Heigh Ho suite
Oh Poor Bird
"Heigh Ho" is a round, a song that uses a fugue style where different people start at different times and the music overlaps. Furthermore, multiple lyrics have made it so you can sing it as a round or as interlocking verses.
traditional English round
Each of these five songs can be sung by itself, as a round (start a new verse at the start of the second line), or overlapping.
1. Heigh Ho
Heigh, ho, nobody's home.
Eat nor drink nor money have I none;
Still I will be very very merry.
Heigh, ho, heigh.
2. Rose Red
Rose, Rose, Rose Red,
Will I ever see thee wed?
I will marry at they will, sire,
At thy will.
How can I tell you how I feel?
You have given me so many treasures;
I love you so.
Love, love, love, love.
Love is the gospel of the world;
Love they neighbor and each other.
Love, love, love.
Peace, peace, peace, peace.
Wars will start and wars will cease.
We must learn to live together.
Peace, peace, peace.
Oh poor bird,
Take thy flight
High above the wearies
of this sad night.
"Oh Poor Bird" is meant to be sung with "Heigh Ho" as a descant.