The Lyrics of Henry VIII/Hey troly loly loly
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Hey troly loly loly
my loue is lusty plesant and demure
that hath my hart in cure
as the hauke to the lure
so my hart to her I ensure
hey troly loly loly loly loly troly loly troly loly lo troly loly lo
glad to do her plesure
and thus I wyll endure
hey troly loly lo hey troly loly lo hey tro.ly loly lo
“Hey troly loly loly” is a round centring on the mirthful and popular phrase “Hey troly [&c.],” in which love is affirmed and constancy is pledged. Cf., in H, Cornish’s “Trolly lolly loly lo” (H 33; see also corresponding notes and commentary) and “Hey troly loly lo” (H 75).
- 6 ensure Guarantee; also, betroth, espouse (OED v 4, 5.b).
The unattributed “Hey troly loly loly” is transcribed exactly. It is listed in H’s table of contents as the ninety-fifth work as “Hey how troly loly.”
This piece is indexed in Robbins Index & Suppl. 1214.7, Boffey, and Ringler MS TM595. It is reprinted in Chappell Account 375, Flügel Anglia 248, Stevens M&P 414, and Stevens MCH8 57.