by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Down in a valley
Language: English 
Down in a valley,
Shady vales are pleasant ports,
For merry lads meet resorts.
Such was our hap to catch a swain
(Oh) happy the valley,
with flowrs to spangle Floraes traine,
nor did we dalley,
his flowrs we tooke all dyde in graine[forthrightly]
(Oh) dyde was the valley,
shady vales are pleasant ports
for mery lads meet resorts.
Of them we made a garland green
(Oh) green was the valley
to crown faire Lelia shepheards queen,
faire as a Lilly,
she sitting in a shade unseene.
(Oh) shadie the valley,
shady vales are pleasant ports
for mery lads meet resorts.

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Researcher for this text: Linda Godry

This text was added to the website: 2006-12-09
Line count: 19
Word count: 101