Oh! Fie, Shepherd, Fie is a traditional comic song, which tells the bawdy story of a young girl who meets a shepherd in a meadow one day, and tries in vain to resist his advances. The most popular melody was recorded by William Defesch (Willem de Fesch; 1687-1761), a Dutch composer and conductor who spent most of his career in London. It has been arranged here for Voice and Piano by Elisabeth Poston (1905-1987), a British composer and musician who studied at the Royal Academy of Music and later worked for both the BBC and the Arts Council. She is best remembered for her setting of the Christmas carol Jesus Christ the Apple Tree.