Come shepherds, follow me (John Bennet)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-25)  CPDL #47709:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2017-11-25).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 105 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2011-07-22)  CPDL #23946:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-07-22).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A reformatting of #7730. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
  • (Posted 2004-08-07)  CPDL #07730:      (Sibelius 2)
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General Information

Title: Come shepherds follow me
Composer: John Bennet

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1599 in Madrigals for Four Voices, no. 5

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Original text and translations

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Come shepherds follow me,
run up apace the mountain.
See lo, besides the fountain.
Love laid to rest, how sweetly sleepeth he,
o take heed, come not nigh him
but haste we hence and fly him,
and lovers, dance with gladness,
for while love sleeps is truce
with care and sadness.