William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

It Was A Lover And His Lass - Poem by William Shakespeare

IT was a lover and his lass,
   With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
That o'er the green corn-field did pass,
   In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.

Between the acres of the rye,
   With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
These pretty country folks would lie,
   In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.

This carol they began that hour,
   With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
How that life was but a flower
   In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.

And, therefore, take the present time
   With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
For love is crown`d with the prime
In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.


Comments about It Was A Lover And His Lass by William Shakespeare

  • Rookie - 184 Points Brian Jani (4/26/2014 4:54:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 36,896 Points Gajanan Mishra (2/8/2013 5:20:00 AM)

    Sweet lovers love. I like it. good one. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shona Adler (10/27/2009 7:25:00 PM)

    it is impossible to find flaw with the technical aspect of any of shakespeares poetry but hey nonny poem annoy me (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chris Bowen (1/20/2008 12:37:00 AM)

    there is a certain jingle to this poem i like, and a familar undertone. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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