Under a green Elm lies Luke Shepherd's Helm, Z 285 (Henry Purcell)
- (Posted 2017-07-12) CPDL #45419:
- Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2017-07-12). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 53 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: From The Catch Club or Merry Companions (London: John Walsh, c. 1700).
Title: Under a green Elm lies Luke Shepherd's Helm, Z 285
Composer: Henry Purcell
Original text and translations
Under a green Elm
Lies Luke Shepherd's Helm,
That steer'd him ev'ry way,
Wherefore now she's gone,
Mourning there is none;
He follow'd her Corpse in gray.
He smil'd at the Grave,
Like a fleering Knave;
She'll tell him on't at the last day:
For if we must rise
With the same Body and Eyes,
She'll have the same Tongue, folks say.