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My own vintage piece of sheet music for ‘It was a Lover and His Lass’. Those who know their Shakespeare will recognize it as that sung in As You Like It, first performed, it is thought, around 1603. The tune was composed by Shakespeare’s contemporary, Thomas Morley.

I enhanced the aging of the original sheet in Photoshop and added a bronze heart originally drawn by hand in gold pen.

It was a lover and his lass,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino
That o’er the green cornfields did pass.
In spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding a ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.

Between the acres of the rye,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
These pretty country folks would lie,
In spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding a ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.

This carol they began that hour,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
How that a life was but a flower
In spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding a ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.

Then, pretty lovers, take the time
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
For love is crownéd with the prime
In spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding a ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.

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I am a freelance actress, artist and writer who has always loved creating art of one form or another. Thank you for all comments and forgive me if health problems prevent me from always replying.

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  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 3 years ago

    cute

  • Thanks so much!

    – Sarah Vernon

  • Bec Schopen
    Bec Schopenover 3 years ago

    This is really gorgeous, i love old music paper.

  • So do I – I can never have enough of it or old letters! Thank you or your comments.

    – Sarah Vernon

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanover 3 years ago

    gorgeous

  • Thank you, Danica!

    – Sarah Vernon

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsover 3 years ago

    Great creation! Very nice work!

  • Much thanks, James. I appreciate your appreciation!

    – Sarah Vernon

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago
  • Bless you for featuring this piece! I’m thrilled!

    – Sarah Vernon

  • Joe Jennelle
    Joe Jennelleover 3 years ago

    Thank you for bringing this almost 400 year old work to our attention, and in such a creative and beautiful way. You have made my spring time Saturday morning very special. My sincerest appreciation, ring a ding ding.

  • And a hey nonino! Thank you very much for your appreciations and I’m so glad it has made your morning special – that is making my weekend very special!

    – Sarah Vernon

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Pleasure and thank YOU!

    – Sarah Vernon

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 3 years ago

  • How lovely – thank you so much!

    – Sarah Vernon

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    – Sarah Vernon

  • Katy Breen
    Katy Breenover 3 years ago

    Fantastic…well done!!! Congrats on being featured…well deserved.

  • Thank you, Katy, for another of your lovely comments!

    – Sarah Vernon

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