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Shepherd, shepherd leave decoying

Language: English

Shepherd, shepherd leave decoying,
Pipes are sweet on Summer's day.
Whilst your lays we are enjoying,
We to Flora homage pay.

Then with flow'ry garlands twining,
Lightly trip it o'er the sward.
Gladsome hearts know no repining,
Beauty brings its own reward.

Submitted by Mike Burch


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Henry Purcell (1658/9 - 1695), "Shepherd, shepherd leave decoying", Z. 628 [duet for high and low voice], Augener, published by Galliard in London and Galaxy in New York ; from King Arthur or The British Worthy , no. 16 [
     text verified 1 time

Set in a modified version by Henry Purcell.

Text added to the website: 2010-09-04 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:59
Line count: 8
Word count: 42

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