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Nymphs And Shepherds

Nymphs and shepherds, come away.
In this grove let's sport and play,
For this is Flora's holiday,
Sacred to ease and happy love,
To dancing, to music and to poetry;
Your flocks may now securely rest
Whilst you express your jollity.
Nymphs and shepherds, come away.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004
Edited: Sunday, April 03, 2011


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  • Evelyn Ng (7/27/2009 4:04:00 AM)

    Hi! I sang this in our school choir too in '73 or '74! I've decided to do some voice and have decided to do this as my first piece! Do you have any other similiar pieces to share? I haven't really had any formal music training so have to really scrabble through the music and rely on memory to dig up the music....my music teacher is too young to appreciate this kind of music. I'm gonna give her a tough time! ! lol I am looking for the piece that starts 'my sweet heart comes along, do you hear te sweet song, the sweet song of the nightingale sing.... (something like that) . I like the lilting kind of music pieces....please help. Thank you

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