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ENGLISH SONG AND EALLAD MUSIC
BABA FATJSTTJS' DREAM.
In the instrumental arrangements of this tune it is usually entitled Bat a Faustus (or Barrow Foster's) Dream; and when found as a song, it is generally as, " Come, sweet love, let sorrow cease."
It will be found under the former name in Queen Elizabeth's Virginal Book (twice); in Rossiter's Lessons for Consort, 1609; and in Nederlandtsche Gedenck-Clanek, 1626, under the latter in "Airs and Sonnets," MS., Trin. Col., Dublin (F. v. 13); in the MS. containing "It was a lover and his lass," described at p. 204; and in Forbes' Cantus, 1682.
Bara Faustus' Dreame was one of the tunes chosen for the Psalmes or Songs of Sion, &c, 1642.
THE SPANISH PAVAN. Dekker, in his Knight's Conjuring (1607) thus apostrophises his opponent: " Thou, most clear-throated sipging man, with thy harp, to the twinkling of which inferior spirits skipp'd like goats over the Welsh mountains, hadst privilege (because thou wert a fiddler) to be saucy ? Inspire me with thy cunning, and guide me in true fingering, that I may strike those tunes which thou playd'st! Lucifer himself danced a Lancashire Hornpipe whilst thou wert there. If I can but harp upon % string, he shall now, for my pleasure, tickle up The Spanish Pavan." The tune of The Spanish Pavan was very popular in the reigns of Elizabeth and James. One of the songs in Anthony Munday's Banquet of