Musical Compositions and Dances
Music From the Opera of Cinderella. Four of the Best Songs in the Opera. New York, Philadelphia, Boston: E. Ferrett & Company; Cincinnati: J. J. Galusha, Western Agent for Publishers, n.d.
[Includes four songs: "Morning its Sweets is Flinging," as sung by Mr. Jones; "Once a King There Chanced to Be," as sung by Mrs. Austen; "Now with Grief No Longer Bending," as sung by Mrs. Austen; and "Swift as the Flash." The music appears to be Michael Rophino Lacy's adaptations from Rossini. See the entries for Lacy (1831), under Pantomime Scripts and Musicals and Operas.]Carsten, Heinrich. Cinderella (Aschenbrödel). Composed for Mezzo-Soprano and Soprano Soli and Chorus of Female Voices, with Piano Forte accompaniment. Music by Carl Reinecke. Op. 150. The English Version by Lewis Novra. London: Augener & Co., 1879.
[The narrative is conducted through the lyrics and brief rhymes spoken before each piece, which I have included in the annotation. (I have not included the lyrics themselves.) Prologue (trio of 2 sopranos and alto); [Oft pouring forth her mournful tale / beneath the moonlight cold and pale] No. 2 The Daughter's Lament (mezzo-soprano); [And to the sorrowing child, ere long, / The bird pours forth so sweet a song, / It fills her heart with glee] No. 3 The Bird's Promise (soprano); [1st time: "Dear birdlets all, of ev'ry hue / That sport in realms of azure blue / O list to me" she cries. 2nd time: Then through the garden-gate once more / Poor Cinderella flies, / And to the birdlets, as before, / In her despair, she cries] No. 4 Cinderella's Appeal to the Birds (mezzo-soprano); [Then soon the birdlets ev'ry one, / Into the kitchen fly; / Their beaks they ply; / In one short hour the work is done; / And that their toil lighter be, / They sing a dulcet melody:] No. 5 Chorus of Birds (2 sopranos and alto); [But Cinderella, undismay'd / Flies to her tree to ask its aid] No. 6 Cinderella's Song to the Tree (mezzo-soprano); [Whilst lovely children dance and sing / To lively strains before the king] No. 7 Chorus of Dancing Children (Canon by contrary motion between the alto and the first soprano parts); [Each fair one notes them, thro' the dance, / With many a sigh and envious glance; / And now again the children's choir / Bursts forth to sounds of flute and lyre!] No. 8 Chorus of Children (in three part harmony); ["Nay, Mother dear, those words recall, / My heart must be at peace with all."] No. 9 Cinderella's Song of Peace (mezzo-soprano); [Whilst thro' the stillness of the night, / Like sounds from heav'nly angel-throng, / They hear, with solemn, sweet delight, / The stirring strains of joyful song!] No. 10 Finale. Chorus (in three parts).]Gottschalk, Louis F. Cinderella and the Prince; or, The Castle of Heart's Desire: A Fairy Excuse for Songs and Dances. Book by R. A. Barnett. Lyrics by D. K. Stevens and R. A. Barnett. Music by Louis F. Gottschalk and Edward W. Carliss. Additional numbers by D. J. Sullivan. Vocal score 123 pp. Boston: White-Smith Music, 1904.
Hofmann, Heinrich (1842-1902). Aschenbrodel (Cinderella): A Legend. Opus 45. English version by Rita. Composed for solo, chorus and orchestra. Piano forte score by the composer. London: Novello, Ewer, 1885?. Vocal score 195 pages in length.
Ketèlby, Albert W. A Mayfair Cinderella. London and Brussels: Bosworth & Co. Ltd., 1937.
[A waltz orchestrated for 1 & 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, clarinet, flute and piccolo, oboe, bassoon, horns in F, 1 & 2 trumpets, 1 & 2 trombones, drums, glockenspeil, vibraphone, and timpany. Tempo di Valse Brillante, concluding with a Vivace tempo.]Martin, Warren (1916-1982). The True Story of Cinderella. Westminster Choir College, 1955. Written for an ensemble of a narrator, pianist, carilloneur, and twelve solo voices (six female, six male), presented like soloists for the Messiah, who, seated in front, stand for their solos, duets, or trios, then sit. The final chorus has them all standing. Martin instructs that the work is NOT to be staged as a drama; the music and its presentation supplies the wit, which is amply dramatic and subtly amusing in its comedy. The piece has been performed many times since 1955 by choral ensembles on college or school campuses. My notes pertain to a benefit production in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, on January 21, 2005. Cast (in order of appearance): Queen (Kathryn Blomshield), King (Edward Christopher), Herald (Jonathan Rohr), Stepmother (Kathryn Withers), First Step-sister (Aubrie Willaert), Second Stepsister (Catherine Greer), Cinderella (Holly Bewlay), Fairy Godmother (Halley Gilbert), Prince (Cheol Min Jin), First Hermit (Kevin Park), Second Hermit (Allen Stowe), Third Hermit (Daniel Hinson). Narrator (Robert McIver). Carilloneur (James Undercofler), and piano (JooHyun Lee).
