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!
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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 , "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