|Title||Fond Shepherd,The. JBa.86|
|Bibliography||Village Music project, Barnes, Joseph|
|Notes||1 - Shown as two quavers 2 - bar line not shown 3 - bar line shown here|
|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.
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