Once upon my cheek he said the roses grew (John Wall Callcott)

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  • CPDL #07383:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2004-06-30).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Glee for four voices. Revised 2007-04-14. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

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Title: Once upon my cheek he said the roses grew
Composer: John Wall Callcott
Lyricist: Joanna Baillie (1762-1852), from Ethwald, Act V scene II

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella (originally). Piano accompaniment added by William Horsley (1774-1858).

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Original text and translations

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Once upon my cheek
He said the roses grew,
But now they're washed away
With the cold evening dew.

For I wander through the night,
When all but me have rest,
And the moon's soft beams fall piteously
Upon my troubled breast.