As You Like It: Act 5, Scene 3
Enter TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY.
1Tomorrow is the joyful day, Audrey; tomorrow
2will we be married.
3I do desire it with all my heart; and I hope it is
4no dishonest desire to desire to be a woman of
5the world. Here comes two of the banished
Enter two Pages.
7Well met, honest gentleman.
8By my troth, well met. Come, sit, sit, and a
10We are for you: sit i' the middle.
11Shall we clap into't roundly, without hawking
12or spitting or saying we are hoarse, which are
13the only prologues to a bad voice?
14I'faith, i'faith; and both in a tune, like two
15gipsies on a horse.
16It was a lover and his lass,
17With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
18That o'er the green corn-field did pass
19In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
20When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding:
21Sweet lovers love the spring.
22Between the acres of the rye,
23With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
24These pretty country folks would lie,
25In spring time, etc.
26This carol they began that hour,
27With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
28How that a life was but a flower,
29In spring time, etc.
30And therefore take the present time,
31With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino;
32For love is crowned with the prime,
33In spring time, etc.
34Truly, young gentlemen, though there was no
35great matter in the ditty, yet the note was very
37You are deceived, sir: we kept time, we lost not
39By my troth, yes; I count it but time lost to hear
40such a foolish song. God be wi' you; and God
41mend your voices! Come, Audrey.