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Jerry have an argument during which he tells her the Chichesters are collecting money while she is a "guest" in the house. Feeling alone and even more homesick, Peg decides she is going back to home. At the dance Brent tells Ethel he is leaving that night and if she loves him he should join him at midnight. She is faced with what is the most important decision of her life. Brent on cloud nine and Jerry still fuming find each other and express their views of the opposite sex. The next morning Mrs. Chichester comes upon the plan that could save them all. Alaric will ask Peg to marry him. He makes a good stab at the proposal but Peg, laughing, turns him down. Relieved that he has done his duty and is off the hook, he sings her praises. Peg, packed and ready to leave, goes to the kitchen to say goodbye to the domestics. Peg must now either say goodbye to Jerry forever or convince him that they should be together. So, with Bennet's prompting Peg asks him. Jerry admits that his pride keeps him from marrying her because her inheritance will earn more in one year than he will in five. She reminds him that she never liked money and will give it to the servants as well as "someone else who goes for the green stuff in a big way." At the wedding reception Mrs. Chichester is full of praise for her darling Peg. After congratulatory remarks are made Jerry toasts his "Peg O' My Heart." They all pose for a wedding photograph as Jarvis leads a toast to a peaceful new year - 1914. CAST (plus Chorus) • Jarvis • Bennett • Dora • Henry • Ethel Chichester (contralto) • Alaric Chichester (baritone) • Mrs Chichester • Jerry Adair (baritone) • Christian Brent • Peg O'Connell (mezzo) MUSICAL NUMBERS • Overture - Orchestra • A Matter of Minutes - Company • Come Away With Me - Brent, Ethel • Ethel's Waltz • Pretty Dresses - Peg • Three of a Kind - Peg, Dora and Henry • Peg and Jerry - Jerry amd Peg • Pretty Dresses (Reprise) - Bennet, Dora and Peg • The Steamers Go By - Peg • Peg O' My Heart (Music by Fred Fisher/Lyrics by Alfred Bryan) - Jerry • There's a Devil In Me - Peg and Mrs Chichester • The Fishing Fleet - Mrs Chichester • How Would You Like Me? - Bennett • I Want To Dance - The Company • Manhattan Hometown - Peg • When a Woman Has to Choose - Ethel • Who Needs 'em - Jerry and Brent • Brent's Credo - Brent • A Genuine Hall-marked Alpha-plus Little Brick - Alaric • How Would YOu Like Me? - Peg • Peg O' My Heart (Reprise) - Jerry INSTRUMENTATION (Total number of books = 17) 4 Violins I/II 1 Cello 1 Bass (or Bass Guitar) 1 Flute /Picc 1 Oboe 1 Clarinet I 1 Clarinet II/Bass Clarinet 1 Trumpet I 1 Trumpet II 1 Trombone 1 Piano/Celeste/Organ 2 Percussion - 2 players needed 1 Piano Conductor - annotated vocal score