AFGAR



Composer: Charles Cuvillier
Lyricist: Douglas Furber

Opened: September 17, 1919, Pavilion Theatre, London; November 8, 1920, Central Theatre, N.Y.C.
Performances: 300 (London); 168 (N.Y.C.)


Ah, Give Me Your Lips (used in the London production only):

1. 78/Columbia F1026 (Marie Burke and Harry Welchman with the London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)


Antiques (cut prior to the New York production):

1. 78/Columbia F1024 (John Humphries and Harry Welchman with the London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)


Caresses (M/L: James V. Monaco) (added after New York opening):

1. 78/Puritan 11038 (Merry Melody Men)
2. 78/Silvertone 5139 (Joseph Samuels’ Music Masters)
3. 78/Grey Gull L 1034 (Banjopators) [also 78/Cleartone C 3034]
4. 78/Gennett 4655 A (Joe Coleman’s President Orchestra)
5. 78/Emerson 10304 (Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra) [also 78/Okeh 4231]
6. 78/Columbia A 3349 (Vincent Lopez Orchestra) [also 78/Columbia 3024]
7. 78/Brunswick 2067 (Green Brothers’ Novelty Band)
8. 78/Victor 35704 (Paul Whiteman and His Ambassador Orchestra)
9. 78/Vocalion 14138 (The Melody Men)


Dardanella (M: Felix Bernard; Johnny S. Black; L: Fred Fisher) (used in the London production only):

I have not attempted to compile discolographical information for this standard beyond original cast member performances.
1. 78/Columbia F1043 (Alice Delysia with the London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana) [reissued on Alice Delysia Sings Poor Little Rich Girl, Dardenella, Helen Of Troy, World (M) SH 164]


Dear Lonely Lover (used in the London production only):

1. 78/Columbia 781 (London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)
2. 78/Columbia F1029 (rej) (Alice Delysia with the London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)


Entrance Of Isilda (used in the London production only):

1. 78/Columbia 781 (London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)


Finale (Act 2):

1. 78/Columbia 781 (London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana) (as “Grand Finale”)


Garden Of Make Believe (cut after New York opening):

1. 78/Columbia F1028  (Alice Delysia with the London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana) [reissued on Alice Delysia Sings Poor Little Rich Girl, Dardenella, Helen Of Troy, World (M) SH 164]


(We’re The) Gentlemen Of The Harem (used in the London production only):

1. 78/Columbia 781 (London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)


Give The Devil His Due:

1. 78/Columbia 781 (London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)
2. 78/Columbia F1025 (Harry Welchman with the London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)


I Want Love (M: Maurice Yvain; L: Irving Bibo; Cyrus D. Wood) (added for the subsequent tour):

1. 78/Odeon Od 20082 (Julius Lenzberg’s Harmonists)


Live For Love:

1. 78/Columbia F1027 (Alice Delysia with the London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)


(The) Man From Mexico:

1. 78/Columbia 781 (London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)
2. 78/Columbia F1025 (Harry Welchman with the London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)


Music D’Anti-Chambre:

1. 78/Columbia F1029 (rej) (Alice Delysia and Leon Morton with the London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)


‘Neath Thy Casement:

1. 78/Columbia F1026 (Harry Welchman with the London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)


Night Was Made For Love (used in the London production only):

1. 78/Columbia F1028  (Alice Delysia and Harry Welchman with the London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana) [reissued on Alice Delysia Sings Poor Little Rich Girl, Dardenella, Helen Of Troy, World (M) SH 164]


No Man’s Land (cut prior to the New York production):

1. 78/Columbia F1027 (Alice Delysia with the London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)


Rose Of Seville:

1. 78/Columbia F1023 (Marie Burke with the London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)


Sunshine Valley:

1. 78/Columbia F1023 (Marie Burke with the London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)


United We Stand (Chorus Of Husbands):

1. 78/Columbia 781 (London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)
2. 78/Columbia F1024 (John Humphries and Lupino Lane with the London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana)


Why Don’t You? (M: Harry Tierney; L: Joseph McCarthy):

1. 78/Gramophone 216241 (Charles Harrison with orchestra)
2. 78/Victor 35707 (All Star Trio and Their Orchestra)
3. 78/Vocalion 14140 (Hugh Donovan with orchestral accompaniment)
4. 78/Edison 50733 (Lenzberg’s Riverside Orchestra)


You’d Be Surprised (M/L: Irving Berlin) (used in the London production only; originally used in ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1919):

I have not attempted to compile discographical information for this Berlin standard beyond original cast member performances.
1. 78/Columbia F1043 (Alice Delysia with the London Pavilion Orchestra conducted by I.A. de Orellana) [reissued on The Ultimate Irving Berlin Volume II, CD/Pearl GEM 0117]


Unrecorded Material:

Ceremony Of Veils
Concerted Number
Eyes Of Blue (M: Harry Tierney; L: Joseph McCarthy) (added for the subsequent tour and then cut)
Finale (Act 1)
I Give My Soul Into Your Keeping (cut prior to the New York production)
I Hate The Lovely Women (M: Harry Tierney; L: Joseph McCarthy)
Julie (M: Harry Archer; L: Irving Bibo; Cyrus D. Wood) (added for the subsequent tour)
Make Believe (cut prior to the New York production)
Where Art Thou, Romeo? (M: Harry Tierney; L: Joseph McCarthy)