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Song.SONGAYL V.iii.14a
It was a Louer, and his lasse,It was a lover and his lass,AYL V.iii.15
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,AYL V.iii.16
That o're the greene corne feild did passe,That o'er the green corn field did pass,AYL V.iii.17
In the spring time, the onely pretty rang time.In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,AYL V.iii.18
When Birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding.When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding,AYL V.iii.19
Sweet Louers loue the spring,Sweet lovers love the spring.AYL V.iii.20
Betweene the acres of the Rie,Between the acres of the rye,AYL V.iii.21
With a hey, and a ho, & a hey nonino:With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,AYL V.iii.22
These prettie Country folks would lie.These pretty country folks would lie,AYL V.iii.23
In spring time, &c. In spring time, the only pretty ring time,AYL V.iii.24
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding,AYL V.iii.25
Sweet lovers love the spring.AYL V.iii.26
This Carroll they began that houre,This carol they began that hour,AYL V.iii.27
With a hey and a ho, & a hey nonino:With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,AYL V.iii.28
How that a life was but a Flower,How that a life was but a flower,AYL V.iii.29
In spring time, &c.In spring time, the only pretty ring time,AYL V.iii.30
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding,AYL V.iii.31
Sweet lovers love the spring.AYL V.iii.32
And therefore take the present time.And therefore take the present time,AYL V.iii.33
With a hey, & a ho, and a hey nonino,With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,AYL V.iii.34
For loue is crowned with the prime.For love is crowned with the prime,AYL V.iii.35
In spring time, &c.In spring time, the only pretty ring time,AYL V.iii.36
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding,AYL V.iii.37
Sweet lovers love the spring.AYL V.iii.38
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