Thyrsis, sleepest thou? (John Bennet)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-07-24). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 131 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised files uploaded 30/09/21
- Editor: Ted Dean (submitted 2004-05-20). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 36 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Revised 2008-01-19, correcting errors reported on 2008-01-18 on talk page.
Title: Thyrsis, sleepest thou?
Composer: John Bennet
Original text and translations
Thyrsis, sleepest thou? Let no sorrow slay us:
Hold up thy head man, said the gentle Melibaeus,
See summer comes again, the country’s pride adorning.
Hark, how the cuckoo singeth this fair April morning.
O said the shepherd, and sighed as one all undone,
Let me alone alas, and drive him back to London.