[The story begins with the Queen and King explaining the situation: The Prince has been cursed with speechlessness; the only thing that might make him talk is a woman--the right one. So they decide to stage an occasion where all women can speak to him, in hope that he might respond to one of them. The Queen, a versatile soprano, is agile in her wit and vocalise; the king is senile, repetitive, but very amusing. Next, the stepmother, a widow whose husband died of her cooking; she has country manners and would as soon spit in your eye as agree. She introduces her ugly daughters, who squabble not so prettily. There is a third child, "the sweetest who ever drew breath," named Cinderella, whose song is sad and very weepy. The herald announces the ball, and Cinderella is left behind. The Godmother appears with her simple-witted formulas. She announces the pumpkin coach and finery for the poor girl, who sings a happy song. At the ball the stepsisters sing to the silent prince, to no effect. Then Cinderella appears, sings her "Please speak one word, your highness" aria, to which he replies with many a word with much high-ness (he's an operatic tenor, after all). He proposes and Cinderella replies with her "Yes, Yes, Yes" song, answered by a trio of objections from you know who. Then the dancing begins (musically -- the piano score is quite brilliant in its range of allusions, from operetta and opera to musical hall and jazz. The Prince and Cinderella move us musically into the garden where, as the carilloneur begins striking twelve, Cinderella sings her parting song: "I must say goodbye, I cannot tell why," which, after she leaves, the Prince reprises. He searches for years with no luck. On a mountain top he encounters a trio of hermits, living in separate stone huts. To each he asks "How shall I find my Cinderella?" The first replies with a rousing fight song, "Where there's a will there's a way," which leaves the Prince perplexed. The second replies with a "Take it slow, take it easy--Haste makes waste! Rome wasn't built in a day" song, which perplexes the Prince even more. The third sings a limerick that moves into a kind of patter-song "Oh Phoebe, Phoebe, Phoebe Be Mine," which utterly perplexes the Prince. But then the Fairy Godmother appears with a "You will be happy bye and bye" song, which encourages the Prince enough to remember that he has Cinderella's slipper in his pocket. The herald announces the fitting contest. They finally come to the widow's farm, the stepsisters try without success--"O misery, O misery, It doesn't fit me! It's hopeless, its hopeless." Cinderella appears, worried, "Will the shoe fit? Ah, how I do wonder. All I can do is try" song, which modulates into "Yes it does fit, it does fit." She goes to the palace to be married, bringing the widow and two stepsisters along (she is, after all, "the sweetest thing ever born"). The senile King is thrilled and declares a holiday; the Queen insists she is so happy that she will sing an aria from Lucía (but gets stopped). The celebration will include a trio of weddings, besides that of Cinderella. The first stepsister marries the first hermit, to a rousing "Fight, Fight, Fight, Might Might, Might, Right, Right, Right" duet. Then the stepmother marries the second hermit, with a "Take it slow, take it easy, till the cows come home" duet. Then the second stepsister marries the third hermit, and, to our surprise, we learn that her name is, in fact, Phoebe, which leads to a splendid resolution to the earlier, perplexing riddle. Cinderella and the Prince marry with their "We'll never say goodbye" reprise. But that's not all. Two are still seated, namely, the Herald and the Fairygodmother who, as perpetual proclamation givers, find much in common and are married too: "How Happy we will be. I love you, and you love me." The twelve then move into their grand finale, a happy-ever-after chorus: "Do not cry, my friend, you'll be happy bye and bye." In this production all parts were strong, but the pianist was fantastic! Bravo and Hallelujah.]Prokofiev, Sergey. Zolushka (Cinderella). Suite, no. 1. Op. 107. Leeds American/Russian orchestra scores. New York: Leeds, c. 1949.
[A miniature score, 106 pp.]Provost, William. Cinderella, as sung and told by Jeanette MacDonald. Lyrics by Lee Ragow, Music by William Provost, adapted by Michael Martin, piano arrangement by Dorothy Cadzow. New York: Merrymount Press, 1947? Vocal score 23 pages in length.
Sauzeau, Henri Bohlman. Cendrillon: A Quadrille. Paris: Alexandre Grus, [c. 1860?]. No 1, for Piano and instrumental accompaniment; No. 2, for piano and four hands.
[The cover is an attractive lithograph of the Prince fitting the slipper on Cendrillon while the fairy godmother stands behind her chair and glares at the stepmother and stepsister, with other courtiers in the background. The lithograph is printed by Magnier and Huard, Paris.]Tertis, Lionel. Cinderella No More. London: Peter Nevill, 1953.
[An autobiographical journey of Tertis, from his youth as a Jewish child in England and his beginning studies of violin and viola, to his recognition that the viola is not a second-class violin but on that is worthy of a significant repertoire of its own. He tells of retuning the instrument to play an Elgar piece, much to Elgar's delight; then of is successful career as a solist and ensemble player - a great, hobnobbing with all the greats. He tells of a splendid Montagnana viola that he was fortunate to find and then recounts how, when writing a booklet called Beauty of Tone for String Players, he designed the Tertis Model viola, which altered the history, perception, and reception of the instrument. As Thomas Beecham put it, "this Cinderella branch of the orchestra," formerly considered to be "one of the necessary and unavoidable evils which had to be endured" was miraculously redeemed; "the fact that the whole balance of the modern orchestra was rectified was due from A to Z to Tertis. He had heard the long and justified praise bestowed on him as a virtuoso; but when the history of music here and abroad came to be written, this saving of the orchestra's 'distressed area' would be recognized as his greatest achievement" (p. 98).]
