"I Have A Song To Sing-o!" as written by and Noel Paul/yarrow Stookey....
I have a song to sing-o! (Sing me your song-o!)
It is sung to the moon by a love-lorn loon, who fled from the mocking throng-o
It's the song of a merry-man moping mum, who's soul was sad and who's glance was glum
Who sipped no sup and who craved no crumb as he sighed for the love of a lady.

(Refrain)
Hey-Dee, Hey-Dee, Misery-me, lack-a-day-dee
He sipped no sup and he craved no crumb as he sighed for the love of a lady.

I have a song to sing-o! (what is your song-o?)
It is sung with the ring of the songs maid sing who loved with a love-life long-o
It's the song of a merry-maid peerly proud who loved a lord and who laughed aloud
At the moan of a merry-man moping mum who sipped no sup and who craved no crumb
As he sighed for the love of a lady. (Refrain)

I have a song to sing-o! (sing me your song-o), it is sung to the nell of a church-yard bell
And a dophle dirge ding-dong o. It's the song of a popinjay bravely born
Who turned up his noble nose with scorn at the humble merry-maid peerly proud
Who loved a lord and who laughed aloud at the moan of a merry-man moping mum
Who's soul was sad and who's glance was glum
Who sipped no sup and who craved no crumb as he sighed for the love of a lady.
(Refrain)

I have a song to sing-o! I have a song to sing-o! I have a song to sing-o!
It is sung with a sigh and a tear in the eye for it tells of a righted wrong-o
It's a song of a merry-maid once so gay who turned on her heal and tripped away
From the peacock popinjay bravely born who turned up his noble nose with scorn
At the humble heart that he did not prize so she begged on her knees with downcast eyes
For the love of a merry-man moping mum who's soul was sad and who's glance was glum
Who sipped no sup and who craved no crumb as he sighed for the love of a lady.
Hey-dee, hey-dee, misery-mee, lack-a-day-dee, his pains were o're and he sighed no more
For he lived in the love of a lady.

Hey-dee, hey-dee, his pains were o're
And he sighed no more for he lived in the love of a lady.


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    General CommentNo comments? Really?

    I really love this song... It's so simple and lovely, and the story's straightforward. A man loves a woman, who's in love with another man... but she discovers that the guy's a jerk, so she goes to the guy who loved her in the first place. It's a story you hear constantly, but I just love the way they tell (sing) it in this song.
    BabyCharmanderon June 30, 2011   Link

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