TESTO DEL LIED"Whenas the rye reach to the chin"
di George Peele (1558?-1597)
Whenas the rye reach to the chin,
And chop-cherry, chop-cherry ripe within,
Straw berries swimming in the cream,
And schoolboys playing in the stream;
Then, O, then, O then, O, my true love said,
Till that time come again
She could not live a maid.