The Jolly Shepherd
is one of my absolute favourite Peter Warlock
songs which can be found in Warlock Songs
It was inspired by a poem from Wit and Drollery
(1661) and is used as the song's lyrics. It came into my repertoire via Dr. Rosteck
and he and I have performed it publicly on a number of occasions.
As a bass singer, I found it very challenging and a lot of puff is needed to sing it comfortably.