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'Delightfully sung by Bott and Cornwell to a joyful accompaniment' (Gramophone) 'Stylish interpretations … elegantly shaped wind playing by The Parley of Instruments … the disc provides valuable insight into early 18th c ...» More
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 tosspots 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.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
This song was written for the London theatre. When that I was a little tiny boy is a lyric sung by Feste in Twelfth Night. The setting by the tenor Joseph Vernon has an accompaniment for two violins and continuo, though an unaccompanied major-mode version of the tune is still sometimes sung in productions of the play.