Burrowes, John Freckleton. Cinderella Waltz, composed and arranged for piano forte. Philadelphia: Edgar, 184?.
Cinderella Music Album. Music Specially Composed by Victor Champion. Produced by Charles A. Wenman. Sydney: Albert's Music Stores, 1909.
[Introducing the famous Drinking Song and Miss Essie Perrin's dances in Rupert Clarke, John Wren, Meynell and Gunn's Operatic Pantomime Cinderella. Includes "The Drinking Song," "Skipping Rope Dance," Xylophone Dance," and "The Rustic Dance."]Coates, Eric (1886-1957). "Cinderella: A Phantasy," from the London Suite for Orchestra. Ca. 54 minutes. Piano-Conductor Score (27 pp.) plus 30 parts. London and New York: Chappel and Company, 1930.
Cumberland, Gladys. Fairy Tales Told in Music for Pianoforte. London: Warren & Phillips Ltd, 1924. No. 1. Red Riding Hood. No. 2. Jack and the Beanstalk. No. 3. Cinderella. No. 4. The Three Bears. No. 5. The Sleeping Beauty. No. 6. Snow White and Rose-Red.
[No. 3. Cinderella includes: 1. Cinderella and Her Fairy Godmother; 2. Cinderella Drives to the Palace; 3. At the Ball; 4. The Prince and Cinderella; 5. The Golden Slipper; 6. The Royal Wedding.]Florence Fare's Kindergarten Album Pantomine Glimpses. Illustrations by Keith Bryant. Verses by Arthur Stroud. London: Herman Darewski Music Publishing Co., 1931.
[Includes two-page piano pieces along with a short poem on Alladin, Babes in the Wood Dick Whittington, Puss in Boots, Jack & Jill, Cinderella, The Demon King, Dance of the Clowns. The cover shows Cinderella at midnight fleeing down the stairs, having lost her slipper. She still carries her fan. Arthur Stroud's inspirational verse for the piano piece (pp. 14-15) reads:
Cinderella, a poor little drudge,
Even her sisters owed her a grudge.
The fates they were kind, and she went to ball;
But lost her glass slipper at Twelve in the Hall.
And Prince Charming found it - and what did he swear?
He'd marry whoever that small shoe could wear.
What really happened? why you'll never guess,
That's how Cinderella became a Princess (p. 14).]
[1. "Cinderella is sad and lonely - longing to be at the Ball." 2. Allegretto: "Cinderella at the Ball." 3. Moderato: The Arrival of the Prince (The Prince seeks the owner of the Glass Slipper: the Herald announces that the Prince will make the owner of the Glass Slipper his Bride). Quicker: There is great excitement while everyone rushes to try on the Slipper. Slower: Cinderella begs to be allowed to try on the Slipper. Quicker: Cinderella finds that the slipper fits. A tempo: The Prince announces that he will marry Cinderella). 4. Marriage Bells.]Our Pantomime Lancers. Arranged by Harry V. Ingham. Sydney: Albert and Son, c. 1920. Albert's Sixpenny pops. Founded on the principal hits of William Anderson and J. F. Sheridan's Pantomime Cinderella and J. C. Williamson's Pantomime Humpty Dumpty.
[Includes 1. "Take me back to Sydney Town," 2. "I'm tying the leaves"; "When you know you're not forgotten by the Girl you can't forget"; "I'm tying the leaves so they won't come down." 3. "In my Aeroplane for two." 4. "Captain Baby Bunting"; "When I was in the Chorus of the Gaity. 5. "Red Wing"; "When I was in the Chorus of the Gaiety"; "When you know you're not forgotten."]Pitt, Percy. Cinderella: A Musical Fairy Tale for Piano Duet. Op. 26. London: Ricardi and Company, 1990.
Read, Ezra. Cinderella Waltz. London: W. Paxton, n.d. (c. 1921).
Steele, J. A. Tiny Dance Suite for Piano. Melbourne: Allan & Co., 1932. Imperial Edition No. 691.
[Three pieces dedicated to my Little Daughter: "Cinderella." "Prince Charming." "Dance of the Ti-Tree Fairy."]Tstsaros, Christo. Cinderella Suite: A Set of Intermediate Piano Solos. Oakville, Ontario: The Frederick Harris Music Co., Ltd., 1996. The Young Pianist's Repertoire Series.
[A Suite of eight pieces: 1. Cinderella: Andantino. 2. The Two Stepsisters: Allegro moderato. 3. Cinderella's Sorrow: Andantino malilnconico. 4. The Fairy Godmother: Vivace. 5. The Dave of the Mice: Allegro molto ritmico e scherzando. 6. At the Prince's Ball: Tempo di valse, allegretto. 7. The Prince's Proclamation: Andante nobile, in modo di leggenda. 8. Grand Finale: The Royal Wedding: Vivace precipitato. In several places the mood is defined by English annotations, e.g.: "She waves her magic wand," "She disappears"; "The mice turn into horses"; "The clock strikes midnight," "Cinderella runs away," etc.]
