Come gentle swains (Michael Cavendish)
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Title: Come Gentle Swains
Composer: Michael Cavendish
Description: No. 12 from The Triumphs of Oriana
Original text and translations
Come, gentle swains, and shepherds' dainty daughters,
Adorn'd with courtesy and comely duties,
Come sing and joy and grace with lovely laughters,
The birthday of the beautiest of beauties.
Then sang the shepherds and nymphs of Diana:
Long live fair Oriana!