Shepherd saw thou not
X:1 T:Shepherd Saw Thou Not T:Crimson Velvet M:2/4 L:1/8 B:Chappell - Popular Music of the Olden Times (1859) S:Forbes' Songs and Fancies, 1666 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Gdor G3A | B2c2 | A4 | G2B2 | A2G2 | ^F2D2 | G3A | B2c2 | d4 | d4 | D2G2 | G2^F2 | G4 :| B3c | d2c2 | B4 | A3B | c2B2 | A4 | B3A | G2d2 | C2 B2 | A4 :: A3B | A2G2 | ^F2D2 | A2 Bc | d2G2 | ^F2D2 | =B2 AB | c2=B2 | A2A2 | G4 :|
SHEPHERD, SAW THOU NOT. AKA and see "Crimson Velvet,” "In the Days of Old,” “Twas a Youthful Knight which Loved a Gallant Lady.” English, Ballad Air (2/4 time). G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The air appears in the Netherlands in the publication Friesche Lust Hof (1621) and, in England, in Forbes' Cantus (No. LXXV) and Songs and Fancies (1666). In manuscript form "Shepherd, saw thou not" can be found in the Skene Manuscript (1610-30) and the Straloch Lute Manuscript (1627). The words to the song begin:
Shepherd, saw thou not my fair, lovely Phylis,
Walking on yon mountain, or in yonder plain?
She is gone this way to Dianae's fountain,
And hath left me wounded with her high disdain.
Ay, she is so far, and without compare:
Sorrow comes to sit with me.
Love is full of fear, love is full of care;
Love without this cannot be.