"Adoreé (I Adore You)." Words and Music by Eugene West. New York: Harms Inc.; London & Sydney: Chappell & Co., 1928. Featured in the J.C. Williamson Production "Princess Charming."
[In the verse the Prince searches far and wide for his ideal, finally finding Cinderella-like his Dearest one, Princess Charming whom he adores night and day.]"After Sundown." Lyrics by Arthur Freed; Music by Nacio Herb Brown. New York: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1933; rpt. Sydney: D. Davis & Co. Ltd., 1933. Featured by Marion Davies' Cosmopolitan M-G-M Production "Cinderella's Fella." With Marion Davies and Bing Crosby.
["After sundown in the hush of evening you will hear my song, like a troubador I'll call to you; in the thrill of twilight listen, lover, do… long after sundown." Sung by Bing Crosby. See Movies.]"A Little Farther." Words by M. J. Gunsky and Nat Goldstein. Music by Nat Goldstein. San Francisco: Les Lorden Music Co., 1914; Sydney: W. J. Deane & Son, 1914. Sung with immense success by Miss Minnie Love in J. C. Williamson's successful pantomine "Cinderella."
[Vamp 1: Billy Dean took Mabel in his machine Down a quiet road where they'd not be seen; Then he'd stop and try to cuddle his queen, Then their troubles would begin. She wanted to spin, but he wanted to spoon, and each one was bound to have their way. But at last they found a very good plan and it worked just that way. Chorus: First they'd hug and kiss, and then go a little farther, a little farther. He would let her steer the machine, So he could cuddle right up close to his little queen. Then his arms would steal around her, A little farther, a little farther; They would spoon a minute or so, And then a little bit farther they'd go. Vamp 2: Billy Dean took Mabel in his machine To the home of Rev'rend mister Green. Then he bought a lot of gasoline, To see how far he could go At a fifty mile clip: Mabel said "Oh, let her rip," and while Billy was making up time, He was also making up to his queen, She thought it was just divine. Chorus.]"Bombardier." Written by Weston and Barnes. Music by Hermann E. Darewski, Jr. New York: Francis, Day, & Hunter, 1908. Distributed in Australia by Stanley Mullen, Melbourne and Sydney. A Great March Song sung with tremendous success by Miss Meredith Meredro in Maynell and Gunn's Pantomime Cinderella. Staged by Charles A Wenman.
[She was in love, he was in the service, and daily she waited by the gate as his corps marched by. In the third verse they make a church parade, he in his dress uniform as he hears his lovely bride sings her "bom, bom, bom, bom bombadier, Tom, Tom, Tommy." When the big brass band plays its oompompom her heart goes bom for Tommy.]"A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes." Words and Music by Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston. Sydney Australia: D. Davis & Co. Pty. Ltd. 1948. Copyright by Walt Disney Music Company. 1948. 1949.
[D. Davis & Company are agents for Walt Disney Music Co. The cover shows Cinderella descending the stair with the prince in pursuit, reaching toward her, the slipper before him on the stair. The coach awaits Cinderella at the foot of the stair as she looks back while fleeing. A staff of music scrolls across the bottom of the cover with notes filled with the faces of two birds and five mice, including Mrs. Mouse the seamstress, Jacques, and Gus Guis. The music sold for 2/6. In the same series, same price and same cover, are "The Work Song," "Cinderella," "So This is Love," and "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo."]"A Kiss for Cinderella." From Oh Look!. Music by Harry Carroll. Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy. New York: McCarthy & Fisher, 1918.
["Just like a fairy tale, beautif'ly told, Just like a painting we'd see, Cinderella, you've taken from out of the old, and given her presence to me, And you are the someone who dared, Still I wish I knew how much you really cared. Before I go, have you a kiss for Cinderella, a tiny token of your esteem, Oh, whisper low a little word of you affection, a tiny something to carry through my dream, I don't want flowers, they wither and die, But through the hours that come bye and bye, I want to know, if you have anything to tell her, before you go, Have you a kiss for Cinderella." See Oh Look! under Musicals.]"Cinderella Blues." Words and Music by Herb Wiedoeft and Norman Spencer. Sydney & Melbourne: D. Davis & Co. Ltd., 19. As sung by Joy Thompson, with Speciality Dance by Fred Carpenter in Sir Benjamin and Mr. John Fuller's Pantomime Cinderella. Produced by Frank Neil.
"Cinderella Jones." Words by Sammy Cahn. Music by Jule Styne. New York: Remick Music Corporation, 1945; rpt. Sydney and London: Chappell & Co. Ltd., 1945. From the Warner Brothers Picture Cinderella Jones.
[Verse: Back in the fabulous olden times, When folks believed in nursery rhymes, The story of Cinderella was the number one best seller through the years; Miss Cindy's part's been padded, And she's come through 'cause something new's been added. Chorus: Cinderella Jones, I'll be around tonight at nine, And Cindy, I suggest you wear your best, 'Cause baby, I'll be wearing mine. Cinderella Jones, We'll sparkle like a Christmas tree, And all the boys will sigh, 'There goes a lucky guy,' when they see you out with me. Can't you see us on the Avenue, Shopping the windows like lovers do? Don't you think that ring would be just the thing? Cinderella Jones, If I'm the feller you adore, Just whisper that you will give me that happy thrill that will last forevermore. Miss Cinderella Jones.]"Cinderella Stay in my Arms." Words and music by Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr. London: J. Albert and Son, Ltd., 1938. Including a modern pianistic transcription of "Cinderella," arranged by Danny Brannon, J. Albert and Son, 1939. The Theme song of Harry Bloom and his National Orchestra, Melbourne.
