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Fond Shepherd,The. JBa.86

Title     Fond Shepherd,The. JBa.86
Area     Carlisle
Bibliography     Village Music project, Barnes, Joseph
Time_Signature     3/4
Notes     1 - Shown as two quavers 2 - bar line not shown 3 - bar line shown here
Country     England
Rhythm     .Air
Source     Joseph Barnes MS,Carlisle,1762.
Words     1 My fond shepherds of late were so blest
  The nymphs were so happy and gay
  That each night they went early to rest
  And they merrily sung through the day
  But Oh what a scene must appear
  Must the sweet rural pastimes be o'er
  Must the taber the taber no more strike the ear
  Must the dance on the green be no more.
  2 Must the flocks from their pastures be led
  And the herds go wild straying abroad
  Must the looms be all stopt in each shed
  And the ships be all moored in each road
  Must the Arts be all scattered around
  And must commerce grow sick of her tide
  Must religion expire on the ground
  And shall virtue sink down by her side.
Transcriber     vmp.C.Graebe.
Mirrorred-From     http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/abc/barnes_j.abc
Key_Signature     A minor

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Contributed by VMP Files Sun Sep 25 00:24:33 2011
Last edited Wed May 16 05:18:53 2012

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