Come shepherds, come away (Lord Mornington)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-09-13).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 349 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Come shepherds, come away
Composer: Lord Mornington
Lyricist: John Fletcher
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1780 Warren's seventeenth collection

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Original text and translations

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Come shepherds, come away without delay,
While the gentle time doth stay.
Green woods are dumb
And will never tell to any
Those sweet kisses and those many
Fond embraces which were given,
Dainty pleasures that could even
In coldest age raise a fire,
And give virgins soft desires.