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A Yankee Tourist is a musical comedy by Richard Harding Davis. The lyrics are by Wallace Irwin and the music was composed by Alfred George Robyn. It was produced by Mr. Henry W. Savage at the Astor Theatre, New York, on 9 November 1907 and transferred to the Grand Opera House, New York, nine days later.

Dramatis Personæ

COPELAND SCHUYLER, of New York Raymond Hitchcock
KIRKE WARREN   (War Correspondent of the "Republic") Harry Stone
MR. HEWITT   (War Correspondent) Wallace Beery
CAPTAIN ANSTRUTHER   (War Correspondent of the London Times) Phillip Smalley
MR. GRIGGS   (War Correspondent of the London Imperialist) Herbert Cawthorn
BILLY ASHE   (Manager for the "Republic" at Athens) E. R. Phillips
CAPTAIN O'MALLEY   (Surgeon, Foreign Legion) Walter Lawrence
COLONEL OSTAH   (Turkish Army) E. Percy Parsons
CAPTAIN MOUZAFFER   (Turkish Army) Frederick Corbin
CROWN PRINCE OF GREECE E. B. Tilton
FIRST OFFICER   (Transport to Volo) Fred Johnstone
FIRST OFFICER   (Transport to Constantinople) Harold White
SERGEANT O. J. Van Asse
BOATSWAIN Victor Clarke
CAPTAIN ZONYA   (Foreign Legion) Herman Ruepke
HERR MULLER   (Proprietor Hotel Angleterre) M. W. Rale
INNKEEPER Edmund Bates
GRACE WHITNEY Flora Zabelle
BLANCHE BAILEY Helen Hale
MRS. SYBIL SCHWARTZ Susie Forrester Cawthorn
CHIEF STEWARD Eva Fallon
A GREEK GIRL Ethel Cramer

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Hotel Angleterre, Athens.

ACT II   -   The Wharf at Piraeus.

  • No. 6 - Opening Chorus - "Roll, barrel, roll! ... Oh, forty days and forty nights a-workin' on the wharf ... Roll, barrel, roll! ..."
  • No. 7 - Trio - Grace, Eva and Blanche - "Other girls may treat you spiteful, frightful; others may be cruel and cold.  I am neither haughty..."
  • No. 8 - Song - Sybil - "The girl who's to the manner born, whose blood is running blue, she never makes the rude mistakes that other maidens do..."
  • No. 9 - Song - Captain O'Malley and Legion - "Oh, Irish lad, your Irish dad has taught you in his day.  Shenannigan or Brannigan, he never ran away..."
  • No. 10 - Principals' Ensemble - "The trouble with the most of us is that we love fight and fuss, at little things we snarl and cuss and keep our tempers sore..."
  • No. 11 - Finale Act II - "The dogs of war are growling, they're goin' to bark and bite!  The dogs of war are prowling, preparing for a fight..."

ACT III   -   Reception Rooms, Shepard's Hotel.

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External Links
Score of "Wouldn't you like to have me for a sweetheart?" (Other girls may treat you spiteful) at the University of Oregon.
Score of Selectin from A Yankee Tourist in the Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection.

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