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Topic Creative writing / art

A space to get creative with poems, prose or perhaps upload some artwork

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Pastoral or Song of the Shepherdess

Started by Anonymous on 31 July 2013 at 15:48

Pastoral - or, Song of the Shepherdess

 

Out in the meadow, the shepherdess calling,

lu la lay, lu la lay, lu la lay lay.

As she sits by the stream among Melick and Cowslips,

she calls to her flock in the fields where they lay.

 

Lu la lay lay, lu la lay lay

she calls to her flock in the fields where they lay.

 

Beneath the old Willow, it's shadow so cooling,

lu la lay, lu la lay, lu la lay lay.

Resting her head on a soft grassy tussock

She watches the lambs as they gambol and play.

 

Lu la lay lay, lu la lay lay

she watches the lambs as they gambol and play.

 

She sleeps in the sun, and dreams of her loved one

lu la lay, lu la lay, lu la lay lay.

He took out the cattle to market in Derby

and he should return at the end of the day.

 

Lu la lay lay, lu la lay lay

and he should return at the end of the day.

 

He gave her a ring, and now they will be married,

lu la lay, lu la lay, lu la lay lay.

She'll wear her blue ribbons upon her white bonnet

with a posy of Violets and sprigs of Sweet Bay.

 

Lu la lay lay, lu la lay lay

with a posy of Violets and sprigs of Sweet Bay.


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