Thus Bonny-Boots the birthday celebrated of her his Lady dearest, Fair Oriana, which to his heart was nearest, The Nymphs and Shepherds feasted, With clotted cream were, and to sing requested, Lo here the fair created (Quoth he), the world's chief goddess, sing then, For she is Bonny-Bootes sweet mistress. Then sang the Shepherds and Nymphs of Diana, Long live fair Oriana.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author, appears in The Triumphs of Oriana, first published 1601 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by John Holmes , "Thus Bonny-Boots the birthday celebrated", published 1601. [chorus a cappella] [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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