Lightly she whipped o'er the dales, making the woods proud with her presence, Gently she trod the flowers, and they as gently kissed her tender feet, The birds in their best language bade her welcome, being proud that Oriana heard their song: The clove-foot Satyrs singing, made music to the fauns a-dancing, and both together with an emphasis, sang Oriana's praises, whilst the adjoining words with melody did entertain their sweet harmony. 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 Mundy (1550 - 1630), "Lightly she whipped o'er the dales", published 1601. [chorus a cappella] [ sung text checked 1 time]
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