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GUEST,Kernow John Lyr/Tune Add: Tom Bawcock's Eve (6) Lyr/Tune Add: TOM BAWCOCK'S EVE 05 Dec 01


Tom Bawcock's Eve
Lyrics R.Morton Nance C 1920
Tune: an old Cornish marching tune

A merrier place you may believe
Was Mousehole on Tom Bawcock's eve
To be there then who wouldn't wish
To sup on seven sorts of fish

When murgy broth had cleared the path
Comed lances for a fry
And then us had a bit o' scad
And starry gazey pie

Next comed fair maids, bra' thrusty jades
As made our oozles dry
And ling and hake, enough to make
A running shark to sigh

As each we'd clunk as health were drunk
In bumpers brimming high
And when up came Tom Bawcock's name
We praised him to the sky.


This version is from North Cornwall
I'm still trying to decipher the lyrics from John the Fish and Brenda Wooton
KJ


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