Hey, Ho, nobody's Home
Hey, ho, nobody's home;
Nor meat nor drink nor money have I none,
Still I will be merry.
William L. Simon, ed., Reader's Digest Merry Christmas Songbook (1981)
"Hey, Ho, nobody's 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.