notAmos logo
notAmos Performing Editions
1 Lansdown Place East, Bath BA1 5ET, UK
+44 (0) 1225 316145
| Enquire about this score |
| About John Stafford Smith |
| Catalogue | About us | Help |

Between 1763 and 1794 Thomas Warren published, through differing publishers, an annual collection of catches, canons and glees, under the aegis of the Catch Club. This item was published in the eleventh collection.

Lyrics: ? Carew

Stay, shepherd stay, I prithee stay,
Did you not see her go this way?
Where can she be? Can you not guess?
Alas, I've lost my shepherdess.

I fear some satyr has betray'd
My wand'ring nymph out of the shade,
O woe is me I am undone
For in the shade she was my sun.

The pink, the violet and the rose
Strive to salute her as she goes,
May be content to kiss her shoe
The primrose and the daisy too.

O woe is me what must I do,
Or who must I complain unto?
Methinks the valleys cry "Forbear",
And sighing say "she is not here"..

John Stafford Smith
(1750 - 1836)

Smith : Stay, shepherd stay : illustration


Stay, shepherd stay

(S.A.T.B. + reduction)

Preview and playback are available to the left

Full score (PDF), €1.10 for a single copy   Buy this item
Choir offer (PDF), €7.50 for 12 copies   Buy this item
Printable cover page (PDF), €0.00 for unlimited copies   Download this item

Please click here to report any problem obtaining a PDF