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Thread #28223   Message #349551
Posted By: A Wandering Minstrel
01-Dec-00 - 09:12 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Earsdon Sword Dance Song /Calling-On Song
Subject: Calling on song
The thread about sword dancing put me in mind of a calling on song that I used to hear sung at the Mayflower in Cambridge, This was called something like Earlsdon or Eldons I can't remember much but a few fragments

It began

Now all you good folk give attention
We have called in to see you by chance

One of the verses featured Lord Nelson! and the last line ran

Now you'll see how we handle our swords"

Anyone know whatthis might be or where the lyrics are to be had?