The poet of Shropshire, A. E. Housman, wasn't actually A Shropshire Lad, but it seems not to have mattered. I'll confess I found the poetry, well . . . I didn't get it. Not until I heard it sung. The singer is Peter Pears and the setting is by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
<<<>>>Postscript: I continue to be on hiatus for the moment, as I consider what I'll do next, so you may not see much of me online. While I'm away, please don't forget:
If you haven't yet visited More Fine Listening at Prufrock's, click here.
For the entire Contemporaneous concert, Just for Us, click here.
And, of course, there are listening lists at the end of almost every Prufrock's post.