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Sing we now merrily

Language: English

Sing we now merrily,
Our purses be empty,
Hey ho!
Let him take care
That lists to spare
For I will not do so;
Who can sing so merry a note
As he that cannot change a groat!
Hey ho,
Trollie, lollie, trollie lollie lo!

Submitted by Linda Godry


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Melvill David , "Sing we now merrily", published 1612 [chorus - ten or eleven solo voices], a round in Book of Roundels; if eleven voices, 2 measures of rest must be added before returning to "Sing we now merrily" [
     text verified 1 time

Text added to the website: 2009-01-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:04
Line count: 10
Word count: 45

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