Sing shepherds all, and in your roundelays, sing only of fair Oriana's praise, The gods above will help to bear a part, And men below will try their greatest art, Though neither gods nor men, can well apply, Fit song or tune to praise her worthely. 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 Richard Nicholson (1570 - 1639), "Sing, shepherds all", published 1601. [chorus a cappella] [ sung text not verified ]
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