["A few minutes to midnight, at the Ball all the crowd was swaying. Two charming people went dancing by, and I heard him saying, 'Stay in my arms Cinderella. While the clock is striking I'll hold you. At the stroke of twelve don't run away. Oh can't you hear my heart? It begs you to stay in my arms Cinderella. Maybe I'm that fellow Prince Charming. [Chime] Since I met you I've had one design - your wedding shoes placed next to mine. Midnight of midnights! and so divine! Cinderella stay in my arms.'"]
"Cinderella Sweetheart." By Art Strauss and Bob Dale. Sydney: Chappell & Co. 1938. Featured by Harry Bloom and his A.B.C. Orchestra.
["Don't sigh, little girl, for the things that you dream of: tomorrow may bring them to you. Keep on with a smile, and the things that you dream of will be all the sweeter to you. Cinderella sweetheart, demure and shy, watching other sweethearts go passing by; riding your loneliness with a brave little smile, dressed in your very best, tho' it's yesterday's style. Cinderella sweetheart you'll have your day, ev'ry little heartache will fade away. Prince Charming will come along and your dream will come true. Cinderella sweetheart keep smiling thro'."]"Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful." Words by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd. Music by Richard Rodgers. From the musical Cinderella. New York: Williamson Music Inc., 1957.
["Do I love you because you're beautiful? Or are you beautiful because I love you? Am I making believe I see in you A girl too lovely to be really true? Do I want you because you're wonderful? Or are you wonderful because I want you? Are you the sweet invention of a lover's dream, Or are you really as beautiful as you seem?"]"Don't Take Me Home." Music by Harry Von Tilzer. Words by Vincent Bryan and Harry Taylor. Sydney" Albert and Son, 1908. Comic Novelty Song featured by William Cromwell in Rupert Clarke, John Wren, and Maynell and Gunn's operatic pantomime Cinderella.
[A hen-pecked married man, Augustus McCann, hit by a "Motor" that knocked him down and nearly broke his knee, cries out to the chauffeur who hit him and those who would help him, "Don't take me home, please don't take me home… I'm with you in anything you do, but don't take me home." When he is put in jail for disturbing the peace, upon his release he still calls out, "Don't take me home…have a little pity. I'm a poor married man; in search of peace I roam." When they call a doctor to see if he can help the situation, the doctor would send him home, but, one last time, Mac calls out "Don't take me home" etc.]"Dreamy Melody." Words and Music by Ted Koehler, Frank Magine, and C. Naset. New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1922. Specially featured by Trixie Ireland in Hugh J. Ward's Christmas Fairy Pantomime Cinderella. Produced by Frank Neil. Musical Director Fred Waite.
[The verse announces her love, night and day, for a haunting, thrilling melody, and the refrain cries out, "Play that dreamy melody, that soothing refrain, play it sweet and tenderly… 'twill linger forever.]"Flower of the Bush, I'm Coming Home." Words and Music by Daniel S. Sharp. Dunedin. From the film The Bush Cinderella, A Rudall Hayward Production, New Zealand. Dunedin, N.Z.: D. S. Sharp, n.d. Dedicated to Dale Austen (Miss N.Z.), Star of The Bush Cinderella.
[1. There's an old country homestead that holds the world for me, Away back in the bushland and far from the sea, And there fondly waiting, the day that I'll return, Is just a girl for whom I'll always yearn. She's the Flow'r of the Bushland, with ways so sweet and rare, Unspoilt by the city's rush and glare. And I'll be, oh! so happy, when once more I see the sweetest flow'r of all Bushland. 2. There's a grand hearted couple who tended her with care, Who watch'd her ev'ry footstep thro' dark days and fair, Both father and mother, they've been for many years, In baby days they kiss'd away her tears. From their side I must take her to be my brid so fair' I know it will leave them in despair. So we'll pray heav'n to bless and keep them from all care, Those pioneers of old Bushland. (Refrain): Sweet Flow'r of the Bush, I'm coming home. Dear Flow'r of the Bush, no more I'll roam. For I love your winsome smile, It made life seem worth while, So Flow'r of the Bush, I'm coming Home.]"How's Your Poor Old Feet?" Written and composed by Will Wise, Fred Pattison, and Will Talmadge. Sydney: Chappell & Co., 1924. The Sensational Son Hit of Hugh J. Ward's Pantomime "Cinderella," and Sir Ben. and John Fuller's Fairy Pantomimes.
[Based on the latest catch-phrase "How's Your Poor Old Feet?" as said to the weary "p'liceman" as he is feeling fairly "beat," walking round at Wembley on his beat.]"I Want You To See My Girl." Words and Music by Harry Castling and Fred Godfrey. New York and London: B. Feldman & Co; Melbourne: Stanley Mullen, 1907. Sung with Instantaneous Success by Roland Bottomley in Meynell and Gunn's Pantomime Cinderella.
