from Act I, Scene 2 of the English opera Albert Herring
by Benjamin Britten
Libretto: Eric Crozier
, a butcher's shophand
Voice Part: baritone Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: Mrs Herring's greengrocery, Loxford, East Suffock, England, the night of late April, 1900
Synopsis: Disgusted by Albert's boring character, Sid recites the wonders of getting away from your parents and spending time just having fun. Chiefmost among these pleasures is the pleasure of meeting a girl.