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!


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" [
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Researcher for this text: Linda Godry

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