As You Like It: ‘Ducdame’ | Shakespeare’s Globe | Rent or Buy on Globe Player


Who doth ambition shun
And loves to live i’ the sun, Seeking the food he eats
And pleased with what he gets, Come hither, come hither, come hither:
Here shall he see no enemy But winter and rough weather. I’ll give you a verse to this note that I
made yesterday in despite of my invention. And I’ll sing it. Thus it goes:–
If it do come to pass If it do come to pass That any man turn ass,
Leaving his wealth and ease, A stubborn will
to please, Ducdame, ducdame, ducdame: Here shall he see Gross fools as he,
An if he will come to me. …will come to me. What’s that ‘ducdame’? It’s Greek… ‘Tis a Greek invocation, to call fools into
a circle.

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