Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind

Blow, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind As man’s ingratitude; Thy tooth is not so keen, Because thou art not seen, Although thy breath be rude.

Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly: Most freindship if feigning, most loving mere folly: Then heigh-ho, the holly! This life is most jolly.

Freeze, freeze thou bitter sky, That does not bite so nigh As benefits forgot:

Though thou the waters warp, Thy sting is not so sharp As a friend remembered not.

Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly: Most freindship if feigning, most loving mere folly: Then heigh-ho, the holly! This life is most jolly.

by William Shakespeare