I mun be married [a]1 Sunday, Whosoever shall come that way, I mun be married a Sunday. Roister Doister is my name, A lusty brute I am the same, I mun be married a Sunday. Christian Custance have I found, A widow worth a thousand pound, I mun be married a Sunday. Custance is as sweet as honey, I her lamb and she my coney; I mun be married a Sunday. When we shall make our wedding feast, There shall be cheer for man and beast; I mun be married a Sunday.
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1 Britten: "on"
- by Nicholas Udall (1505 - 1556), from Ralph Roister Doister, first published 1550 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), "I mun be married on Sunday", op. 7 no. 6, published 1935 [children's chorus and piano], from Friday Afternoons, no. 6. [text verified 1 time]
- by Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930), "Roister Doister", 1922-3, published 1924, from Peterisms: second set, no. 1. [text verified 1 time]
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