William Shakespeare
Warwickshire

It Was A Lover And His Lass

Rating: 3.2
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.
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COMMENTS
A nice and wonderful one
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Indira Renganathan 08 December 2016
The way the lovers enjoy the spring....awesome work.....a wonderful poem from a wonderful poet
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Ratnakar Mandlik 04 January 2016
Marvelously penned love story of a lover and his lass by a master craftsman in a meaningful and lovely poem. Thanks for sharing.
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Brian Jani 26 April 2014
Awesome I like this poem, check mine out
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Gajanan Mishra 08 February 2013
Sweet lovers love. I like it. good one.
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Shona Adler 27 October 2009
it is impossible to find flaw with the technical aspect of any of shakespeares poetry but hey nonny poem annoy me
9 9 Reply
Chris Bowen 20 January 2008
there is a certain jingle to this poem i like, and a familar undertone.
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