Heigh Ho the Holly
Words by William Shakespeare
Music by John Allee

Blow, blow, thou winter wind

Thou art not so unkind as man’s ingratitude

Thy tooth is not so keen

Because thou art not seen

Although thy breath be rude

Heigh-ho, sing, heigh-ho

Unto the green, green holly

Most friendship is feigning

Most loving mere folly

Then, heigh-ho, the holly

This life is most jolly

 

Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky

That dost not bite so nigh as benefits forgot

Though thou the waters warp

Thy sting is not so sharp

As friend remembered not

Heigh-ho, sing, heigh-ho

Unto the green, green holly

Most friendship is feigning

Most loving mere folly

Then, heigh-ho, the holly

This life is most jolly


© 2019 John Allee/Portuguese Knees Music ASCAP.
Lyrics Reprinted with Permission.  All Rights Reserved.