Gilbert & Sullivan – The Pirates of Penzance – 1929

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GILBERT & SULLIVAN: The Pirates of Penzance

Major-General Stanley – George Baker
Pirate King – Peter Dawson
Samuel – Stuart Robertson
Frederic – Derek Oldham
Sergeant of Police – Leo Sheffield
Mabel – Elsie Griffin
Edith – Nellie Briercliffe
Kate – Nellie Walker
Ruth – Dorothy Gill

D’Oyly Carte Chorus and Orchestra
Malcolm Sargent, conductor

Pour, O pour the pirate sherry
When Frederic was a little lad
Oh, better far to live and die
Oh, false one, you have deceived me!
Climbing over rocky mountain
Stop, ladies, pray!
Oh, is there not one maiden breast
Poor wand’ring one!
What ought we to do
How beautifully blue the sky
Stay, we must not lose our senses
Hold, monsters!
I am the very model of a modern Major-General
Oh, men of dark and dismal fate
You may go, for you’re at liberty

Oh, dry the glist’ning tear
Then, Frederic, let your escort lion-hearted
Now for the pirates’ lair!
When you had left our pirate fold
Away, away! my heart’s on fire
All is prepared
Stay, Fred’ric, stay!
Ah, leave me not to pine
Oh, here is love, and here is truth
No, I am brave!
When a felon’s not engaged in his employment
A rollicking band of pirates we
With cat-like tread
Hush, hush! not a word
Sighing softly to the river
Now what is this, and what is that
We triumph now
We yield at once, with humbled mien

Victor Album C-6 (53374 – 53395)
Recorded in London,
February 19 – May 15, 1929
D’Oyly Carte Chorus and Orchestra.
Victor 78rpm Album C-6.
Recorded in London, February 19 – May 15, 1929.
Digital transfer by F. Reeder

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