William Horsley
(1774 - 1858)

Oh, the sweet contentment
(A.T.T.T.B.)
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Published London, 1815.
Lyrics: Izaak Walton

Oh, the sweet contentment the countryman doth find,
Heigh trollie lollie loe, heigh, trollie lollie, trollie lollie, lollie loe;
That quiet contemplation possesseth all my mind.
Then care away and wend along with me.

The ploughman, tho' he labour hard, yet on the holiday,
Heigh trollie lollie loe, heigh, trollie lollie, trollie lollie, lollie loe;
No emperor so merrily does pass his time away.
Then care away and wend along with me.

The cuckoo and the nightingale full merrily do sing,
Heigh trollie lollie loe, heigh, trollie lollie, trollie lollie, lollie loe;
And with their pleasant roundelays bid welcome to the spring.
Then care away and wend along with me.