Laughing song


(Lyrics W. Blake, Music: E. Toriser)

When the green woods laugh
with the voice of joy,
And the dimpling stream
runs laughing by;
When the air does laugh
with our merry wit,
And the green hill laughs
with the noise of it;

When the meadows laugh
with lively green,
And the grasshopper laughs
in the merry scene,
When Mary and Susan
and Emily
With their sweet round mouths sing
"Ha, Ha, He!"

When the painted birds
laugh in the shade,
Where our table with cherries
and nuts is spread,
Come live & be merry,
and join with me,
To sing the sweet chorus of
"Ha, Ha, He!"