Shepherd come home to thy breakfast

 

Verse 1

Shepherd, o shepherd, come home to thy breakfast.
Oh, what hast thou got for my breakfast,
If I come home today?
Here's bacon and eggs for thy breakfast,
If thou'lt come home today.
I can't come home, nor I won't come home;
For my sheep will go into the wilderness,
And they all will stray away.

Verse 2

Shepherd, o shepherd, come home for thy dinner.
Oh, what hast thou got for my dinner,
If I come home today?
Here's bread and cheese for thy dinner,
If thou'lt come home today.
I can't come home, nor I won't come home;
For my sheep will go into the wilderness,
And they will go astray.

Verse 3

Shepherd, o shepherd, come home to thy supper.
Oh, what hast thou got for my supper,
If I come home today?
Here's brandy and ale, and a sweet pretty girl,
If thou'lt come home today.
I can come home, and I will come home;
For my sheep won't go into the wilderness,
Nor they won't all go astray.