Edward Elgar : The Shepherd's Song, from 3 Songs Op. 16


Edward Elgar : The Shepherd's Song, from 3 Songs Op. 16

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About 'The Shepherd's Song, from 3 Songs Op. 16'

Artist: Elgar, Edward (biography)   (sheet music)
Born:June 2, 1857 , Broadheath, Worcestershire
Died:February 23, 1934
The Artist:English composer from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries who wrote some of the most popular works in the English repertoire.
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1. Down the dusty road together
Homeward pass the hurrying sheep,
Stupid with the summer weather,
Too much grass and too much sleep,
I, their shepherd, sing to thee
That summer is a joy to me.

2. Down the shore rolled waves all creamy
With the flecked surf yesternight;
I swam far out in starlight dreamy,
In moving waters cool and bright,
I, the shepherd, sing to thee
I love the strong life of the sea.

3. And upon the hillside growing
Where the fat sheep dozed in shade,
Bright red poppies I found blowing,
Drowsy, tall and loosely made,
I, the shepherd, sing to thee
How fair the bright red poppies be.

4. To the red-tiled homestead bending
Winds the road, so white and long
Day and work are near their ending
Sleep and dreams will end my song,
I, the shepherd, sing to thee:
In the dreamtime answer me.


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