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Roundelay   Listen

A song in which a line or phrase is repeated as the refrain.

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"Roundelay" Quotes from Famous Books

... is far away: The fever and the fret, And all that makes the heart grow gray, Is out of sight and far away, Dear Music, while I hear thee play That olden, golden roundelay, ...
— The Poems of Henry Van Dyke • Henry Van Dyke

... day; That, rising fierce and strong, Now looked the Western gloom away, And kindled such a roundelay, The ...
— My Beautiful Lady. Nelly Dale • Thomas Woolner

... cave by tempest we're confined, And within ken our flocks, under the wind, Safe from the pelting of this perilous storm, Are laid emong yon thistles, dry and warm, What, Sawney, if by shepherds' art we try To mock the rigour of this cruel sky? What if we tune some merry roundelay? Well dost thou sing, nor ill doth Jockey ...
— Poetical Works • Charles Churchill

... surrounded by all the comforts and conveniences, all the marvelous treasures, all that is pleasing to the eye and to the senses, may not be happy—may be unhappy. The rustic who follows the plow through furrowed fields, unkempt, clownish, toil-stained, weary and overworked, may brawl raucous roundelay at even-tide and enjoy the fullness of earthly bliss. His neighbor similarly situated may suffer agonies because his tastes and ambitions are higher. Those who imagine "plow hands" have no ambitions to gratify know little of life. Sometimes ...
— Volume 10 of Brann The Iconoclast • William Cowper Brann

Words linked to "Roundelay" :   song, vocal

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