On a dream (Joseph Baildon)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-08-27).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This edition comprises a modern realisation, and a statement of the piece in its original specialized format. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: On a dream
Composer: Joseph Baildon

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTT
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1763

Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer Description: This catch won Baildon a Catch Club prize medal in 1763.

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Original text and translations

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"When is it best?" said John to Joan
"At night, at morning, or at noon?".
"Why faith," quoth Joan, "to tell thee right,
I like it morning, noon and night".