Under a green Elm lies Luke Shepherd's Helm, Z 285 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-12)   CPDL #45419:     
Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2017-07-12).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: From The Catch Club or Merry Companions (London: John Walsh, c. 1700).

General Information

Title: Under a green Elm lies Luke Shepherd's Helm, Z 285
Composer: Henry Purcell

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: 4 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Under a green Elm
Lies Luke Shepherd's Helm,
That steer'd him ev'ry way,
Wherefore now she's gone,
Mourning there is none;
He follow'd her Corpse in gray.

He smil'd at the Grave,
Like a fleering Knave;
She'll tell him on't at the last day:
For if we must rise
With the same Body and Eyes,
She'll have the same Tongue, folks say.