Happy is the shepherd's life (John Danby)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-02-07). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 75 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
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First published: 1796
Original text and translations
Happy is the shepherd's life,
Who from care and noise and strife,
In rural toil he spends each day,
In slumbers glides the night away.
A stranger to the cares of wealth,
Possess'd of nought but peace
And that great blessing, health.