A Merry Note

by The Candle Wasters

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'A Merry Note' was arranged by Elsie Bollinger and Reuben Hudson, and performed by Caleb Wells and Reuben Hudson for the New Zealand web-series 'Lovely Little Losers', which can be found on YouTube.

The lyrics are by William Shakespeare, and appear in his play 'Love's Labours Lost'.

The video where this song was originally performed can be found here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwDSP3B3Ans

lyrics

When icicles hang by the wall
And Dick the shepherd blows his nail
And Tom bears logs into the hall
And milk comes frozen home in pail,

When blood is nipp'd and ways be foul,
Then nightly sings the staring owl,
Tu-whit, tu-who,
Tu-whit, tu-who,
Tu-whit, tu-who, a merry note,
While greasy Joan doth keel the pot

When all aloud the wind doth blow
And coughing drowns the parson's saw
And birds sit brooding in the snow
And Marian's nose looks red and raw,

When roasted crabs hiss in the bowl,
Then nightly sings the staring owl,
Tu-whit, tu-who,
Tu-whit, tu-who,
Tu-whit, tu-who, a merry note,
While greasy Joan doth keel the pot

Oooooo

When daisies pied and violets blue
And lady-smocks all silver-white
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight,

The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men; for thus sings he,
Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo,
Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo,
Cuckoo, cuckoo, O word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear

When shepherds pipe on oaten straws
And merry larks are ploughmen's clocks,
When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws,
And maidens bleach their summer smocks

The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men; for thus sings he,
Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo,
Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo,
Cuckoo, cuckoo, O word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear

credits

released December 15, 2014
Vocals by Caleb Wells and Reuben Hudson
Guitar by Reuben Hudson
Produced by Elsie Bollinger and Plan 9

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