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!
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [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 (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809), "Anna", JHW. XXXII/5 no. 418, Hob. XXXIa no. 93bis [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani
This text was added to the website: 2012-02-11
Line count: 16
Word count: 84