John Danby
(c.1757 - 1798)

Ye shepherds and nymphs of the grove
(A.T.T.B.)
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Published in Danby's First Collection of Catches, Canons and Glees, 1785.
Lyrics: Anon

Ye shepherds and nymphs of the grove,
Untainted by fashion or art,
Oh sing your sweet sonnets of love,
To Damon my wishes impart.

Fly swiftly, and tell the dear youth
For him 'tis alone that I burn;
Then, such is his kindness and truth,
He'll pity my love and return.