EBBA 22013

Magdalene College - Pepys
Recording Information
Ballad Title The Country Mans Delight. / Or, The Happy Joyes of a Countrey Life. / Being a most pleasant New Song. / How bless'd are they who free from care and strife / In humble Cottages do lead their life? / They there posses those joys for which mankind / Of higher Rank, labour in vain to find. / They live more happy, at Content and Ease, / Than Princes in their stately Pallaces. / They feel not the tempestuous Storms of state, / Live all in peace are strangers to debate.
Tune Imprint To a new Tune of, Happy is the Countrey life, Or, Smiling Phillis, &c.
Standard Tune Title Smiling Phyllis
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