Shepherds, rise! and shake off sleep (Henry Lahee)
- 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.
First published: 1890 The Orpheus (New series) no.220
Description: This glee obtains the prize offered by the Apollo Griffin Glee club, 1889.
Original text and translations
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.