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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
Anonymous. 16th Cent.
59. Hey nonny no!
Christ Church MS.
HEY nonny no! 
Men are fools that wish to die! 
Is 't not fine to dance and sing 
When the bells of death do ring? 
Is 't not fine to swim in wine,         5
And turn upon the toe, 
And sing hey nonny no! 
When the winds blow and the seas flow? 
Hey nonny no! 
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