Come follow me, fair nymphs (Thomas Bateson)
- (Posted 2012-03-05) CPDL #25706:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-05). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 70 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 29/01/19.
Title: Come follow me, fair nymphs
Composer: Thomas Bateson
Original text and translations
Come follow me, fair nymphs,
Hie! run apace, I run apace!
Diana hunting honoureth this chase.
Softly for fear her game we rouse,
Lodg’d in this grove of briars and boughs.
Hark! how the huntsmen wind their horns,
See how the deer mount o’er the thorns,
The white, the black, O ho! he pinch’d her there,
Gowen ran well but I, love, kill’d the deer.