'After the Harvest', Glebe Farm, watercolour by John Davis©
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.