Well, you are very young, and I want to keep you still a boy; but, heigh-ho!
heigh-ho, it makes me sigh to think there are so few children in 1853.
I could not sleep, for she was always yawning, and then saying, "heigh-ho!"
heigh-ho for hard work, and lodgings at fifteen shillings a week!
Then heigh-ho for a war with the Earth, to kill off a lot of the kickers—and soft pickins in a lot of ways.
He rode to prove his prowess / in many a land around: heigh-ho!
heigh-ho, thought I, time is flying, and I have yet to look for work.
heigh-ho, what a slipshod world this would be if there were nobody but women in it!
Here is a whole cargo of silks and laces just sent in to me—heigh-ho!
She answered nothing for a moment; then she drew near to him and stood before him, regarding his face; and she sighed "heigh-ho!"
1550s, exclamation to express yawning, sighing, etc.