Happy is the shepherd's life (John Danby)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-02-07).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Happy is the shepherd's life
Composer: John Danby
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1796

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Original text and translations

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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.