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WHEN I WAS AND A LITTLE TINY BOY

 

By William Shakespeare

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  When that I was and a little tiny boy,

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,

  A foolish thing was but a toy,

For the rain it raineth every day.

 

   But when I came to man’s estate,

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,

   ’Gainst knaves and thieves men shut their gate,

For the rain it raineth every day.

 

    But when I came, alas! to wive,

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,

   By swaggering could I never thrive,

For the rain it raineth every day.

 

    But when I came unto my beds,

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,

   With toss-pots still had drunken heads,

For the rain it raineth every day.

 

   A great while ago the world begun,

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,

   But that’s all one, our play is done,

And we’ll strive to please you every day.

     When that I was but a little tiny child

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain.

     The sky was blue, the gold sun smiled

And the rain it rained on just some days.

 

     I soon became a teenage lass

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain.

     I disturbingly discovered – ah, alas –

The rain it rained on many a day.

 

     I’m now an adult – what a shame!

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain.

     Our climate’s changed and we’re to blame

For now the rain pours every day.

 

 

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