The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hey, Ho, Nobody Home

English Traditional

(Sung As a Round)

Voice 1: Hey, ho, nobody home;

Voice 1: Meat nor drink nor money have I none,
Voice 2 : Hey, ho, nobody home;

Voice 1: Yet will I be merry.
Voice 2: Meat nor drink nor money have I none,
Voice 3: Hey, ho, nobody home;

Voice 1: Hey, ho, nobody home;
Voice 2: Yet wiIll be merry.
Voice 3: Meat nor drink nor money have I none,

Voice 1: Meat nor drink nor money have I none,
Voice 2: Yet will I be merry.

Voice 1: Yet will be merry.

Note

William L. Simon, ed., Readerís Digest Merry Christmas Songbook (1981)

"Hey, Ho, Nobody Home' probably dates back to the 16th century though its origins are obscure. We do know that it is from England and was a favorite of carolers who went from door to door at Christmastime, soliciting food and drink in exchange for their harmony.