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Anna Fitzhugh as a Poppy Girl Anna Fitzhugh as a Poppy Girl (1903)

Lyrics


Sung by Poppies and Poppy Queen

The Poppy Field.
The scene shows an extensive field of poppies, 30 or 40 young ladies dressed in costumes representing the poppy flower. They are so arranged that they practically fill the entire stage. The stage is in total darkness at the beginning of this scene. Gradually the lights are raised on the stage beginning red and gradually building up to a pale white light. All the girls stand with their hats alone showing. They sway their bodies and pantomime with their heads.

Poppy Flowers:
We are poppies
In fairest splendor
Blooming fragrant always
Through the mosses and
The grasses looming
Fascinations rare assuming.
We delight when alone to pass
The moments gaily at play
Every petal graciously nods
Our many charms to display.

Poppy Queen:
For death like a breath,
Comes to all soon or late
And mortals are the sport
Of a mischievous fate.
So welcome the peace
That we bring to mankind
It is happiness to dream on,
With every care left behind.

Poppy Flowers:
We are poppies
In fairest splendor
Blooming fragrant always
Through the mosses and
The grasses looming
Fascinations rare assuming.
We delight when alone to pass
The moments gaily at play
Every petal graciously nods
Our many charms to display,
Our charms to display,
Our charms to display.




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The Poppy Song


From the 1903 Musical Extravaganza
The Wizard of Oz
Music by Paul Tietjens
Words by L. Frank Baum

At the end of Act One Dorothy and her friends wander into a lovely Poppy Field--the most beautiful scene from the 1903 Wizard of Oz.

The Poppy scene follows the Tin Woodman's number, "When You Love, Love, Love." The lights were lowered as the Tin Woodman, Dorothy, and the Scarcrow danced off-stage and then slowly the lights faded back up to reveal a beautiful human-sized Poppy field. The music which accompanies the presentation of the poppy field is surprisingly driving and forceful. Perhaps a musical foretaste of the power that lurks in the lovely blossoms. Perhaps, too, the musical introduction reflects the power of the sun rising on a summer morning. At the height of the radiant music the Poppy Girls raised their heads and sang forth in floral harmony.

Dorothy and Friends trapped in the Poppy Field Dorothy and Friends trapped in the Poppy Field (1903)

You may listen to an mp3 music file that reflects the original orchestration of the number though there is no vocal work on this recording. The sheet music offered below is from the published song sheet and does not contain the driving introduction to the Poppy scene.

So enjoy this Ozzy moment from the 1903 Wizard of Oz.

Orchestration Copyright 2001 by David Maxine.


Sound recording Copyright 2001
James P. Doyle & David Maxine.
All rights reserved.


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