Shepherds, rise! and shake off sleep (Henry Lahee)

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  • (Posted 2022-05-19)  CPDL #69289:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-05-19).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 191 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Shepherds, rise! and shake off sleep
Composer: Henry Lahee
Lyricist: Francis Beaumont
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1890 The Orpheus (New series) no.220
Description: This glee obtains the prize offered by the Apollo Griffin Glee club, 1889.

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Original text and translations

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Shepherds, rise! and shake off sleep,
See the blushing morn doth peep,
Through your windows, while the sun
To the mountaintops has run.
Up! ye lazy swains,
Clasp your cloaks fast, lest they yield
To the bitter north-east wind.
Feed your faithful dogs and pray
Heaven to keep you from decay.
So unfold, and then away.