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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

... bride of May, While flowers are fresh, and sweet bells chime, Listen and learn from my roundelay How all life's pilot boats sailed one day A match ...
— Jacob Faithful • Captain Frederick Marryat

... The clamor of the rooks soon subsided. A couple of rabbits skipped from the bushes to resume an interrupted meal on tender grass shoots. A robin trilled a roundelay from some neighboring branch. Trenholme looked at his watch. Half past nine! Why, he must have been mooning there a good ...
— The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley • Louis Tracy

... beyond our dearest dreams, Fairer than all that fairest seems! To feast the rosy hours away, To revel in a roundelay! How blest would be A life so free—- Ipwergis-Pudding to consume, And drink the ...
— Sylvie and Bruno • Lewis Carroll

... new passage, rich as it was at first, his fancy afterwards poured a fresh infusion,—the whole of its most picturesque portion, from the line "For there, the Rose o'er crag or vale," down to "And turn to groans his roundelay," having been suggested to him during revision. In order to show, however, that though so rapid in the first heat of composition, he formed no exception to that law which imposes labour as the price of perfection, I shall here extract a few verses from his original draft ...
— Life of Lord Byron, Vol. II - With His Letters and Journals • Thomas Moore

... Sketched in painting's bold display, Many a city first portray; Many a city, revelling free, Full of loose festivity. Picture then a rosy train, Bacchants straying o'er the plain; Piping, as they roam along, Roundelay or shepherd-song. Paint me next, if painting may Such a theme as this portray, All the earthly heaven of ...
— The Complete Poems of Sir Thomas Moore • Thomas Moore et al

... waken, bride of May, While the flowers are fresh, and the sweet bells chime? Listen, and learn from my roundelay, How all life's pilot-boats sailed one ...
— The Poetry of Wales • John Jenkins

Words linked to "Roundelay" :   vocal, song

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