It Was a Lover and a Lass


William Copper

Chorus SATB, Piano 4 Hands


New in 2002 for New Lovelife Dances. A hypnotic, grandly growing sensual comedy of a song from Shakespeare. Builds up to an 8-part climax (SSSSAATB) with alternative lines for SSAATB.

By the composer of Lovelife Dances

(from As You Like It)

It was a lover and a lass, with a hey and a ho, and a hey nonino,
That o'er the green corn field did pass,
In spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding.
  Sweet lovers love the spring. 

And therefore take the present time,  with a hey etc
For love is crowned with the prime, in spring etc

Between the acres of the rye 
These pretty country folks would lie, 
  With a hey etc

This carol they started that hour,
How that love was but a flower,
With a hey nonino.

        William Shakespeare

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Copyright 2002 William P. Copper

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