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Thread #167747 Message #4049831
Posted By: Rumncoke
01-May-20 - 05:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: You ladies all both great and small
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You ladies all both great and small
I have heard of Muckrum Wakes - and the pick and the malt shovel is an old favourite of mint - the coat of arms for the place where I grew up has a pitman and a brewer as supporters.
I have been trying to recall how I first heard the May day garland - there was definitely a chorus - the 'you ladies all' - and the verses are familiar - just slightly changed from the Oxford book. I suppose I should just do that many have done - alter and adapt.