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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
On a Fair Morning
Anonymous
 
ON 1 a fair morning, as I came by the way,
Met I with a merry maid in the merry month of May;
When a sweet love sings his lovely lay
And every bird upon the bush bechirps it up so gay:
With a heave and a ho! with a heave and a ho!        5
Thy wife shall be thy master, I trow.
Sing, care away, care away, let the world go!
Hey, lustily all in a row, all in a row,
Sing, care away, care away, let the world go!
 
Note 1. From Thomas Morley’s Madrigals to Four Voices, 1600. [back]
 
 
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