Blow, Shepherds, blow (Thomas Morley)

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General Information

Title: Blow, Shepherds, blow
Composer: Thomas Morley

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1593 in Canzonets to Three Voices, no. 8

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Original text and translations

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Blow, Shepherds, blow,
blow your pipes with glee resounding,
with gladsome glee resounding:
See lo where the fair Eliza,
see she comes with love,
love and heavenly grace abounding.
Run Nymphs apace, go meet her
with flowers and garlands goodly greet her.
All hail Eliza fair, the country's goddess;
long mayst thou live the shepherds queen,
and lovely Mistress;
long mayst thou live the shepherds lovely Mistress;
long mayst thou live their Mistress.