World's Largest Sheet Music Selection


It was a lover and his lass - a modern madrigal for men's voices TTBarB

Digital Sheet Music

By David Warin Solomons

Be the first! Write a Review

Tenor Voice, Baritone Voice, Bass Voice, Choir - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by David Warin Solomons (1953-). 21st Century, 20th Century, Neo-Classical. Score. 6 pages. Published by David Warin Solomons (S0.175925).

Item Number: S0.175925

A jolly parody of Shakespeare's song by the same name but using my Bell Dance as the melody to represent mobile phones (or cell phones as they say in the USA).
These pretty city folk walk down supermarket aisles chatting to each other on their mobile phones instead of the green corn fields of Shakespeare's original.

The sound sample here is an electronic preview, but a performance of a higher version performed by the Composer's Choir can be found at

Ring ding dong ring ding dong

It was a lover and his lass in the spring time
that through the city streets did pass in this ring time
calling each other every minute or two
and texting in case they couldn't get through
oh hearken to the lovers in the spring  time!

Between the supermarket aisles while they're shopping
these pretty city folk would chat without stopping
vainly the birds are welcoming spring with their song
they'll wear themselves out e'er very long
while lads and lasses never tire of ringing!

Then one day when Romeo must text his Julietta
just to say I luv ya yeah I luv ya so much
but then she rings back to tell him that it's all over
she's met a nicer lad from Folkestone or Dover
(It's all over it's all over lad from Dover)

so he just rings to all of his pals and calls her a slag!

and all the people on the tram hear the show while
our pretty city folk live all on their mobile
then suddenly the battery's flat as a skate
and Romeo can not ring his mate
he's sorry that he called her "slag" in spring time
he can't ring her he can't ring his Julietta
sorry now in spring.

About SMP Press

This product was created by a member of SMP Press, our global community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. Our independent musicians have created unique compositions and arrangements for the Sheet Music Plus community, many of which are not available anywhere else.

Click here to see more titles from these independent creators and to learn more about SMP Press.

Please note this product may not be eligible for all sales, promotions or coupons offered through Sheet Music Plus - please check promotional details for specifics.

About Digital Downloads

Digital Downloads are downloadable sheet music files that can be viewed directly on your computer, tablet or mobile device. Once you download your digital sheet music, you can view and print it at home, school, or anywhere you want to make music, and you don’t have to be connected to the internet. Just purchase, download and play!

PLEASE NOTE: Your Digital Download will have a watermark at the bottom of each page that will include your name, purchase date and number of copies purchased. You are only authorized to print the number of copies that you have purchased. You may not digitally distribute or print more copies than purchased for use (i.e., you may not print or digitally distribute individual copies to friends or students).

See Similar Sheet Music and Digital Downloads

Close X

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy

I am a music teacher.