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Violent Femmes Hey Nonny, Nonny Lyrics

Last updated: 03/09/2011 10:00:00 AM

Beauty sat bathing by a spring where fairest shades did hide her...
The winds blew calm, the birds did sing, the cool streams ran beside her.
My wanton thoughts enticed mine eye to see what was forbidden,
But better memory said "fie" so vain desire was chidden.

Hey, nonny nonny, oh, hey nonny nonny.
Hey, nonny nonny, oh, hey nonny nonny.

Into a slumber then I fell when fond imagination,
Seemed to see but could not tell her feature or her fashion.
But e'vn as babes in dreams do smile and sometimes fall a-weeping,
So I awaked as wise this while as when I fell a-sleeping.

Hey, nonny nonny, oh, hey nonny nonny.
Hey, nonny nonny, oh, hey nonny nonny.

Say, man, are you down for doing something positive in the community?
No, I don't think I'll ever do that again.
Well, ain't you worried about doing the right thing?
Well, I don't care if I hey-nonny-nonny-nonny-ho-nonny-nonny-nonny...

Beauty sat bathing by a spring where fairest shades did hide her...
The winds blew calm, the birds did sing, the cool streams ran beside her.
My wanton thoughts enticed mine eye to see what was forbidden,
But better memory said "fie" so vain desire was chidden.

Hey, nonny nonny, oh, hey nonny nonny.
Hey, nonny nonny, oh, hey nonny nonny.





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