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Tomorrow is the joyful day, Audrey

Touchstone
Tomorrow is the joyful day, Audrey. Tomorrow
will we be married.
Audrey
I do desire it with all my heart, and I hope it is
no dishonest desire to desire to be a woman of the world.

It was a lover and his lass,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey-nonny-no

 Enter two Pages.
Here come two of the banished duke's pages.
First Page
Well met, honest gentleman.
Touchstone
By my troth, well met. Come, sit, sit, and
a song.
Second Page
We are for you. Sit i' th' middle.
 They sit.
First Page
Shall we clap into ‘t roundly, without
hawking or spitting or saying we are hoarse, which
are the only prologues to a bad voice?
Second Page
I' faith, i' faith, and both in a tune like
two gypsies on a horse.

Song

It was a lover and his lass,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey-nonny-no,
That o'er the green cornfield did pass
In springtime, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding.
Sweet lovers love the spring.

Between the acres of the rye,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey-nonny-no,
These pretty country folks would lie
In springtime, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding.
Sweet lovers love the spring.

This carol they began that hour,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey-nonny-no,
How that a life was but a flower
In springtime, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding.
Sweet lovers love the spring.

And therefore take the present time,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey-nonny-no,
For love is crownèd with the prime,
In springtime, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding.
Sweet lovers love the spring.

Touchstone
Truly, young gentlemen, though there
was no great matter in the ditty, yet the note was
very untunable.
First Page
You are deceived, sir. We kept time. We lost
not our time.
Touchstone
By my troth, yes. I count it but time lost
to hear such a foolish song. God be wi' you, and
God mend your voices.—Come, Audrey.
 They rise and exit.
 

Source:
Act 5
Scene 3
Line 1

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