A Great Link to Renaissance Faire Songs

by Mehlinda, Historical Dancer
(Vancouver, B.C.)

I dance professionally for a Historical Dance Company.

We have sung this song (Heigh Ho) in a round. This is a very old song from the Renaissance period, and it is a lot of fun to do with period instruments!

Here is a link:

Renaissance Fair Songs - a long list with lyrics


Rounds:

HEIGH-HO / ROSE RED
Heigh-ho, nobody home
Meat, nor drink, nor money have I none.
Still I will be merry
repeat

Rose, Rose, Rose red,
Shall I ever see thee wed?
I will marry at thy will, sire
At thy will
repeat

Ding ding ding dong
Wedding bells on an April morn'
Carve your name on a moss covered stone
On a moss covered stone
repeat

Ding ding ding dong
Funeral bells on a September morn'
Rose oh rose is dead and gone, sire
Dead and gone
repeat

(many other verses exist)


Dana:
This link is fabulous - thanks! I'll be visiting it again.

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