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"Trommeln in der Stadt" (City Under Siege) is a song that uses the instrumental song, "Sanctuary", from the original soundtrack (which is the music playing when Quasimodo is recusing Esmeralda from the Pyre in the movie), whilst including additional lyrics. This song opens Act 2 and it expresses what the citizens think of Crazy Frollo’s search for Esmeralda. At first when they though it as just about “cleansing” the city of Gypsies that was fine but with the all the soldiers, blockages and fire they’re are none too happy about it. It's dramatic and has high energy.


City under siege
There are soldiers marching in the street


City under siege
There are cries at night and running feet


Frollo and his legions
Policing the town unceasingly
Cordoning the regions
And searching them one-by-one

Little did we know
When our Justice Minister
Said the Gypsies ought
To be brought to none
Somehow it would grow
Into something sinister
Till we all were caught
In a city under siege...

City under siege
There are squadrons flanking ev'ry side
City under siege
And it's hard to find a place to hide
Armored men on horses
Imposing a state of martial law
Marshalling their forces
To finish what they've begun

Justice Frollo told us
That he was freeing us
From the Gypsy hordes
Who would overrun
Now we've got his soldiers
Overseeing us
Brandishing their swords
In a city under siege!

v - e - d
Films: The Hunchback of Notre DameThe Hunchback of Notre Dame IIVideoHunchback

Television: House of MouseEsmeralda
Video games: The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Topsy Turvy GamesKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistanceDisney Sorcerer's Arena
Music: SoundtrackStudio Cast Recording
Books: Big Golden BookClassic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of Reading

Disney Parks
Disney Animation Building

Entertainment: Disney Classics: The Music & The MagicOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives OnMickey's Gift of DreamsThe Golden MickeysThe Hunchback of Notre Dame: A Musical Adventure
Restaurants: Clopin's Festival of Foods
Parade: Disney's Party ExpressThe Hunchback of Notre Dame Topsy Turvy Cavalcade
Firework: Believe... There's Magic in the StarsDisney Dreams!Happily Ever AfterHarmonioUSMomentousWorld of ColorWonderful World of Animation
Spring: Disney's Easter Wonderland
Summer: Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Halloween: Frightfully Fun ParadeHappy HallowishesIt's Good to be Bad with the Disney VillainsKooky Spooky Halloween NightRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeVillains GroveVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out! Chapter 2

Original: QuasimodoEsmeraldaClaude FrolloPhoebusVictor, Hugo, and LaverneDjaliClopinArchdeaconAchillesBrutish and Oafish GuardsFrollo's SoldiersOld PrisonerQuasimodo's MotherQuasimodo's FatherSnowball

Sequel: MadellaineZephyrSarousch

Original: The Bells of Notre DameOut ThereTopsy TurvyHumiliationGod Help the OutcastsThe Bell TowerHeaven's LightHellfireParis BurningA Guy Like YouThe Court of MiraclesSanctuaryAnd He Shall Smite the WickedInto the SunlightSomeday

Sequel: Le Jour D'AmourAn Ordinary MiracleI'd Stick With YouFa la la la Fallen In LoveI'm Gonna Love You
Musical: Balancing ActRest and RecreationRhythm of the TambourineInto Notre DameTop of the WorldThai Mol PiyasEsmeraldaCity Under SiegeFlight Into EgyptOut of Love (Reprise) • Dance of the GypsiesMade of StoneFinale Ultimo
Deleted Songs: In a Place of MiraclesAs Long As There's a MoonSomeday

ParisNotre Dame de ParisPalace of JusticeCourt of Miracles
MusicalDisney Sing Along Songs: Topsy TurvyThe Making of The Hunchback of Notre Dame