’Twas one of those dreams (Thomas Richard Gonzalvez Jozé)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-03)  CPDL #76934:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-03).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 681 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: ’Twas one of those dreams
Composer: Thomas Richard Gonzalvez Jozé
Lyricist: Thomas Moore
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsongFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1901 Novello and Co.
Description: Irish Air: The Song of the woods

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Original text and translations

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’Twas one of those dreams, that by Music are brought,
Like a bright summer haze, o’er the Poet’s warm thought—
When, lost in the future, his soul wanders on,
And all of this life, but its sweetness, is gone.

The wild notes he heard o’er the water were those
To which he had sung Erin’s bondage and woes,
And the breath of the bugle now wafted them o’er
From Dinis’ green isle, to Glena’s wooded shore.

He listen’d— while, high o’er the eagle’s rude nest,
The lingering sounds on their way loved to rest;
And the echoes sung back from their full mountain quire,
As if loath to let song to enchanting expire.