You gentle nymphs that on the meadows play, and oft relate the love of shepherds young; Come, sit you down, for if you please to stay, now you may hear an uncouth passion sung. A youth there is, and I am that poor groom that's fall'n in love, and cannot tell with whom.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author, from an Elizabethan songbook [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir (1848 - 1918), "You gentle nymphs", published 1898 [satb chorus a cappella], from Eight Four-part Songs, no. 5. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2008-06-09
Line count: 6
Word count: 53