[The verses tell how he met a girl, wooed and married her, then had children, with the chorus boasting, "I want you to see my girl," with "eyes that mesmerize… Come along, I want you to see my girl."]"If You Were I And I Were You." Words and Music by C. P. McDonald and Charles B. Brown. London: Charles K. Harris, 1903. Artistically featured by Ruth Lincoln in Rupert Clarke, Meynell and Gunn's Operatic Pantomime Cinderella, produced by Charles A. Wenman.
[The point is that if you were I and I were you, there'd be no change - they'd still say "Dear one, I love you so," and birds would sing and skies be blue and their hearts the same as before.]"I'll Never Miss Another Girl As I Miss You." Words and Music by W. R. Williams and Al B. Coney. Chicago: Will Rossiter, 1914. Distributed in Australia by Albert's Music Stores, Sydney. Featured with immense success by Leslie Gaze, assisted by Maggie Dickinson, in J. C. Williamson's pantomime Cinderella. Produced by Charles A. Wenman. Musical Direction by Victor Champion.
["I love you, my Fairy Queen. I can't live without you. I'll never miss another girl as I miss you."]"Jealous." Words by Tommie Malie and Dick Finch. Music by Jack Little. New York: Henry Waterson, 1924; Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington: J. Albert & Son, 1924. Specially featured by Kitty Reidy in Hugh J. Ward's Christmas Fairy Pantomime Cinderella. Produced by Frank Neil. Musical Director: Fred Waite.
[The beloved apologizes to her lover because she's so jealous of the moon, the birdies in the trees, the pretty flowers and the tick-tock on the shelf because they all get to look at him when she can't.]"O Katharina." By L. Wolfe Gilbert and Richard Fall. Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington, London, & New York: J. Albert & Son, 1924. Double version of The Sensational Success from "Chauve Souris." Specially featured by Elsie Parkes in Hugh J. Ward's Stupendous Christmas Pantomime Cinderella. Produced by Frank Neil. Musical Director: A. T. Burton.
[The verse tells how Heinie came to Yankee Land from Rotterdam, went to the follies, then returned home to Katharina, lamenting how to keep his love she must be leaner, "There's so much of you, two could love you. Learn to swim, join a gym, eat farina. Unless you're leaner I'll have to build a big arena, you're such a crowd, my Katharine, I got a lot when I got you." In the second verse she becomes leaner and so wows him that in the chorus all he can say is "O Katharina" over and over again.]"Our Big Love Scene." From Cinderella's Fella. Lyrics by Arthur Freed. Music by Nacio Herb Brown. Copyright 1933 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., New York, New York. New York: Robbins Music Corp, 1933. Rpt. Sydney: D. Davis & Co., 1933.
["While I sing a serenade, Our Big Love Scene will be played." Sung by Bing Crosby and Marion Davies.]"Peg O'My Heart." Words by Alfred Bryan. Music by Fred Fisher. New York: Leo Feist, 1913. London: Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, 1913. Sydney: Albert and Sons, 1913. Dolly Castles' Artistic Triumph in J. C. Williamson's successful pantomime Cinderella. Produced by Charles A. Wenman. Musical Direction Victor Champion.
"The Pickaninny's 'Land of Dreams.'" Words and Music by Nat Phillips. Arranged by Walter Whyte. Melbourne: L. F. Collin Pty, 1921. Sung by Belle Pollard and Baby Webster in Ben and John Fuller's Pantomime Cinderella.
["Go to sleep my little pickaninny, Here upon your mammy's knee [bells]. Rockabye my baby, Angels watch o'er thee. God bless mammy, God bless dad. Silence comes it seems. Close your eyes in slumber dear, You are off to the land of dreams." Appended to the sheet music are two "popular" choruses for voice and piano, "Just For a Place in Your Heart" and "Good-bye Everyone… Going to catch the chu-chu home."]"Poor Cinderella." Words and Music by Charles Tobias, Murray Mencher, and Jack Scholl. New York: Leo Feist, 1934; Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Bendigo, Australia: Allan's Music Publishers. 1934. From the Paramount Picture "Poor Cinderella," A Fleischer Studios Production starring Betty Boop.
[Verse I: Once upon a time there lived a pretty little maid,
She did all the work while her stepsisters played.
Then there came a day the king invited one and all,
Ev'ryone was welcome to dance at the ball.
She dressed her stepsisters for the grand affair,
But she couldn't go, she had nothing to wear.
When she was alone she snuggled by the fireside,
Bowed her little head and then she softly cried,
Chorus: I'm just a poor Cinderella,
Nobody loves me it seems.
And like a poor Cinderella
I find my romance in dreams.
For that's where I meet my Prince Charming,
When I'm with him cares fade away,
I'm just a poor Cinderella,
But I'll be a princess some day.
Verse II: Then a little fairy said, "You need not cry at all,
You're so sweet and gentle you'll go to the ball!"
Waved her little wand and Cinderella's dream came true,
At the stroke of midnight her remance was through.
The Prince found her slipper and said "I declare,
Who owns this glass slipper my kingdom will share!"
