Cinderella (In 10 scenes)
in the forest. Night. Demons and Witches discovered)
all honest folk are sleeping
are midnight revels keeping
away. Light and Day
back night all dim and coldness
your sable wings enfold us
away. Light and day
flashings, thunders rolling
the furious tempest howling
away. Light and Day
Enter Demon King
And cease your hideous chanting, For we have work to do
won't want any scamping.
We are all attention
King_ Demons! Witches! Goblins of the wood who aid me in my nefarious deeds. I
have been interfered with!
You, the Demon King
King- Yes, I the King. The terror of the mountains, hill and dale
I must have revenge, revenge that cannot fail.
Revenge! Revenge! But first of all explain.
King- Know you then we have a deadly enemy, one Dewdrop from the Fairy
brand new fairy sent for the occasion
generally disturb the Demon's occupation
know how perfect things were in the village
flat and stale like Four Ale on stillage
matters have assured a very different cuppet
scheme of misery and dissent all upset.
noble Prince, like Hamlet he was melancholy
sings comic songs and is awfully jolly.
Baron too's thrown off his woe and sorrow
married Cinderella's mother, old Dame Morrow
the Baron's spiteful daughters with their cheek
true, they haven't quarreled for a week.
babies two days old are shouting ?
ill-treated Cinderella she seems happy
haste away and rely on me my friends
one and all shall have revenge
by Demon King Exit Demons
Oh what a weary lot is mine. From early morn till half past nine
joys and sorrows filtered through those hours. Did I say?
was thinking of the flowers. They are my only friends
wonder they are ever in my thoughts. Not my only friends?
the Baron's page-boy, he's a proper sort
I remember there's the birds
seem to say all sorts of soothing words
Here I are! Here I are! Here I are!
There's Miss Cindy, she's wandering all alone in the wood
don't know how it is. I never could! What's that?
don't like being alone, all by myself, it's nasty.
wish I had a bit of mother's apple pasty. I am so hungry
I was fat, but people now don't know me"
got to black the boots and clean the winder
Cinderella for the wood they cinder
heart's a boiling over at my eyes
could eat two penny meat pies. No but really
is 'at nice getting up so early
Mister's on the sofa. We're traipsing in the mud
well! Sofa(r) so good. When I'm a Baron
Oh this fearful yearning. This time it's lager beer and mutton
dear a me!
I say Buttons
(Frightened) Oy! Oh I'll never do it again. It wasn't me!
must have been the brother I ought to have had. If he was
me. I've done nothing , but I won't repeat it. Let me go
I'll go as quietly as a penny down a slot
you don't I'll scream
my word I will, I will. I'll shout
Why Buttons! What are you talking about?
Eh! Why! Miss Cindy, is it, is it, really you?
Of course it is
And I thought it was a goblin red and blue
I'm sorry if I caused you fright
Don't mention it, I'm better now, yes quite---
Why Buttons you look positively pale
I had an accident
Yes, I sat upon a nail
But I must get more fuel and for home prepare
You stay here Miss Cindy- I'll get your share
You won't be long dear friend, it's getting late
in this secluded spot for you I'll wait
Certainly! you rest in this bower.
only takes me 15 minutes to run a quarter of an hour
I feel so very tired- it's no use sighing
eyes are red and smart with so much crying
strange feeling o'er my senses creep
feel as if I'd like to go to sleep
must not give way for poor Button's sake
no use. I cannot keep awake.
Enter Fairy Dewdrop
Sweet Cinderella! Lovely child
will guard you. Ah she smiles
my magic influence I now enfold you
will punish those who beat and scold you
troubles will soon be at an end
love and joy to you I'll send
Prince approaches guided by my hand
to complete the magic with my wand
Lost! Lost! and gone astray
nice thing for a Prince to lose his way
I'm lost; lost on my own ground
suppose I'd better stay here till I'm found.
strange mysterious influence doth impel me
this a vision? What a charming creature
in every form and feature
joy and rapture I could cry
wonder if she's lost as well am I
is this meeting afte, or what's it's meaning?
Oh deary me, I have been dreaming
Excuse me miss, but you're out soon this morning
Just as the clouds rolled by and day was dawning
But perhaps to early hours you're used
Excuse me sir, we've not been introduced
This arrangement is ridiculous I'll own
I wish to be loved for myself alone
What, I a Prince?
Yes for a time only in name
Show him you're up to every Royal game
Always travel with your sword and barkers
Yes, and my own cards and markers
Invite the allied Princes by the dozen
Yes, but mind no wedding them to cousins
You can take my hand and word upon it
go it ? as you have never gone it.
Now comrades time ?, quick no more delay
hunting song before we gallop along
then my lads away.
End of Scene
11 (Corridor in Baron's Castle)
Enter Baron 1st R
I am a Baron and I beg to state
want of brass bewail my barren fate
I were rich I should be content
all my lands in Ireland, and I can't get my rent.
I haven't paid any for three quarters
got married to a widow with a daughter
my two beauties that makes three
we shall be such a happy familee
you kindly hand me the communicator (?) . Thank you
wonderful invention saves a lot of trouble and strife
send me two of Scotch and my wife
have much to say to her, quite an oration
plans to make for our wedding celebration;
to hand to her our marriage portion
consists of debts and a bottle of toothache lotion
she comes! I hear her fairy foot upon the mat, Yes, tis she.
Enter Baroness 1st R
Oh drat that cat
Are you hurt my popsie wopsie love?
Oh chuck it or I'll give you a good shove
I sent for you, I've something to reveal
I've also something which I must conceal
secret to tell me-- ah you are so kind
Yes my dear, it's weighing on my mind. Now once upon a time
Speak I implore
I loved another
You've married once before. Speak out proud Baron, tell it me again
Excuse me dear, are you in pain?
She ran away and left me with two daughters
If I go for him he'll lose a quarter
But my darling as a matter of course
soon obtained the necessary divorce
Like Douglas Fairbanks and the rest
seem to think a change is best
And henceforth we'll be happy, no more monkey tricks
We' ll run the course together
the straight or o'er the sticks
There, my ducky, don't go very far
I'll introduce my daughters to their mamma.
Once I was a widow, but my charms
the Baron and he took me in his arms
better off, oh much than have been
if he tickles me I'm sure to scream
thinks I love him, I do, more or less. I've gained my point, I'm now a Baroness.