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.
| 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
|| Ned Joyce
| RUTN RITTENHOUSE
| (of the Society of Friends, Philadelphia)
| Lura Wentworth
Matie Ten Eyck
|| Elinor Dayne
|| Bessilee Merrill
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.
- No. 11a - Entract
- No. 12 - Song - Ruffhaus and Uhlans - "One idea! ... One idea! ... We have here! ... We have here! ... We are military models, but our military noddles..."
- No. 13 - Song - Dorothy and American Girls - "Of a girl's education finesse is a part, most important to study, a requisite art, and when mastered, society votes..."
- No. 14 - Song - Louise and Quakers - "We are bashful little maidens, all the way from sleepy-town; we are lineal descendents of a man of great renown..."
- No. 15 - Song - Dick - "Life may be cheery, or weary and dreary, depending on somnebody's smiles; Fate in the fingers of someone who lingers..."
- No. 16 - Song - Bill and Chorus - "All these trifling little things are from Emperors or Kings, I'm popular; they're fond of me perhaps..."
- No. 17 - Song - Wilhelmina - "Oh! when I'm a Duchess, my! vont dot be grand, mit solitude diamonds all over my hand; I dress me in laces, und fedders, un frills..."
- No. 18 - Coffee and Cheese Octette - "Be seated Countess, pray; Oh heavens, my pet bunion! ... The soup first ... Right away ... And dainty ... Make it onion..."
- No. 19 - Song - Dorothy and Chorus - "Polly was quite a lady, ev'ry one who knew her said, she would really marry wealthy, and of brokers she had read..."
- No. 20 - Song - Louise and Chorus - "I'm old enough to be initiated in all the little secrets without sin, that girls expect to learn when they are mated..."
- No. 21 - Finale Act II - "Now just suppose you loved me, could such fate befall, I'd be just like your shadow close, and that's not all..."
- External Links
- Julian Edwards at Wikipedia
- Vocal Score at Musopen
American Musical Theatre
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