Petroleumania; or, Oil on the brain, [burlesque]

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Petroleum girl

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9 June 2016

Scenery by G. Maeder, machinery by Brown and Hatch, properties by J. Chitry, dresses by A. Taylor. SCENE 1st—WILLIAM ST, MERCHANTS’ EXCHANGE, &c. Gathering of Bulls and Bears—Open Board—Song, “Bulls and Bears come get along in”—Chic N. West—Oil Stock at a Premium—The Millionaire—Ile’s Trumps—Song, “I’ve Struck Ile”—Oleaginous Trap—Song and Chorus, “I’m Hunkey Doree”—Oleaginous and Speculators—How to Bore—Fry’s Calculations—21,000—Job’s Misfortune’s. “HOW DO YOU FLOW?” A Reverse of Fortune—A New Company—Shares all Taken—Duet, “I knows I s’pose whar de oil well flows”—Job and Mich. Central—Chorus, “Johnny, how do you flow?”—Speculators. SCENE 2D—A CAVE. PETE’S ANTE CHAMBER. The Spiritual Circle—Spirit Rappings—Table Tippings—The Summons—Sudden Appearance of Pete Trollem—Fright of Speculators—Pete Demands his Royalty—‘”ne Half of all the Stockholders”—The Compact—Chorus, “How are you, Old Petroleum”—Speculators SCENE 3D—SWAMP ANGEL CREVICE. Pete and his favorite Imp Johannes take account of stock—Pete in a rage—“No Royalty”—Stop the Supplies. Song and Dance—“I’se Johannes Jerome, oh! oh!”—Johannes. SCENE LAST—PETROLIA. Johannes Jerome and Imps in charge of the Oil Well. DEMON DANCE Telegraph despatch from above:–“We’ve Stopped Flowing,” “Send Down your Royalty”—Arrival of Stockholders by the Underground Railroad. Chorus, “Squeeze ‘em, Grease ‘em”—Demons. The Mill Started—Pete Catches a Whale—“Put him in” “More Grease to the Mill”—The machinery overstrained—Something wrong—Too much ile—Terrific explosion—Meeting of Bulls and Bears—Oil is King GRAND TABLEAUX
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Text Author(s): Charles Gayler

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