Ross Carter

Playwright

The Black Arrow Song Samples

Here are some song excerpts from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Black Arrow. I hope you like them. There’s more music in the full show, of course (about 45 minutes total).

1. What Color Is Your Rose?

The opening song sets the scene: England during the Wars of the Roses.


2. Marry Whom You’re Told

Joanna learns that her marriage has been arranged.


3. A Man of Means

Dick and Joanna reveal their aspirations.


4. The Forest Song

The Black Arrow Gang in repose.


5. I’m a Girl

Joanna has been secretly disguised as a boy. No longer.


6. A Damsel In Distress

This is what it’s like.


7. Throgmorton

Yes, in the original book there is a character named Throgmorton.


8. What Are You Doing In My Heart?

Lord and Lady Foxham, after many years of marriage, at last fall in love.


9. Trouble I Wot

Dick vows to rescue Joanna.


10. Wedding Chant

Joanna’s forced wedding is about to begin.


11. It’s a Wedding

A happy ending: everybody gets married!


© 2017 Ross Carter