Thyrsis, sleepest thou? (John Bennet)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-07-24). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 61 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: A reformatting of #7023. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
- 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 Meliboeus,
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.