Samingo
Words by William Shakespeare/John Allee
Music by John Allee

 

Do nothing but eat and make good cheer

And praise God for the merry year

When flesh is cheap and females dear

And lusty lads roam there and here

So merrily

And ever among, and ever among so merrily

Do me right

And dub me knight

Samingo

 

A cup of wine that's brisk and fine

And drink unto my mistress mine

Now what's that old "Sweet Adeline"

That breaks the heart and makes us pine

Summarily

And ever among, and ever among so merrily

Set em up

And fill the cup

Samingo

 

A couple of couplets, rhymed or free

Iambs what iambs should be

Dactyl feet, the odd spondee

Repeated with epistrophe

So merrily

And ever a Monk, and ever a Monk so merrily

Write out a verse

And go rehearse

Samingo

 

Where there's a will there's a second best bed

And where there's a way it's straight ahead

Let's sing a song to show the dead

We're happy living here instead

So merrily

And ever among, and ever among so merrily

A sip of sack

A water back

Straight from the cask

No need to ask

Pick up the tab

For old Queen Mab

Samingo


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