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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 friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
                Then heigh ho, the holly!
                This life is most jolly.

            Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
            That dost not bite so nigh
                As benefits forgot:
            Though thou the waters warp,
            Thy sting is not so sharp
                As friend remember'd not.
Heigh ho! sing, heigh ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
                Then heigh ho, the holly!
                This life is most jolly.

 
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