Claudio: Yea, my excellent lord. How still the evening is,As hushed on objective to grace harmony!

Don Pedro: Come, Balthasar, we’ll hear that song aacquire.

You are watching: Hey nonny nonny much ado about nothing

Balthasar: Oh, good my lord, taxation not so bad a voice,To slander music any type of even more than as soon as.

Don Pedro: It is the witness still of excellency,To put a starray confront on his very own perfection:I pray thee sing, and let me woo no even more.

Balthasar: Because you talk of wooing I will certainly sing,Since many kind of a wooer doth commence his suit,To her he thinks not worthy, yet he woos,Yet will certainly he swear he loves.

Don Pedro: Nay, pray thee come;Or if thou wilt hold longer argument,Do it in notes.

Balthasar: Note this before my notes,There’s not a note of mine that’s worth the noting.

Don Pedro: Why these are exceptionally crotchets that he speaks.Keep in mind notes, forsooth, and also nopoint.

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Balthasar: Sigh no even more, females, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever,One foot in sea, and one on shore, To one thing continuous never before.Then sigh not so, yet let them go, And be you blithe and also bonny,Converting all your sounds of woe, Into hey nonny nonny.

Sing no even more ditties, sing no mo, Of dumps so dull and also heavy,The fraud of men was ever so, Because summer first was leafy.Then sigh not so, but let them go, And be you blithe and also bonny,Converting all your sounds of woe Into hey nonny nonny.

Don Pedro: By my troth a great song.

Balthasar: And an ill singer, my lord.

Don Pedro: Ha, no no confidence, thou sing’st well sufficient for a change.


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Contributor William Shakespeare


From Much Acarry out About Nothing. Although the certain tune Balthasar sings in the scene is not taped, the music chronicler Ross W. Duffin has written that the lyrical create fits a renowned song of the period referred to as “Lusty Gallant.” The phase direction in the folio edition of the play calls for the extra entrance of “Iacke Wilson”; some have actually taken this to show the sacred-music composer John Wilkid played the duty of Balthasar in a very early manufacturing.

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