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The Motor Girl is a musical comedy with book and lyrics by Charles J. Campbell and Ralph M. Skinner and music by Julian Edwards. It opened at the Lyric Theatre, New York, on 15 June 1909.

Dramatis Personæ

DOROTHY DARE   (the Motor Girl) Georgia Caine
LOUISE   (Countess of Altenstein) Elizabeth Brice
WILHELMINA LAMM   (a Deutscher maid, in pastures new) Adelaide Sharp
MRS. ARTHUR DARE   (lately married) Bessie Franklin
LOTTIE LAKESIDE Helen Adair
PENELOPE PENN Stella Bowe
ADOLPHOUS   (Grand Duke of Noodleberg) George Pauncefort
GENERAL BOCKHEISTER DARE   (Minister of Police) George Majoroni
DICK WILLOUGHBY   (chum of Dare's) Martin Brown
BILL PUSHER James F. Cook
ROBIN COYNE John Lorenz
MYNHEER ALEHOFF   (Burgomaster of Saardam) George Callahan
LUDWIG LIEBLING   (Secretary to the Duke of Altenstein) James B. Carson
CAPTAIN RUFFHAUS   (of the German Embassy) Frank Shea
FELIX   (Maitre d'Hotel, Paris) Robert O'Connor
ARTHUR DARE   (of New York) George Lyman
PRESIDENT OF THE AUTO CLUB Carroll C. Clucas
CHAUFFEUR Ned Joyce
RUTN RITTENHOUSE
WELTHEA WALTON
PATIENCE PARTRIDGE
CHARITY CHAMBERS
HOPE HAPGOOD
FAITH FARLEIGH
PRISCILLA PENROSE
PRUDENCE PENNINGTON
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Lura Wentworth
Leota Hingston
Matie Ten Eyck
Helen Scotten
Flora Crosbie
Nancy Poole
Lillian Foster
Anita Pollock
LIZETTE Elinor Dayne
GEORGETTE Bessilee Merrill

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   The Plaze of the Holland City of Saardam on Kermess Day.

  • No. 1 - Opening Chorus - "Oolie, oolie, oo, etc. ... With sunshine bright, the day's begun, the girls and boys will have their fun;  for this you know is Kermis day..."
  • No. 2 - Song - Awlhoff and Chorus - "Awlhoff, we know you can drive a mighty blow;  here's the faucet and the mallet.  'Tis well I'm here, I'll tap the Kermis beer..."
  • No. 3 - Song - Ruffhaus and Chorus - "Here we are, quite a strenuous lot of manouvering, mad, Militarians, and we come at a trotity trot..."
  • No. 4 - Song - Duke - "A happy-go-lucky young rogue was I, when I was twenty one; and every year that has since gone by, I've had twelve months of fun..."
  • No. 5 - Song - Wilhelmina and Chorus - "Mein fadder vas a farmer man, his vife she vas his Frau, und I vas once a baby too, but look vat I vas now..."
  • No. 6 - Song - Dorothy and Chorus - "A girl with a book in a hammock, as she gracefully swung to and fro, was the dream of the man in the Summer..."
  • No. 7 - Trio - Wilhelmina, Bill and Bob - "Out in the barnyard two little ducks, their feet in the puddles paddled.  They were spoon-bill ducks..."
  • No. 8 - Trio - Dorothy, Louise and Ludwig - "My heart you have captured,  my soul is enraptured,  I tremble with life's sweet thrill..."
  • No. 9 - Song - Louise - "The dream of a girl in her teens, is a youth, to make love as they do in romances,  to stand 'neath her window and warble..."
  • No. 10 - Duet - Dorothy and Dick - "If I were lucky enough to win the love of a girl like you, I wouldn't be foolish enough to give some fellow the chance..."
  • No. 11 - Finale Act I - "May I ask you where you're going? ... Tell me how you came by Dare's car.  Where's the owner? ... You are showing too much interest..."

ACT II   -   Salon of the Grand Hotel, Paris.


External Links
Julian Edwards at Wikipedia
Vocal Score at Musopen

American Musical Theatre

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