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ease his embarrassed circumstances by a loan. Napoleon Bonaparte has his past struggles thus thrust forcibly upon him. Hard though he is he cannot resist the friends of his old days, better and more genuine than those with whom success has surrounded him. Madame Sans Gêne wins her suit, and the Emperor himself blesses the union between Adhèmar and Renee. Rudolph Birnbaum MUSICAL NUMBERS: Act 1 Here you may gaze upon a bevy of beauty – Lisette, Jacqueline, Mathilde and Laundresses When the trumpets sound "To arms" – Soldiers Wine of France! – Sergeant Francoise Lefebvre and All Catherine Upscher, licensed laundress – Catherine Üpscher Are you wanting silk or satin? – Papillon and Chorus Fricassée (dance) My Sabots – Catherine Do You Remember? – Francoise and Catherine Dear Francois – Catherine Upscher, Sergeant Francoise Lefebvre, Papillon and Phillipe Forgive me, pray – Phillipe (New York production only) Finale Act I 11a. The tyrant is shaken – Soldiers, Mob, Laundresses and Chorus 11b. Aha, my boy, I give you joy – Captain Reignier 11c. Brothers in Arms – Catherine 11d. Then haste to the wedding – All Act 2 Old days have come again – Reignier, Pauline, Caroline Murat, Ladies and Courtiers When lurid terror ruled the land – Adhémar His Majesty orders that ladies at court – Ensemble You know the legend olden – Adhémar and Renée de Saint Mezard La Petit Caporal (Lyrics by Ross) – Renée and Chorus Here in big boxes we bear – Chorus I'm the Milliner Monarch of Paris – Papillon and Chorus First right, then left – Catherine and Papillon, with Chorus Vivat! Vivat! Imperator Salve – Entrance of Napoleon I La Midinette – Lisette and Chorus (New York production only) Finale Act II: Assent to no divorce I can – Catherine, Francois, Napoleon I, Adhemar and Courtiers Act 3 Mirror, in thy glass we scan – Catherine A real good cry together – Catherine, Renée and Babette Though many a happy year hath flown – Catherine and Lefebvre Once the lips the Bourbon owned – Ladies and Courtiers Menuet The Legend Olden – Catherine and Napoleon I Finale Act III: Gavotte de Vestris – All