Shepherds, Raise Your Sleepy Heads

Composer
Arranger
Difficulty
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Season
Voicing(s)
SAB
Category
Instrumental Only?
No
Description

SAB a cappella.  Taken from a madrigal (Ballett) by Morley, with a new text by the arranger.  Happy and Elizabethan. Perfect for a Madrigal Dinner.

Audio
Lyrics

Shepherds, raise your sleepy heads,
and to the manger fly:
For the Lord is drawing nigh.
Fa la la la.

Angels singing in the sky
Go,Od news to all they bring:
For to us is born a King.
Fa la la la.

Our hearts in offfering we bow
unto that precious, holy Child
With his mother meek and mild.
Fa la la la.

Go,Odwill to all mankind he brings
Peace to all people on the earth
welcome now his holy birth.
Fa la la la.