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THE OLD GUARD Musical in 3 acts. Book and lyrics by H. B. Farnie; Music by Robert Planquette; additional music by John Crook. A re-working of Les Voltigeurs de la 32ème Avenue Theatre, London - 26th October, 1887. (300 perfs) MUSICAL NUMBERS Act I - The Village Inn at Vaudrez-les-Vignes, near Macon in Burgundy, France. Overture 1. Conscription Chorus - "In there, our young men draw, from the urn and by the law, lots, who shall conscript be, shoulder gun and service see! ..." 2. Chorus and Song - Fraisette - "Fraisette! Just look alive! Little care for us is shown; True 'tis, in ev'ry hive, there is sure to be a drone! ..." 3. Exit - "Who will in the ranks quick fall, ready at their country's call, in their haversack mayhap, bâton of a mareschal! ..." 4. Waltz Song - Marcel - "Only a moment love was mine, yet drank I deep the draught divine! Only a moment and no more, yet she's my fate for evermore!" 5. Diligence Chorus - "From the coach they're getting down; now for news from Paris town!" 6. Valse - Murielle - "Wild brigands creeping, through thicket sleeping, lurk'd on our way to make us their prey! All round was lonely, all still..." 7. Exit - "That we further news may hear, coachman! come and have some beer! ..." 8. Duet - Fraisette and Gaston - "All I have to give's my heart; take it, love, since we must part! Poor gift, I know, yet let it go, 'twill only live were'er thou art..." 9. Air - Fraisette - "Fare thee well, my humble home, where I slept beneath the eaves. It is no gilded dome my heart with sorrow leaves..." 10. Finale Act I - "Here they come! Here they come! Here they come! Here they come! Hark! the bugle, hark! the drum! ..." Act II - The Hall of the Château D'Artemare, that night. Entr'Acte 11. Recruiting Song - Patatout(?) and Chorus - "Now ladies, whom there's no resisting, just list to me, whilst you I'm 'listing, if so ye all would guardsmen be..." 12. Reprise and Exit - "March, march away! March, march away! Shoulder to shoulder, ah it is gay! ..." 13. Romance - Marcel - "A soldier I, yet never knew heart-aching, 'tho on hard earth I've laid my weary head, not very sure, ma foi! of ever waking..." 14. Song - Murielle - "A lowly servant lass am I, all in the house supposed to do, to dust, sew, milk, wash, boil and fry, as well as put things in a stew! ..." 15. Ci-Devant Chorus - "To the rabble rout who rule our land, vow we hatred cordial and hearty; not forgetting him who heads the band, Corsican canaille ..." 16. Melodrame 17. Concerted Number - "Ah! she's very pretty! Ah! she's very pretty, tho' the girl seems ill at ease, bedizen'd thus! Ah! it is a pity..." 18. Melodrame - Chorus Exit - "Ah! she's very pretty! Ah! she's very pretty..." etc. 19. Duet - Fraisette and Marcel - "Young, and divinely fair, to her trembling now, feignèd love and vow, shall I falsely swear? No! I'd rather break my sword..." 20. Valse Chantée - Fraisette, Murielle, Gaston, Marcel and Chorus - "'Neath the lamplight warmly glowing, all too soon the night is going..."