Come shepherds, follow me (John Bennet)

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Editor: Stuart McIntosh (added 2004-08-07).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 100 kbytes   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Come Shepherds, Follow Me
Composer: John Bennet

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Secular, Madrigals

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella
Published: Madrigals to Four Voices (1599)


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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.