The Lyrics of Henry VIII/Hey troly loly loly (Unattributed)
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
Textual Commentary[edit | edit source]
“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.