"Hey, Hollie-oh"

first heard in Going Home

 

Invited to the king's to dance--
     with a hey-nonny-nonny, hey nonny-oh!
She won their hearts with just one glance--
     with a hey-nonny-nonny, hey nonny-oh!
She curtseyed down before the queen,
     and liked to turn the old girl green--
A fairer face she'd never seen--
     with a hey-nonny-nonny, hey nonny-oh!
     Hey-Hollie-Hollie, hey nonny-nonny, hey Hollie-Hollie, hey nonny-oh!

The dragon-killer's heart was won--
     with a hey-nonny-nonny, hey nonny-oh!
Her head was golden like the sun--
     with a hey-nonny-nonny, hey nonny-oh!
His eyes were blinded by the glare
     of beauty more than passing fair,
and all the queen could do was stare--
     with a hey-nonny-nonny, hey nonny-oh!
     Hey-Hollie-Hollie, hey nonny-nonny, hey Hollie-Hollie, hey nonny-oh!

The beauty of all Hagenspan--
     with a hey-Hollie-Hollie, hey Hollie-oh!
The fairest lass in all the land--
     with a hey-Hollie-Hollie, hey Hollie-oh!
For such a face, so fair and bright,
     we'd raise a glass, we'd drink and fight!
She's rightly wed to Lord and Knight--
     with a hey-Hollie-Hollie, hey Hollie-oh!
     Hey-Hollie-Hollie, hey Hollie-Hollie, hey Hollie-Hollie, hey Hollie-oh!

 

 

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