John Danby
(c.1757 - 1798)

Happy is the shepherd's life
(S.S.A.T.B.)
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Published in Danby's Third Collection of Catches, Canons and Glees, 1796.
Lyrics: Anon

Happy is the shepherd's life,
Who from care and noise and strife,
In rural toil he spends each day,
In slumbers glides the night away.
A stranger to the cares of wealth,
Possess'd of nought but peace
And that great blessing, health.