The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #28581   Message #355276
Posted By: alanww
11-Dec-00 - 07:05 PM
Thread Name: Mummers Songs
Subject: Mummers Songs
Hi there I hope the Digital Tradition can help us out. As the Captain of the Shakespeare Mummers in Stratford-upon-Avon (England!), each year we perform various mummers plays from our local area and, at the end, we perform an appropriate traditional song. At present we perform one of The Camptown Races, Not For Joe and Old Bob Ridley. But we have reference to other songs which were sung at some time (maybe 100 years ago!) but which have been lost. Can anyone please help with the words and tunes for the following:- 1 Darkies Lead A Happy Life 2 Ran Tan Tinder Box 3 Jack Up The Orchard Thanks. Wassail!