The sheep shearing
It's a rosebud in June,
and the violets in full bloom
The small birds are singing
love songs from each spray.
We'll pipe and we'll sing, Love,
We'll dance in a ring, Love.
When each lad takes his lass,
All on the green grass,
And it's all to plow
Where the fat oxen graze low;
And the lads and the lasses do sheepshearing go.
When we have all shear'd, our jolly, jolly sheep
Nothing brings more joy, than to talk of their increase.
Submitted by Lidy van Noordenburg
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