Is Charleroy's Siege come to? Z 257 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-12)  CPDL #45423:       
Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2017-07-12).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: From The Catch Club or Merry Companions (London: John Walsh, c. 1700).

General Information

Title: Is Charleroy's Siege come to? Z 257
Composer: Henry Purcell

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: 3 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c. 1693
Description: A catch commemorating the Allied defeat by the French at Charleroi in 1693, during the War of the Grand Alliance.

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Original text and translations

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Is Charleroy's Siege come to? who wou'd 'a thought it?
Then the Rumours was false that Lewis had bought it:

Then charge all your Guns, Boys, as high as they can be,
With the briskest Champagne ramm'd down with Nantz Brandy:

Let Engineer Vauban shoot the Devil and all,
Yet his Marshal shan't Dance at old Maintenon's Ball.