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Thread #36310   Message #2518879
Posted By: Janet Elizabeth
18-Dec-08 - 10:20 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Shepherds Arise
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Shepherds Arise
Apparently there is a Dorset version of Shepherds Arise which, to my mind, has much more sensible words in line 3 - and they rhyme! It goes:

Shepherds, arise, be not afraid
With hasty steps repair
To Bethlehem city - see the maid
With her blest Infant there.

This is version sung by Tim Laycock & the New Scoprion Band in The Carnal And the Crane, 2001. Lyrics written out with references,(!)at

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