Call for the reckoning, Z 244 (Henry Purcell)
- Contributor: Jason Smart (submitted 2022-09-02). Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 3.49 MB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Facsimile from 'The Catch Club or Merry Companions' (London: J. Walsh, 1765?)
- Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2022-06-07). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 71 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Description: One of Purcell's comic catches. From The Catch Club or Merry Companions (London: John Walsh, c. 1700).
Original text and translations
Call for the Reck'ning, and let us be gone,
Such careless attendance sure never was known.
Pray ring the Bell till the Drawers come up,
Nay prithee pull on, tho' you break the Rope.
Why sure they're asleep, a pox take 'em all.
Oh now they come sneaking with "Gentlemen, d'ye call?"