Take heed, ye shepherd swains (Robert Lucas Pearsall)
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Title: Take heed, ye shepherd swains
Composer: Robert Lucas Pearsall
Original text and translations
Take heed, ye shepherd swains, beware!
In yonder grove the fair Sirena lies.
O! wake her not, nor venture there:
For Cupid lives within her eyes.
And if she open them on you,
Your hearts will quick be pierced through.
So cold is she, and yet so fair;
That all who see, do bow the knee;
And worship in despair.