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Thread #167755   Message #4049925
Posted By: Steve Shaw
02-May-20 - 07:36 AM
Thread Name: ADD: Singing in the May / Padstow May Day Song
Subject: RE: ADD: Singing in the May / Padstow May Day Song
He's a lovely chap is Mike. He's a grand fiddle player too (if Mike reads this, I'm the Bude harmonica man!) No Bude Folk Festival this year either, sadly.

I live a short drive from Padstow. If you ever get there, buy a pasty at the Chough Bakery on the harbour front and eat it al fresco, risking the gulls snatching it from you. What a treat. Sadly, the 'Obby 'Oss day on May Day didn't happen this year. The tune of the song is all you hear all day! I love Steeleye's stomping version of the song. The second line is quite often rendered as "summer is a come in today" or similar. I think that "summer is a come unto day" is more likely, though I speak absolutely without authority!