Yankee Doodle-Doo: A Collection of Songs of the Early American Stage

By Grenville Vernon | Go to book overview

SAMUEL WOODWORTH

The Deed of Gift; The Forest Rose; The Widow's Son

THOUGH Samuel Woodworth is best known as the author of "The Old Oaken Bucket", he was in his day one of the best-known writers of comic operas. "The Deed of Gift", the first of these works, was produced originally at the Boston Theatre on March 25, 1822. The music to the songs was composed entirely of arrangements of well-known airs. Mr. Moreland played George Barton; Mr. Kilner, Zachariah Meanwell; Mr. Brown, Daniel Briggs; Mrs. Barnes, Mrs. Barton; and Mrs. Drummond, Mary Moreland.

Mary Moreland
(Air—"Fill the Bumper Fair")

While each freeman's son,
Boasts of rights a plenty,
Daughters have but one,
E'en at one and twenty.
'Tis the right to choose
Tom, or Dick, or Harry,
Whom we will refuse,
Which we mean to marry.
'Tis our chartered right,
Nature's hand has penned it,
Let us then unite
Bravely to defend it.
While our fathers fought,
For our Independence,
Patriot mothers taught,
This to their descendants—

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  • Yankee Doodle-Doo *
  • The Introduction 5
  • The Contents 9
  • The Illustrations *
  • Thomas Godfrey 15
  • Andrew Barton 16
  • Royal Tyler 23
  • John Leacock 25
  • Ann Kemble Hatton 29
  • Mrs. Susanna Rowson 32
  • Elihu Hubbard Smith 35
  • William Milns 40
  • John Beete 43
  • William Dunlap 45
  • Benjamin Carr 50
  • Laurence Sterne 58
  • James Hewitt 64
  • Victor Pellesier 70
  • James Hewitt 80
  • James Nelson Barker 83
  • James Ellison 90
  • Anonymous 92
  • Joseph Hutton 93
  • Charles Powell Clinch 98
  • Samuel B. H. Judah 101
  • Micah Hawkins 104
  • Samuel Woodworth 107
  • C. S. Talbot 119
  • John Howard Payne 121
  • Anonymous 127
  • Robert Dale Owens 128
  • William H. Fry 130
  • Benjamin A. Baker 132
  • James Gaspard Maeder 134
  • J. H. Wainwright 139
  • Charles M. Walcot 142
  • 0. F. Durivage 144
  • James Pilgrim 145
  • Thomas Dunn English 151
  • C. W. Taylor 154
  • John Brougham 156
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