On a Fair Morning as I Came by the Way

Original Text: 
Thomas Morley, Magrigals to foure voyces (London: T. Este, 1600). STC 18128
1On a fair morning, as I came by the way,
2Met I with a merry maid in the merry month of May,
3When a sweet love sings his lovely lay,
4And every bird upon the bush bechirps it up so gay.
5With a heave and ho! with a heave and ho!
6Thy wife shall be thy master, I trow.
7Sing care away, care away, let the world go!
8Hey, lustily, all in a row, all in a row,
9Sing care away, care away, let the world go!
Publication Start Year: 
1600
RPO poem Editors: 
N. J. Endicott
RPO Edition: 
2RP.1.237; RPO 1996-2000.
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