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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Songs and Their Settings
Love in Springtime
By William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
 
From ‘As You Like It

      IT was a lover and his lass,
  With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
      That o’er the green cornfield did pass
  In the springtime, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding:        5
      Sweet lovers love the spring.
 
      Between the acres of the rye,
  With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
      These pretty country folks would lie,
  In the springtime, the only pretty ring time,        10
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding:
      Sweet lovers love the spring.
 
      This carol they began that hour,
  With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
      How that our life was but a flower,        15
  In the springtime, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding:
      Sweet lovers love the spring.
 
      And therefore take the present time,
  With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,        20
      For love is crowned with the prime
  In the springtime, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding:
      Sweet lovers love the spring.
 
 
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