Hayes, William (1706-77)

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Hayes, William
(1706-77)

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After a bibulous evening at his favourite watering-hole, Sir Toby finds it difficult to navigate homeward. Realising that conventional forward movement is beyond his abilities, he hits on the innovative notion that he should try facing in the wrong…

One cannot but be charmed by the comment at the head of this catch: "The first part is, in many places in England, the well-known cry of a certain limping Inkseller". The name of this crippled street vendor is lost in the mists of time, but his cry…

Every bit as intriguing as the choice of subject-matter - if anyone knows of any other musical treatment of an onion, please communicate this - is the fact that the words, according to Hayes, were written by none other than Dr. Jonathan Swift, 'late…

Another catch by Hayes with words by 'Dr. Swift, late Dean of St. Patrick's Dublin'; this one is a rare thing in musicological circles, combining as it does both culinary and urinary advice.

We may assume that Hayes wrote these words; many catch and glee composers did so, and Hayes makes a point of crediting other lyricists where applicable. So this short meditation on the various exhortations of two ancient philosophers - Democritus,…