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K:F C/2 | F3/2 G3/2 | (A3/2 A) B/2 | d/2c/2d/2 (B/2A/2) B/2 | (A3/2 A) C/2 | w: Be-gone dull care - I pri-thee, be gone - from me - Be- F3/2 G3/2 | (A3/2 B) B/2 | (A/2B/2) A (G/2F/2) | (F3/2 F) (A/4B/4) | w:gone! dull care You and I - shall ne-ver a-gree. Long C C/2 C A/2 | B B/2 B G/2 | (A/2B/2) c/2 (c/2B/2) A/2 | (A3/2 G) (C/4C/4) | w:time hast thou been tarry-ing here And fain - thou wouldst - me kill - But [F3/2F] F/2 [G3/2G/2] G/2 G/2 | (A3/2 {/A/2}A) B/2 | (A/2B/2) A/2 (G/2F/2) G/2 | (F3/2 F) || w:i' - faith, dull - care - Thou ne-ver shall have - thy will % W:1 W:Beg-one! dull care, W:I prithee, be gone from me, W:Begone! dull care, W:You and I shall never agree. W:Long time hast thou been tarrying here, W:And fain thou wouldst me kill, W:But i' faith, dull care, W:Thou never shall have thy will. W: W:2 W:Too much care W:Will make a young man turn grey, W:And too much care, W:Will turn an old man to clay. W:My wife shall dance and I will sing, W:So merrily pass the day, W:For I hold it one of the wisest things W:To drive dull care away. % % % % % % % %


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Song by Benjamin Britten

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