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'After the Harvest', Glebe Farm, Aston Cantlow - in Watercolour by John Davis
'After the Harvest', Glebe Farm, watercolour by John Davis©
It was a lover and his lass
With a hey and a ho, and a hey nonino!
That o'er the gren corn-fields did pass
In the spring time, the ony pretty ring time,
When birds do sing hey ding a ding:
Sweet lovers love the Spring. 

Between the acres of the rye 

These pretty country folks would lie:  

This carol they began that hour, 

How that life was but a flower: 

 

And therefore take that time 

With a hey and a ho and a hey nonino! 

For love is crowned with a prime 

In spring time, the only pretty ring time, 

When birds do sing hey ding a ding ding: 

Sweet lovers love the spring.  

 

William Shakespeare


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