Friday 21 September 2012
Tune of the Day: Her Sheep Had in Clusters
Traditional English air
This traditional air appears in the 1840 music manuscript collection of musician John Rook. The song “Her sheep had in clusters crept close to a grove”, a setting of Dublin-born poet and dramatist John Cunningham's pastoral poem Corydon and Phyllis, appears in a number of late 18th and early 19th century songsters on both sides of the Atlantic.