Little Cinderella soon became a blushing bride,
Now she sings her song with a Prince by her side:
Chorus: I'm just a poor Cinderella, etc.
[See also Poor Cinderella under Movies.]
[Midnight and moonlight sets a "fella" wishing for his sweetheart and honey mooning: " Pretty Cinderella, what's a fella going to do? When he's feeling lonely and needs only someone like you, Would you come and cheer him, linger near him, when he's blue, Tell me 'no' or 'yes,' Come on now confess, please do; Just like Jackie Horner, in a corner I sit and sigh, Lots of love and kissin' I am missin', I don't know why, Wonder if I'll have to wait very long, just to find out whether I'm right or wrong, Pretty Cinderella, tell a fella what he should do."]"Pretty Little Cinderella." A Waltz Ballad. Words by Blanche Franklyn; music by Nathaniel Vincent. New York: Chappell & Co., 1920; rpt. Sydney: Chappell & Co. Ltd, 1920.
[Pretty little Cinderella lost a slipper made of gold. Sad was her flight… but her lover was bold. Made a vow that he would find her… then the two were wed. Pretty little Cinderella lived a life of woe, till one day she made a wish and then the Fairy Queen told her not to worry, that a Prince would meet her, etc.]"Shufflin' Along." Words by Ralph Stanley and Music by Nat. D. Ayer. London: B. Feldman & Co.; Sydney: Chappell & Co., 1922. Sung by Gus Bluett in the J. C. Williamson Ltd. Spectacular Pantomime Cinderella, written and produced by George Ross in conjunction with the Humphrey Bishop Company.
[The cover of the sheet music shows an Arthur Rackham-like fairy having transformed Cinderella, sitting on a grand cushion, into a lovely lady with long black hair which the fairy lifts. She has her glass slippers and a lovely green gown.]"The Silver in My Mother's Hair." Written, composed, and sung by Vince Courtney. Introduced into Fuller's Georgeous Pantomime Cinderella. Sydney: Nash's Ltd., 1910?.
["There's no silver lining in any cloud like the silver in my mother's hair, nothing so precious, not even the dewdrop on the rose or the fair lily." The cover shows Cinderella hurrying down the garden path while elves in the foreground attend her slipper.]"Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts for Soldiers." Music by Hermann E. Darewski. Words by R. P. Weston. Melbourne: Allan & Co., 1914. Sung by Jack McArdle in J. C. Williamson's Pantomime Cinderella.
["Such skill at sewing shirts our shy young sister Susie shows! Some soldiers send epistles, say they'd sooner sleep in thistles Than the saucy, soft, short shirts for soldiers sister Susie sews."]"Sweet Marie." Music by Raymon Moore. Words by Cy Warman and F. R. Peel. As sung in the pantomime of Cinderella at the Lyceum Theatre. Sydney, Newcastle, & Brisbane: W. H. Paling & Co., n.d.
[All nature (three verses worth, from mountains, spring, and daisies) conspires to make him sing: "Come to me, sweet Marie, sweet Marie, come to me, Not because your face is fair, love, to see, But your soul, so pure and sweet, Makes my happiness complete, Makes me falter at your feet."]"Temptation." From Cinderella's Fella. Lyrics by Arthur Freed. Music by Nacio Herb Brown. Copyright 1933 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. New York, New York. New York: Robbins Music Corp, 1933. Rpt. Sydney: D. Davis & Co., 1933.
["You came, I was alone; I should have known, you were temptation." As sung by Bing Crosby.]"Ten Minutes Ago." Words by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd. Music by Richard Rodgers. From the Musical Cinderella. New York: Williamson Music, Inc., 1957.
["Ten minutes ago, I saw you, I looked up when you came thru the door, My head started reeling, You gave me the feeling the room had no ceiling or floor. Ten minutes ago, I met you, And we murmered our how-do-you-do's, I wanted to ring out the bells and fling out my arms and to sing out the news. I have found her! She's an angel with the dust of the stars in her eyes. We are dancing, we are flying, And she's taking me back to the skies. In the arms of my love, I'm flying, over mountain and meadow and glen. And I like it so well, that for all I can tell, I may never come down again! I may never come down to earth again."]"There's 'Yes,' 'Yes,' In Your Eyes." By Cliff Friend. New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1924. Featured by Kitty Reidy in Hugh J. Ward's Christmas Fairy Pantomime Cinderella. Produced by Frank Neil. Musical Director Fred Waite. Sydney, Australia, 1925.
[Verse: You fooled me dear now for a year, My heart you tantalize; But without doubt I have found out, The secred in your eyes. I never knew just what to do, You had me fooled somehow. You made me guess but I confess, I know your secret now. Chorus: Your lips tell me no! no! But there's yes! yes! in your eyes. I've been missin' your kissin' Just because I wasn't wise. I'll stop my scheming and dreaming, 'Cause I realize; Your lips tell me no! no! But there's yes! yes! in your eyes.]"Three O'Clock in the Morning." Lyrics by Dorothy Terriss. Music by Julian Robledo. London: West's Ltd, 1921. New York: Leo Feist, 1921. Melbourne: Allan & Co., 1921. Sung by May Geary and Phyllis Nicholson in J. C. Williamsons' Pantomime Cinderella. Produced by George Ross.
