Is Charleroy's Siege come to? Z 257 (Henry Purcell)
- 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).
Title: Is Charleroy's Siege come to? Z 257
Composer: Henry Purcell
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.
Original text and translations
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.