Come, follow me (Oliver May)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 479 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Come, follow me
Composer: Oliver May
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1867 Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer
Description: Text adapted from Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765)

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Original text and translations

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Come, follow, follow me,
Ye, fairy elves that be:
Light tripping o’er the greene,
Come follow Mab your queene.
Hand in hand we’ll dance around,
For this place is fairye ground.
O’er tops of grasse
So nimbly do we passe,
The young and tender stalk
Ne’er bends where we do walk:
Yet in the morning may be seen
Where we the night before have been.