Difference between revisions of "Come jolly Swains (William Byrd)"
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- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-02-08). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 109 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised May 2008
Title: Come jolly swains
Composer: William Byrd
Original text and translations
Come jolly Swaynes, come let us sit around,
And with blithe Carrols sullen cares confound.
The Shepheards life,
Is void of strife,
No worldly treasures,
Distastes our pleasures,
With free consenting,
Our mindes contenting,
We smiling laugh
While other sigh repenting.