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H. M. S.

PINAFORE
OR

The Lass that loved a Sailor


WRITTEN BY

W. S. GILBERT
COMPOSED BY

ARTHUR SULLIVAN
The Gilbert and Sullivan Archive Edition

Copyright 2005
The Gilbert and Sullivan Archive
All Rights Reserved
http://diamond.boisestate.edu/gas

DRAMATIS PERSON
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The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. (First Lord of the Admiralty)
Captain Corcoran (Commanding H.M.S. Pinafore)
Ralph Rackstraw (Able Seaman)
Dick Deadeye (Able Seaman)
Bill Bobstay (Boatswains Mate)
Bob Becket (Carpenters Mate)
Tom Tucker (Midshipmite)
Sergeant of Marines
Josephine (The Captains Daughter)
Hebe (Sir Josephs First Cousin)
Little Buttercup (A Portsmouth Bumboat Woman)
First Lords Sisters, his Cousins, his Aunts, Sailors, Marines, &c.

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SCENE QUARTERDECK OF H.M.S. PINAFORE, OFF PORTSMOUTH

ACT I. NOON

ACT II. NIGHT

INDEX
Act I
NO.
1
2
2a
3
4
4a
5
6
7
8
9
9a
10
11
12

OVERTURE
OPENING CHORUS
We sail the ocean blue
RECIT. & SONG (Mrs Cripps)
Hail! Men-owars-men
RECIT. (Mrs. Cripps & Boatswains Mate)
But tell me, whos the youth
SCENA (Ralph & Chorus) The nightingale sighed for the moons bright ray
ARIA (Ralph)
A maiden fair to see
RECIT. SONG & CHORUS (Captain Corcoran)
My gallant crew, Good morning
RECIT. (Mrs. Cripps & Captain Corcoran)
Sir, you are sad
SONG (Josephine)
Sorry her lot who loves too well
CHORUS OF WOMEN (behind the scenes)
Over the bright blue sea
CHORUS OF SAILORS
Sir Josephs barge is seen
SCENE (Sir Joseph, Captain Corcoran, Cousin Hebe & Chorus)
Now give three cheers
SONG (Sir Joseph & Chorus)
When I was a lad
EXIT FOR LADIES (Sir Joseph, Cousin Hebe & Chorus)
For I hold that on the seas
TRIO & CHORUS (Ralph, Carpenters Mate & Boatswains Mate)
A British tar
DUET (Josephine & Ralph)
Refrain, audacious tar
FINALE (Ralph, Deadeye, Cousin Hebe, Josephine & Chorus)
Can I survive this overbearing

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15
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ENTRACTE

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Act II
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21

SONG (Captain Corcoran)


Fair moon, to thee I sing
DUET (Mrs. Cripps & Captain Corcoran)Things are seldom what they seem
SCENA (Josephine)
The hours creep on apace
TRIO (Josephine, Captain Corcoran & Sir Joseph)
Never mind the why and wherefore
DUET (Captain Corcoran & Deadeye)
Kind Captain, Ive important information
SOLI & CHORUS
Carefully on tip-toe stealing
OCTET & CHORUS
Farewell, my own
LEGEND (Mrs Cripps & Chorus)
A many years ago
FINALE
O joy! Oh rapture unforeseen

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