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Thread #120532   Message #2623070
Posted By: doncatterall
02-May-09 - 07:38 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Songs to do with May Day
Subject: RE: Folklore: Songs to do with May Day
my particular favourite:-

The First of May – from the singing of Dave Houghton (Crockett)

This morning is the first of May
The bright time of the year
If I should live and tarry well
If I should live and tarry well
If I should live and tarry well
I'll come another year

chorus
So ladies all both great and small
We wish you a joyful May
So ladies all both great and small
We wish you a joyful May

Now step into your dairy for
A jug of your best cream
A jug of cream I do not mean
A jug of cream I do not mean
A jug of cream I do not mean
But a jug of your brown ale

The clock's struck one
I must be gone
No longer can I stay
So come down stairs my pretty maid
So come down stairs my fair pretty maid
So come down stairs my pretty maid
And view a garland gay

A garland gay we've brought you here
Before your door it stands
It's well set out and well spread about
It's well set out and well spread about
It's well set out and well spread about
By the work of our Lord's hand

Now take the Bible in your hand
And read the scripture through
And when the day of judgement comes
And when the day of judgement comes
And when the day of judgement comes
The Lord will remember you