Shepherd, leave decoying
Shepherd, shepherd, leave decoying:
Pipes are sweet on summer's day,
But a little after toying,
Women have the shot to pay.
Here are marriage-vows for signing:
Set their marks that cannot write,
After that, without repining,
Play, and welcome, day and night.
Submitted by Siân Goldthorpe
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
Set in a modified version by Henry Purcell.
Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2018-12-25T23:09:22
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