Now God be with old Simeon, For he made cans for many a one, And a good old man was he. And Jenkin was his journeyman, And he could tipple off ev'ry can, And thus he said to me: "To whom drink you?" "Sir Knave, to you." Then hey ho jolly Jenkin, I spy a kanve in drinking, Come pass the bowl to me.
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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 , "Now God be with old Simeon", published 1612 [vocal trio], a round in Book of Roundels [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Linda Godry
This text was added to the website: 2009-01-17
Line count: 11
Word count: 64