Thursday, May 01, 2008

Now is the Month of Maying

Now is the month of Maying, when merry lads are playing! Fa la la la la!

Each with his bonny lass, upon the greeny grass, fa la la la la!

The Spring, clad all in gladness, doth laugh at Winter's sadness! Fa la la la la!
And to the bagpipes’ sound, the nymphs tread out the ground! Fa la la la la!

Fie! Then why sit we musing, youth’s sweet delight refusing? Fa la la la la!
Say, dainty nymphs and speak! Shall we play barley break? Fa la la la la!

Sir Thomas Morley (1595)

I've been dreading the month of May this year for a number of reasons. Thankfully today our family received good news. Such good news that we had Thanksgiving dinner. All are happy and healthy.

No knitting news. Off to enjoy May instead of dread it.


Kt said...

So I torally tried to sing "Now is the Month of Maying" in a "Deck the Halls" tune because I though you made it up. Then I got to the Sir Thomas Morley and was like "Ahhh, that's why it was so hard and there weren't enough la la la's..."

Karen said...

Was not sure how many readers would recognize the most recognizable Madrigal ever. You have not sung it in choir?

I'm flattered you thought I made it up myself.


Sourire11 said...

Glad to hear that you had some happy news. Happy May!