by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Down in a valley, as Alexis trips
Language: English 
Down in a valley, as Alexis trips,
Daphne sat sweetly sleeping,
soon as the wanton touch'd her ruddy lips
she nicely falls aweeping.

The wag full softly lifts her.
and to and fro he sifts her.
But when nor sighs nor kisses mov'd her pity,
nor sighs nor tears could move her pity, .
with plaints he warbles forth this mournful ditty.


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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by John Wilbye.

Researcher for this text: Bart O'Brien

This text was added to the website: 2004-12-08
Line count: 9
Word count: 62