Mon Berger (My Shepherd)
DESCRIPTION: French. Shepherdess sings about the merits of her shepherd. He's somewhere else, she knows not where, but if she knew she'd tell him she loves him. If he comes home, she swears she'll marry him tonight.
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (BerryVin)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage love shepherd lyric
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BerryVin, p. 60, "Mon Berger (My Shepherd)" (1 text + translation, 1 tune)
NOTES: If it sounds cloying, that's because it is. Even the editors of BerryVin suggest this is a composed piece, not long in tradition, suggesting delicately, "These compositions are often characterized by a definite artificiality of sentiment.". - PJS
They are also characterized by shepherdesses.... - RBW
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