by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

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!

Authorship

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
    ]

Researcher for this text: Linda Godry

This text was added to the website: 2009-01-17
Line count: 10
Word count: 45