by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Begone, dull care!
Language: English 
Begone, dull care! I prithee begone from me!
Begone, dull care! you and I shall never agree.
Long time hast thou been tarrying here
And fain thou woulds't me kill,
But, i' faith, dull care,
Thou never shall have my will.

Too much care will make a young man turn grey,
And too much care will turn an old man to clay.
My wife shall dance and I will sing
And merrily pass the day
For I hold it one of the wisest things
To drive dull care away.


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Researcher for this text: Tom White

This text was added to the website: 2007-10-01
Line count: 12
Word count: 89