Sit down and sing (Thomas Weelkes)
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Title: Sit down and sing
Composer: Thomas Weelkes
Original text and translations
Sit down and sing
his little Lambs rejoice
To see the spring;
each chirping bird records a piping voice.
Sweet be the fruits that nature first doth yield,
Where winter's cold not long before hath kill'd.
Pan with his pipe resounds his roundelays,
And Flora's name adorns with worthy praise,
Each living thing full gladly takes the spring,
Both nymphs and shepherds pleasantly do sing.