from Act I, Scene 2 of the English opera The Ballad of Baby Doe
by Douglas Moore
Libretto: John Latouche
Role: Elizabeth Doe (Baby Doe)
, the wife of a miner, Harvey Doe
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: outside of the Clarendon Hotel, Leadville, Colorado, 1880
Synopsis: Baby Doe sits at a piano, playing and singing for herself. The song she sings sounds like an ordinary song about lost love. However, she is actually singing about her broken marriage with Harvey Doe and how it fell apart.