by Francis Beaumont (1584 - 1616) and by John Fletcher (1579 - 1625)

Better music ne'er was known
Language: English 
Better music ne'er was known
Than a pair of hearts in one.
Let each other that hath been
Troubled with the gall or spleen
Learn of us to keep his brow
Smooth and plain as ours are now!
Sing, though before the hour of dying
He shall rise and then be crying:
Heigh-ho! Heigh-ho! 'Tis nought but mirth
That keeps his body from the earth.


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

Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-08-23
Line count: 10
Word count: 65