[Sung by the pair who have danced the whole night thru. Daylight soon will dawn, but they want one more waltz together to that old sweet love tune. "I could just keep right on dancing forever dear, with you."]"Ukelele Lady." Words by Gus Kahn. Music by Richard A. Whiting. New York: Irving Berlin Inc., 1925. Distributed in Australia and New Zealand by J. Albert & Son. Melbourne & Wellington. A Fox Trot Song featured by Thelma Forrest in Hugh J. Ward's Stupendous Christmas Pantomime Cinderella. Produced by Frank Neil. Musical Director: A. T. Burton.
[In Honolulu Bay if you like a Ukelele Lady, Ukelele Lady lika you."]"Wait'll You See My Gal: A Dancing Song." Words and Music by Jerry Sullivan and Lucky Wilber. New York: Leo Feist, 1924. Featured by Lily Deaville in Hugh J Ward's Christmas Pantomime "Cinderella," 1925.
[Verse 1: There's something bothering me, ev'ry night and day, It doesn't worry me much, that's why I'm so gay. Not complaining, just explaining, listen while I say: Chorus: I've got a secret but I'll never keep it, Wait'll you see my gal, She is a winner just a new beginner, Wait'll you see my gal. Fair as a flower, ev'ry single hour She's on my mind, Cupid's a wonder never made a blunder, Love can't be blind, There are so many but there isn't any That are just like my Queen, she's over seven and I am in heaven, You know just what I mean; (1. Out of all the million girls there are, she shines out just like the ev'ning star; 2. When she rolls her pretty eyes at you, there's no telling what you'r apt to do,) I've got a secret but I'll never keep it, Wait'll you see my gal. Verse 2: There's only one thing to do, watch us in the spring, I have the queen of them all, you can hear me sing, Brown-eyed Susan, I'm not losin', June will bring the ring.]"We'll Make Hay While The Sun Shines." From Cinderella's Fella. Lyrics by Arthur Freed. Music by Nacio Herb Brown. Copyright 1933 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. New York, N.Y. New York: Robbins Music Corp, 1933; rpt. Sydney: D. Davis & Co., 1933.
["I'm tired of all the hurry of modern city ways. I'm tired of all the worry of those city days. I'm thru with all the riot of glaring city lights: Give me the gorgeous quiet of those country nights; Take me where the daisies cover the country lanes. We'll Make Hay While The Sun shines, we'll make love when it rains. Take me where the song birds thrill you with sweet refrains. We'll Make Hay While The Sun Shines; we'll make love when it rains. From the hustle and the bustle of the city, we'll become a pair of country folks; in a little cottage sittin' pretty, we'll be Mister and Missus Doakes. Take me where the daisies cover the country lanes, We'll Make Hay While The Sun Shines, we'll make love when it rains." As sung by Marion Davies and Bing Crosby.]"When The One You Love Simply Won't Love Back." Lyrics by Sammy Cahn. Music by Jule Styne. New York: Remick Music Corporation, 1945; London & Sydney: Chappell and Co. Ltd., 1945. From the Warner Brothers picture Cinderella Jones.
[Verse: I believe I'm qualified to talk to people starry eyed, and sort of guide them down the bumpy road. Your heart is light and airy, but friend, you'd best be wary, 'cause a heart can easily turn into a load. Chorus: The sky's full of rain, clouds are all black, and you're on a train without any track When The One You Love simply won't love back. You cling to a dream, fight for romance, you've wasted that dream, You haven't a chance When The One You Love simply won't love back. Beware of soft guitars, Don't trust the moon, Don't trust the stars, 'cause in the light of day the thrill you felt may melt away. 'Tis hard to conceal, Tho' you pretend, I know how you feel, It's murder/torture, my friend, When The One You Love simply won't love back.]"Yearning (Just For You)." Words and Music by Benny Davis and Joe Burke. New York: Irving Berlin, Inc., 1925. Distributed by J. Albert & Son, Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington, N.Z., in conjunction with Cinderella, Hugh J. Ward's Stupendous Christmas Pantomime, produced by Frank Neil; musical director A. T. Burton; and freaturing Roma Phillips, who sang the song.
[Verse 1: A song bird yearns to sing a love song, The roses yearn just for the dew; The whole world's yearning for the sunshine, I have a yearning too. Verse 2: When shadows fail and stars are beaming, "Tis then I miss you most of all; I go to sleep and start in dreaming, It seems I hear you call. Chorus: Yearning just for you, That's all I do, my dear; Learning why I'm blue, I wish that you were near. Smiles have turned to tears, Days have turned to years, Yearning just for you. I hope you're yearning too.]Vocal Selections from Walt Disney's Cinderella. Ed. Milton Okun. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Corporation, 1984. For the Walt Disney Music Company. Copyright 1948.
[Includes "Cinderella," "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes," "The Work Song," "Oh Sing Sweet Nightingale," "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo," and "So This Is Love." In the center of the volume is a retelling of the Disney version with six color illustrations and one drawing. The cover is a lovely composite in color of the fairy godmother transforming Cinderella into a princess in her ballgown while the mice watch and cheer. In the background the pumpkin coach with four white horses rushes toward the castle on the hill. All is sprinkled with fairy dust.]