by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Language: English 
Shepherds, I have lost my love; 
Have you seen my Anna?
Pride of every shady grove, 
Upon the banks of Banna!
I for her my home forsook, 
Near yon misty mountain;
Left my flock, my pipe, my crook, 
Greenwood, shade, and fountain.

Never shall I see them more 
Until her returning:
All the joys of life are o'er, 
From gladness changed to mourning.
Whither is my charmer flown? 
Shepherds, tell me whither?
Ah, woe for me, perhaps she's gone 
For ever and for ever!


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Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

This text was added to the website: 2012-02-11
Line count: 16
Word count: 84