It Was A Lover And His Lass Poem by William Shakespeare

It Was A Lover And His Lass

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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 OF THE POEM
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

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Gajanan Mishra 08 February 2013

Sweet lovers love. I like it. good one.

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Chris Bowen 20 January 2008

there is a certain jingle to this poem i like, and a familar undertone.

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M R 07 June 2021

Why can't you identify the EXACT reference (Act., Sc., lines) ?

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Chukwuebuka Emmanuel 07 July 2017

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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