Heigh ho! I'll go to plough no more (John Mundy)

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  • (Posted 2012-02-28)  CPDL #25662:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-02-28).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 29 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In original key. Transcribed from the facsimile edition, with the Superius & Medius parts set for Soprano, Tenor for Alto, and Bassus for Tenor. Spelling modernised.

General Information

Title: Heigh ho! I'll go to plough no more
Composer: John Mundy

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Songs and Psalmes, no. 22

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Original text and translations

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Heigh ho! I’ll go to plough no more,
Sit down and take thy rest,
Of golden groats I have good store,
To flaunt it with the best.
I love, I love, and who think you?
The finest lass that e’er you knew,
Which makes me sing when I should cry.
Heigh ho! For love I die.