Sir Dagonet's Song

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Sir Dagonet's Song

Cracked my brain, Oh Ho! but shout
     The catch, nor let the bowl go dry;
Cracks but let the sadness out.
     Let crone Care go by
          Oh Ho!
     A merry wight am I.

          Let crone Care go by, go by,
               Let in the free sunlight;
          If we can see the sky, glad sky,
               Who cares to see aright?


Knights each other's crowns may crack
     To prove whose maid shines bright;
But who's already cracked, good lack!
     Is wiser than Sir Knight;
          Oh Ho!
     He is a merry wight.

Then, clink, the bumpers round, around,
     Fool Knight, Sir Fool, and maid;
We'll all sleep long and sound, full sound,
     When 'neath the clover laid
          Low, low,
     In ivied tower's shade.

          Let crone Care go by, go by
               Let in the free sunlight
          If we can see the sky, the sky,
               Who cares to see aright?