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70. There's a Star in the East

1 There's a star in the East on Christmas morn,
rise up, shepherd, and follow;
it will lead to the place where the Christ was born;
rise up, shepherd, and follow.

[Refrain:]
Follow, follow, rise up, shepherd, and follow,
follow the Star of Bethlehem, rise up, shepherd, and follow.

2 If you take good heed to the angel's words,
rise up, shepherd, and follow.
you'll forget your flocks, you'll forget your herds,
rise up, shepherd, and follow. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: There's a star in the East on Christmas morn
Title: There's a Star in the East
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Topic: Angels; Biblical Characters: Shepherds; Choruses and Refrains (3 more...)
Source: African-American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Follow, follow, rise up, shepherd, and follow
Tune Information
Name: RISE UP, SHEPHERD
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Key: D Major
Source: African-American spiritual



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