick's family is pleased when he and Lola have an argument, for the family wants Dick to marry Daisy Plant. However, Daisy has eyes only for an Englishman.

Dick and Lola are reconciled and marry just in time to thwart the Baron's plan to wed Lola to one M. Du Pont.

Musical Numbers

Act 1

  1. Opening Chorus - André, Students
  2. Come Along, Ma Cherie (Duet) - Lola, Dick
  3. Spanish Love (Song) - Lola, Chorus
  4. (In) the Land of the Free (Song) - Alonzo, Chorus
  5. If You Can't Sing, Dance (Duet) - Lionel, Gyp
  6. The Old Ballet Days (Duet) - Ludwig, Mme Joyant
  7. Finale Act 1

Act 2

  1. Opening Chorus
  2. Wedding Bells (Duet) - André, Gyp
  3. Don't Mention My Name (Song) - Alonzo
  4. I'd Like to Go on a Honeymoon with You (Duet) - Ludwig, Mme Joyant
  5. The Queen of Vanity Fair (Song) - Lola, Chorus
  6. Hammock Song (Then You Swing, Swing, Swing) - Lionel, Bridesmaids
  7. Love and Beauty (Waltz Duet) - Lola, Dick
  8. Buy, Buy, Baby (Trio) - Alonzo, Gyp, Silas
  9. Finale Act 2

Act 3

  1. The Dance of the Seven Saturnalias (Opening) - Lola, 6 English Rosebuds
  2. Rum-ti-tiddle - Alonzo
  3. Yo-Ho! Yo-Ho! - André
  4. (You Can) Go As Far as You Like with Me - Alonzo, Dick, Chorus
  5. Students' Glide (Turkey Wing March) - Lola, Chorus
  6. The Brass Band (Quartette) - Mme Joyant, Ludwig, Gyp, André
  7. Russian Dance Classique - Daisy
  8. Men! Men! Men! (Song) - Lola, Men

Musical Numbers (with first lines) from vocal score

ACT I - The Art School of M. Julian Duprez in Paris.

  1. Opening Scene - "La, la, la..." etc. (whistles) "Sh! Taisez! ... Oh, Andrè! Please be quiet! Do stop that row! Be still! We cannot draw a thing..."
  2. Duet - Lola, Dick and Chorus - "In Bohemia's kingdom, three rulers belong. We acknowledge them all, boys - wine, women and song..."
  3. Posing Scene - Lola and Chorus - "Lola, Lola, you must come and pose for us. You're the model we like best; you are diff'rent from the rest..."
  4. Spanish Song - Lola - "Fair land full of old romances where all the nights are gay with dance and song; dark eyes that with ardent glances reveal the love..."
  5. Song - Lorimer and Chorus - "When a thoroughbred American like me ... Just like you ... Is inspired to take a journey over sea ... As they do..."
  6. Duet - Lionel and Gyp - "There are many ways to win a man, and countless the arts that please; ... And ever since the world began, he's surrendered..."
  7. Dance Duet - Zoë and Spiegel - "I still can hear that music so entrancing, when I went bounding out upon the stage, with my skirt a lace umbrella..."
  8. Finale Act I - "So come along, ma cherie, come along with me, and we'll drop in at Maxim's or the Café de Paris. A chansonette entrancing..."

ACT II - The Baron's Chateau - six months later.

  1. Opening Scene and Song - "To the Baron's charming villa we have been invited, and of course we have accepted, only too delighted..."
  2. Duet - Zoë and Spiegel - "Let's go upon a honeymoon to Venice, city fair, where all the gondoliers their love songs troll. The poets say no other town..."
  3. Song - Lola and Chorus - "I read of the fads of society, of the real smart set; I know of the wide notoriety that the folks there get..."
  4. Hammock Song - Lionel and Bridesmaids - "We men know how to treat you, so no girl will refuse us ... Won't you tell us what it is you do..."
  5. Waltz Duet - Lola and Dick - "In salons in realms of fashion we no doubt shall meet some day, where there's no such thing as passion..."
  6. Trio and Dance - Lorimer, Plant and Gyp - "I've always heard about the fun for anyone with lots of mon', in giddy old Paris, so frolicsome and free! ..."
  7. Finale Act II - "For your insult, Monsieur, you shall answer to me ... My dear boy, don't waste time on such fellows as he ... He has lost a rich wife..."

ACT III - The Ball of the Four Arts.

  1. Opening Ballet and Galop
  2. Song - Dick, Alonso and Chorus - "When I left the old home, here in Europe to roam, I declared I would quiet and good be; and I got on the ship..."
  3. Students' Glide - Turkey Wing Dance
  4. Song - Lola and Men - "Men are necessary evils... Woman, cause of all upheavals... Men are selfish and conceited... Women wed us and we're cheated..."
  5. Confetti March


Six English Rosebuds; Members of the Art School

Scenes and Settings

The action takes place in Paris.